Welcome to the Gamecock family! We are so pleased you have chosen to study at USC. After you are admitted, we need to make your immigration document so that you can get your student visa. Before we can make your I-20 or DS-2019, we first need to verify your finances. This financial certification is necessary to create your immigration document and to obtain your visa. If you
want more information about your tuition, fees, and funding opportunities, we've created
a guide. There are several types of acceptable financial certifications, listed below.
How to Financially Certify
There are several ways to financially certify. You can use the combination of any
of the documents below in order to certify your finances. The amount you need to certify
for depends on your degree level, major, and whether or not you have dependents in
Bank Statement in your name
You can certify your finances by providing a bank statement in your name with at least
the amount of 9 months of study and living expenses in the account. Your name must
be present on the bank statement. The bank account must show liquid assets. This means
an insurance, stock, or any other type of account does not qualify. A statement from
your checking or savings account works best. You can use multiple bank statements/accounts
if necessary as long as they all demonstrate liquid assets.
If a department at USC is funding your education, you can provide an offer letter
as your financial certification. If the assistantship offer does not cover the entire
cost of 9 months of study, you will need to provide additional financial documentation.
Bank Statement in someone else's name
If a parent or another person will be paying for your education, he/she needs to complete
the top part of the Financial Certification Form, located in our Forms Library, and
have a bank representative complete the bottom portion of the form, or submit a recent
bank statement. The bank account must show liquid assets. This means an insurance,
stock, or any other type of account does not qualify. A statement from your checking
or savings account works best. You can use multiple bank statements/accounts if necessary
as long as they all demonstrate liquid assets.
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