I-20 and Visa Information

Students qualify for an I-20 through full-time enrollment in the Intensive English Program.

The Tutorium’s Intensive English Program issues the I-20 in 3-5 days.  Same-day service may be possible.

Applying from Outside the United States

Before coming to the United States:

  1. Complete your application to the Intensive English Program for full-time study.  Your application should be sent 4-6 weeks before the start of the session.
  2. When you get your I-20 in the mail, apply for a student visa.

Applying as a Transfer Student

Instructions for Transfer Students

Proof of Financial Support for I-20

 Estimated Expenses for One Semester
 Fall 2018 – Spring 2019 – Summer 2019
Full-time Tuition $5,325
Living Expenses $6,420
Health Insurance $550
Textbooks $175
Total Estimated Expenses $12,470*

*Immigration regulations require that all students must show a minimum of this amount, no matter where they live or where they get their health insurance.

Applicants must show proof of financial support in one of the following ways:

Student or Sponsor* Funds

Provide a bank letter on bank letterhead with bank signature or bank stamp.

  • The amount available must be no less than the Estimated Expenses for One Session.
  • This letter must be no older than 6 months.
  • This letter can show the amount in U.S. dollars or the equivalent of this amount in any other currency.
  • If the letter is not in English, a translation must be attached.

Applicants should also obtain an original bank letter to submit to the U.S. Embassy or Consulate when applying for the F-1 student visa.

See an example of an acceptable bank letter.

*If Using Sponsor Funds

In addition to a bank letter from the sponsor, applicants must also submit a signed Affidavit of Support (see page 2 of the application for the Intensive English Program).

Scholarship or Other Institutional Support

Submit an official letter from the sponsoring organization that states the specific amount of funds granted.


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