International Applicants Financial Affidavit
Financial certification is required only if a student needs an F-1 or J-1 Student Visa.
Name: ______________________________________________ Date of Birth: ____________
Last name First Name Middle Initial Month/Day/Year
Signature: _________________________________________ Date: ______________
Important – Please Read Carefully
This form MUST be accompanied by an original bank statement, verifying that the sponsor has the available
funding in US Dollars in an account to support the applicant’s first-year expenses at Eastern Illinois University.
The name on the bank statement must exactly match the name of the sponsor you provide on this application.
Financial documents must be current, in English, and must be issued within the last six months. These documents
become property of the Office of International Students and Scholars (EIU) and they will not be returned.
Students may wish to keep copies for their own records. Please note that U.S. consulates and embassies require
current original document at the time of visa application.
Examples of documents which ARE acceptable – loan or award letters stamped or certified by a lending
institution; original bank letters signed by a bank official; original bank statements issued directly from the bank.
Examples of documents which ARE NOT acceptable – photocopies of bank letters; internet banking
statements; bank letters without the name of the account holder; letters which do not specify that availability of at
least the minimum amount per year; or life insurance policies.
Students must prove enough money in USD to cover estimated expenses for an academic year (Fall-Spring).
Please refer to the “Cost of Study
” webpage for estimated expenses.
Sponsor – Declaration and Certification of Finances
Please have your sponsor fill out and sign the following:
Name of Sponsor: ____________________________________________________________________
Last Name First Name Middle Initial
Relationship to applicant: ______________________________________________________________
“I hereby agree to sponsor this student for the length of his/her undergraduate/graduate
program at Eastern Illinois University.”
Signature: ____________________________________________ Date: ________________
Original signature required. Faxed copies are not acceptable.
Office of International Students and Scholars
Eastern Illinois University
1170 Blair Hall
600 Lincoln Ave.
Charleston, IL 61920-3099 USA
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