Financial Requirements International Students

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Please select the appropriate sponsor type:

NEW / TRANSFER / CEL Students CHANGE OF STATUS / REINSTATEMENT Students

You are Self-Sponsoring

1. Bank Statement/Letter must be on bank letterhead with official signature listing bank account holder’s name, type of account, currency type, date of issuance and current balance. The bank statement/letter must validate at least $22, 980 USD (plus $4,400 USD for each F-2 dependent).

*All funds must be liquid - Checking, savings, or certificate of deposit statements.

*The format of the financial documents may vary based on the international bank standards.

*F-1 student cannot sponsor another F1 student unless he/she is able to provide a substantial amount of money/income that will cover the complete period of study of the sponsor and the sponsored student/dependents

Your financial sponsor is lawfully residing in the U.S.

(NEW / TRANSFER / CEL)
  1. A completed Affidavit of Support (I-134). This is for U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and individuals lawfully residing in the US only. It should be completely filled out and signed by the person who will financially sponsor the F-1 student.
  2. Bank Statement/Letter The bank statement must validate a current balance of $5,000 (plus $4,400 USD for each F-2 dependent). The bank statement must include account holder’s name, type of account, currency type, date of issuance and current balance.
  3. Employment Letter. Statement(s) from financial sponsor’s employer on company letterhead and signature showing: (1) Date and nature of employment; (2) Salary paid;
  • If self-employed, provide a copy of the most recent business U.S. Income Tax Return Statement
  • If retired, provide a copy of Income Statement

 *Multiple funding sources/multiple sponsors are acceptable as long as the sum of the funding available meets the academic year estimate. Each sponsor must provide an Affidavit of Support and all required financial documents.

*All funds must be liquid - Checking, savings, or certificate of deposit statements.

*The format of the financial documents may vary based on the international bank standards.

*F-1 student cannot sponsor another F1 student unless he/she is able to provide a substantial amount of money/income that will cover the complete period of study of the sponsor and the sponsored student/dependents.

Your financial sponsor is a Non U.S. citizen (Not Residing in the US)

  1. A completed  Affidavit of Financial Support (International Sponsor)

The name of the sponsor should match the bank account holder’s name.

  1. Bank Statement/Letter The bank statement must validate a current balance of $22,980 (plus $4,400 USD for each F-2 dependent). The bank statement must include bank account holder’s name, type of account, currency type, date of issuance and current balance. If the account is under a company’s name, proof of ownership should be provided.

*Multiple funding sources/multiple sponsors are acceptable as long as the sum of the funding available meets the academic year estimate. Each sponsor must provide an Affidavit of Support and all required financial documents.

*All funds must be liquid - Checking, savings, or certificate of deposit statements.

*The format of the financial documents may vary based on the international bank standards.

*F-1 student cannot sponsor another F1 student unless he/she is able to provide a substantial amount of money/income that will cover the complete period of study of the sponsor and the sponsored student/dependents

Government agency or company sponsor

A sponsorship letter designated for attendance at Houston Community College should be on the official letterhead of the sponsor/government/company or other organization. It should provide the details of the sponsorship, e.g. tuition and fees, living expenses, etc.

*HCC reserves the right to request additional financial documentation if needed.

Your financial sponsor is lawfully residing in the U.S.

 (CHANGE OF STATUS / REINSTATEMENT)
  1. A completed Affidavit of Support (I-134). This is for U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and individuals lawfully residing in the US only. It should be completely filled out and signed by the person who will financially sponsor the F-1 student.
  2. Bank Statement/Letter The bank statement must validate a current balance of $22, 980 USD (plus $4,400 USD for each F-2 dependent). The bank statement must include account holder’s name, type of account, currency type, date of issuance and current balance.
  3. Employment Letter. Statement(s) from financial sponsor’s employer on company letterhead and signature showing: (1) Date and nature of employment; (2) Salary paid;
  • If self-employed, provide a copy of the most recent U.S. Business Income Tax Return Statement
  • If retired, provide a copy of Income Statement

 *Multiple funding sources/multiple sponsors are acceptable as long as the sum of the funding available meets the academic year estimate. Each sponsor must provide an Affidavit of Support and all required financial documents.

*All funds must be liquid - Checking, savings, or certificate of deposit statements.

*The format of the financial documents may vary based on the international bank standards.

*F-1 student cannot sponsor another F1 student unless he/she is able to provide a substantial amount of money/income that will cover the complete period of study of the sponsor and the sponsored student/dependents.

Your financial sponsor is a Non U.S. citizen (Not Residing in the US)

  1. A completed  Affidavit of Financial Support (International Sponsor)

The name of the sponsor should match the bank account holder’s name.

  1. Bank Statement/Letter The bank statement must validate a current balance of $22,980 (plus $4,400 USD for each F-2 dependent). The bank statement must include bank account holder’s name, type of account, currency type, date of issuance and current balance. If the account is under a company’s name, proof of ownership should be provided.

*Multiple funding sources/multiple sponsors are acceptable as long as the sum of the funding available meets the academic year estimate. Each sponsor must provide an Affidavit of Support and all required financial documents.

*All funds must be liquid - Checking, savings, or certificate of deposit statements.

*The format of the financial documents may vary based on the international bank standards.

*F-1 student cannot sponsor another F1 student unless he/she is able to provide a substantial amount of money/income that will cover the complete period of study of the sponsor and the sponsored student/dependents

F-1 Financial Requirements

In compliance with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the U.S. Department of State, U.S. Federal Codes and Regulations, and the U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS); Houston Community College (HCC) requires proof of adequate financial support from each student applicant who requests a SEVIS Form I-20. The financial information of a student must be complete and on file with the Office of International Student Services (OISS) prior to release of the SEVIS Form I-20 (Certificate of Eligibility).

Any applicant wishing to be considered for admissions by HCC as F-1 student is required to submit financial documents to OISS that validate the minimum amount required by HCC. The documents should be current and no older than six months. The DSO can make a decision based on the overall financial situation and additional factors like room and board or monthly stipend provided by the sponsor.