Sources of Graduate Financial Support
Financial Support can come from any combination of the following sources in the U.S. or abroad:
A current bank statement signed by a bank official. The statement must indicate the opening date, and the current balance. If the bank statement is from China, funds must be frozen at the time the I-20 is issued.
University funds such as a scholarship, assistantship or fellowships.
Funds from "Sponsors" (parents, relatives, friends, organizations)
This would include a signed affidavit (found below) and a bank statement or other documents verifying the amount available. If the bank statement is from China, funds must be frozen at the time the I-20 is issued. Sponsors may provide you with support in the form of cash and/or room and board. You may have as many sponsors as needed.
A confirmed personal bank loan.
A copy of a scholarship award letter.
Documentary Evidence Requirements
All documents you give must be:
- Less than two months old
- In English
- Certified copies of all financial statements
**Documents do not have to be in US Dollars ($). Hofstra will do the conversion for you.