Before you continue reading this article, take a look first at the post, FAQs on Bank Statements for US Graduate School Applications.
To give you an actual example, please check the international student admission Checklist from University of Texas at Arlington.
The UTA has clearly specified the required list of documents to be completed and which documents should arrive before the deadlines.
- Required Financial Documents by the College of Engineering
In the above listed financial documents for the College of Engineering, they have requested applicants to complete 3 separate forms:
- Page 1 by the Applicant (STATEMENT OF RESOURCES FORM)
- Page 2 by the Sponsor (SPONSOR’S STATEMENT FORM)
- Page 3 by the Bank (BANK AFFIDAVIT FORM)
They have clearly stated the minimum required amount for 9 month and 12 month study programs. So, you will be required to have a bank balance greater than the 9 months study ($24,878.00) program.
You might ask the following question:
I received an I-20 for 9 months of study, can I take courses for the entire 12 months?
Yes, you can take courses in Fall, Spring and Summer semesters of the same year. The above balance is required to get admission and an I-20.
After you have started your first semester, there is virtually nothing that will stop you from taking your courses for all those 12 months.
Bank Letter head Statement
Some universities will not provide a very clear template like UTA. If that’s the case, find out how much is the tuition fee for a 9 month or 12 month program from the school’s website.
Then get your bank statement from your bank (the bank manager has to sign) and get an financial affidavit in an Rs 10 Stamp Paper.
You can also send an email to the graduate school admission office (of the university you’re applying at) and get the required bank balance (minimum required amount).
Then you will have to send both:
- Bank Statement in Original letterhead
- Financial Affidavit in Stamp Paper
I how this post is able to answer your questions.