Proof of Financial Resources for I-20/DS-2019


For initial attendance, I-20 extensions, degree level changes, inviting dependents, etc., international students must show proof that they can meet estimated expenses for themselves and their dependents. Please note that the amount an international student needs to show for purposes of CEC document may differ that the actual cost of attendance for tuition and fees.

Below are the current estimated expenses for Texas A&M University:

Deadline to submit financial documents are as follows
Spring 2014 - November 22, 2013
Summer 2014 - April 18, 2014
Fall 2014 - July 11, 2014

The deadline listed above is to allow the International Student Services office time to review and verify your financial documents in order to process your I-20 or DS2019. If we are unable to process verifiable financial documents within a week before classes start of the semester you are admitted to, then the you will need to defer their admission to a later semester.

Important Notice Concerning Personal Security

For your personal security, please be sure to avoid sending ISS complete bank account numbers. However, financial documentation should display enough information so ISS staff can tell the difference between multiple accounts. For example, if you have multiple accounts with the same bank, and, if the accounts do not have different names listed on the bank documentation (e.g. checking account, savings account, etc.), you should mark out all but the last 4 numbers of the account to show the difference in the account numbers.

Required Documents for Various Sources of Funding

Your funding can come from a variety of sources, such as private funds, university funds, sponsoring company/agency/government funds.

Private Funds

Private funds can be provided by individuals such as the student, friends or family members. Financial support can come from inside or outside the United States.

If you will be supported by private funds, please provide the following:

Please note that Texas A&M University will not accept Chartered Accountant statements.

University Funds

Texas A&M University provides various forms of funding to the students. The main types of university funds are assistantships, fellowships, and scholarships. Please contact your academic department for information concerning university funds.

The University always issues written offer letters. If you have been offered an award from Texas A&M University then that funding will be used on your I-20 or DS-2019. If the university funding does not meet all your financial requirements, then you will need to show additional funding from another source. Our office does not receive notice of additional funding offered, so you will need to provide to our office by submitting it into AIS.

Sponsoring Company/Agency/Government Funds

To get estimates of expense for sponsored students, contact Sponsored Student Programs.

If your funding will come from a company, business, an agency, or a government entity, please contact Sponsored Student Programs at:

Phone: 979-845-2550
Fax: 979-862-7170

Students applying for a DS-2019

Students applying for a DS-2019 need to show enough funding to cover the duration of the document. For example: If funding is only shown for one year, then the duration of the DS-2019 will only be processed for one year. Please take this into consideration when putting together the funds for the processing of your DS-2019.

It is preferable that students applying for a DS-2019 show enough funding for the duration of the academic program. However, the minimum duration of funding that needs to be shown is for one year unless the student is graduating earlier.

Please note that issues such as visa expiration and J2 work authorization documents will expire when the DS-2019 expires.

last updated: 09/2013
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