Requirements for Financial Documents (Bank Statements)

  • Documents must be in English, or we must have the original language version and a certified English translation stamped by the financial institution.
  • The bank statement must include the account holder’s name, date, account type in English, account balance, and currency type.
  • The date on the bank statement must be less than twelve (12) months old when the I-20 is issued.
  • Documents must have a signature, official seal, or include letterhead from an official agency.
  • If the statement is a web printout, it must include the web link/URL.

Acceptable accounts:

  • Checking or savings accounts
  • Term/fixed/time deposits (statement must specify a maturity date before the class start date)
  • Certificate of deposit (CD), mutual, stock, or bond funds (must state the total amount currently available for withdrawal after penalty).
NOTE: Credit cards, life insurance, retirement and/or pension funds are not acceptable.