I-20 & Visa

The I-20 is an important immigration document that you must present to the American Consulate or Embassy in your home country to obtain an F-1 student visa before coming to the United States.

  • 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, you must complete the following steps to receive your student visa.

Proof of Financial Support for I-20

You will need Proof of Financial Support documents for both Step 1 and Step 2 above.

  • You must submit proof of financial support to apply to our Intensive English Program, and to the U.S. Embassy or Consulate when applying for the F-1 student visa.
  • Immigration regulations require that all students show they have enough funds for the estimated expenses for one session in our Intensive English Program.
  • Estimated Expenses for One Session in our Intensive English Program is $12,470.
  • All students must show a minimum of $12,470 in their financial support documents, no matter where they live or where they get their health insurance.

Estimated Expenses for One Session

Expense Cost for One Session
Full-time Tuition $5,325
Living Expenses $6,420
Health Insurance $550
Textbooks $175
Total Estimated Expenses $12,470

Required Documents for Showing Proof of Financial Support

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

Student or Sponsor* Funds

Provide a bank letter or bank letterhead with bank signature or bank stamp.  Example of an acceptable bank letter

  • 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.

*If Using Sponsor Funds, submit:

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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