I-20 financial support guidelines

To be admitted as a graduate student at WSU, you must provide a bank statement form and financial affidavit of support.

  • The financial affidavit of support must prove you or your sponsor's willingness to pay for tuition, registration fees, books and living expenses for the duration of your studies.

  • See the graduate I-20 amount requirements for funding support minimums.

You or your sponsor's ability to provide the needed funds must be verified by a third party (bank). You may use our bank statement form or you may request a letter from your sponsor's bank indicating the name of the bank, the account number, account holder's signature and bank official's signature.

Your application can be considered without a financial affidavit of support, but final admission cannot be granted until we receive proof of your financial abilities.

If you plan to finance your education via fellowship, assistantship or scholarship, this process requires separate applications. If you are granted a scholarship, you may use documentation of the award when proving financial support.

  • Statements from chartered accountants and those listing property and other non-liquid assets cannot be accepted.

  • These documents are required for a student F-1 or J-1 visa petition at the American embassy or consulate in the your country.

  • You should request two original copies of financial documents: one for the visa application and one for Wayne State University.

You may check the status of your I-20 with the Office of International Students and Scholars (OISS), which oversees the I-20 process. Any questions about your I-20 should be directed to OISS.