Office of International Education

Proof of Financial Support

  • Per the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), you must provide official documents to prove you have enough money to pay for your education and living expenses. See Estimated Cost of Attendance for specific requirements. 
  • We require a Certification of Financial Support and a current bank statement (dated within the past 6 months) on bank letterhead, with the name of the account holder and currency clearly indicated in English. 
  • IPFW provides a limited number of Chancellor's Merit Awards, which help lower the cost of attendance for international students, especially those with outstanding academic records and achievements. Please note that early applicants get priority consideration. Undergraduate student applicants will automatically be considered for awards based on academic achievement and English proficiency test scores. Graduate student applicants should contact their academic department for more information.

INFORMATION FOR NEW GRADUATE STUDENTS: The Certificate of Financial Support form is not required until after a student has been admitted. Please follow the same process as above.

Prospective students and newly admitted graduate students can submit the form and all supporting documents to: 

IPFW OFFICE OF INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION
2101 E COLISEUM BOULEVARD
FORT WAYNE, IN 46805
USA

After IPFW issues the I-20, please refer to the Accepted Students page for information regarding the visa application process, pre-arrival, and orientation.