Financial Requirements for International Students

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) requires non-immigrant international students (i.e. those on F or J visas) to verify that they will have funds available to pay for their educational, living and other expenses.

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT STATEMENT OF FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
Students planning to attend UNT on an F or J visa must complete the International Student Statement of Financial Responsibility and submit it to the UNT Admissions office.  Once you have been admitted and decide to attend UNT, this form is required so that your I-20 or DS-2019 can be issued.

Continuing students, who apply for a new I-20 in the International Student and Scholar Services office, must have documentation on file with us that meets the requirements, or they must submit new documentation.

COST OF ATTENDANCE
For I-20 issuance purposes, the estimated minimum student expenses for 2016-2017 are listed below.  These costs are for a 9-month academic year (fall and spring) at non-resident tuition rates.  The amounts listed are estimates only, which do not include lab and other fees associated with particular courses.

For more information about costs, visit Student Accounting and University Cashiering Services.  TUITION AND FEES MAY BE CHANGED WITHOUT NOTICE BY UNT.

UNT Undergraduate UNT Graduate
Tuition/Fees $20,458 Tuition/fees $14,961
Living expenses $12,070 Living expenses $12,070
Other (books, insurance) $2,896 Other (books, insurance) $2,896
TOTAL $35,424 TOTAL $29,927
BEGINNING CLASSES IN SUMMER?
Add these extra amounts.
$12,563 $10,515
BRINGING A DEPENDENT (SPOUSE OR CHILD)? Add these amounts for EACH dependent you bring. 9-month academic year: $3,900/each
12-month academic year: $5,200/each

 

International Student Fee
Students who are attending UNT on a non-immigrant visa or who have an application for permanent residency pending with the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services are charged an International Student Fee each semester they are enrolled as part of their tuition and other fees.

International Student Health Insurance
UNT requires all students who are attending UNT on a non-immigrant visa to have health insurance coverage.  If your sponsor provides health insurance, please read the information regarding waivers to find out if your insurance will qualify.  For more detailed information and resources, please read Health Insurance for International Students.

FINANCIAL SUPPORT REQUIREMENTS
If your bank will not fill out the “Bank’s Official Certification” area of the International Student Statement of Financial Responsibility, please see the information below regarding acceptable financial support sources and documentation.  Proof of funding may come from a variety of sources. Together, they must cover all of your Required Fund amounts, and be submitted before your immigration document can be issued.

PLEASE NOTE: The International Student and Scholar Services office reserves the right to reject any financial documentation submitted for the purposes of issuing an I-20.

Format for Financial Support Documents:
  ►
Documents must be in English, or we must have the original language version plus a certified English translation
     stamped by the financial institution.
  ►Documents must bear a signature, official seal, or be on letterhead from an official agency.
  ►Documents must state available account type and account balance- they MUST be currently accessible liquid funds.
  ►Documents may be sent by fax, postal mail, or scanned and attached to an e-mail to the UNT Admissions office
     at international@unt.edu.
  ►Documents must be DATED and be less than twelve (12) months old when the I-20 is issued.
  ►Statement must include the account holder’s name, date, account type, account balance and currency type.
  ►If the statement is a web printout, it must include the web link/URL.

Funding Sources & Types of Financial Documents
Bank Statement Submit properly formatted (see above) bank statement(s) from:
  ►checking or savings accounts;
  ►term/fixed/time deposits (statement must specify a maturity date which has already passed);
  ►certificate of deposit (CD), mutual, stock, or bond funds (stating the total amount currently available for withdrawal after penalty).
NOTE: Credit cards, life insurance, retirement and/or pension funds are not acceptable.
UNT Financial Award Submit the official award letter (may be a copy) on departmental letterhead from the awarding department, detailing the following:
  ►student’s name,
  ►date of issue,
  ►what costs will be covered and/or the amount of funding awarded,
  ►what term(s) the award(s) will cover (fall, spring, and/or summer), and
  ►if the student is awarded in-state or out-of-state tuition.
Depending on your award, you may be eligible for a smaller required fund amount. See this page for more details.
Funding by a Government, University, or Other Official Agency Submit the official Letter of Sponsorship (for example, Financial Guarantee) made out to the University of North Texas detailing:
  ►date of issue,
  ►date(s)/terms funding is provided,
  ►if dependent(s) will be covered,
  ►what major the student is permitted to study towards, and
  ►what costs will be covered and/or the amount of funding awarded. 
For funding from a company, please see our FAQs.
Income of Student or Sponsor Submit official letter from sponsor's employer on company letterhead or most current tax statement showing annual earnings of at least three (3) times the required funds amount listed above.

 

If a U.S. resident is providing room and meals to you during your studies:
The U.S. provider will need to fill out this form and provide the supplemental documentation as listed on the form to the UNT Admissions office.  If submitting a lease, the lease must be valid for at least one semester after the program start date.  An expiring lease will not be accepted. This documentation will cover the costs of the “Living expenses” in the estimated costs of attendance, so this cost may be subtracted from the total amount which must be shown.

QUESTIONS?
Please see our Financial Requirements Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) page for further details.

OTHER RESOURCES
How do I apply for scholarships & financial aid?
UNT-International Financial Aid Opportunities
How to Apply to UNT