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Financial Requirements for International Students

Financial Requirements

The University of St. Thomas is required by the United States government to examine the financial documentation of F-1 and J-1 students to verify whether their financial support is sufficient to issue an I-20 or DS-2019.

An international student at St. Thomas will need to show official proof of sufficient funds to cover estimated Cost of Attendance including tuition and fees, books and supplies, room and board, health insurance (required by state law) and personal expenses.

Applicants must submit official proof of funds sufficient to cover all expenses for an academic year. All financial documentation must be received before your immigration paperwork can be issued.