Financial Documents for I-20



What to submit:

To request a UT Dallas I-20, submit the following to the International Student Services Office (ISSO):

  1. The completed UT Dallas financial affidavit.
  2. A copy of your passport.
  3. Supplemental funding documents, if applicable.

How to submit

You can submit the above documents to the ISSO:

UT Dallas Financial Affidavit for F-1 Students

Most United States Consulates or Embassies will require original copies of all financial documents, including bank statements, when you apply for an F-1 visa, however you may submit copies to ISSO for the purpose of obtaining a UT Dallas I-20.

Indicate your name as it appears on your passport, your UTD ID and your date of birth in mm/dd/yyyy format.


Reason for Submitting Financial Affidavit

Please select the reason for submitting the Financial Affidavit that applies to you.

Student Financial Certification

All students must hand sign the form. Please do not type in your name.

Source of Financial Support

Please indicate the source of your financial documents. You may select more than one source of financial support.

Sponsor Financial Certification

This section is only required if you have financial sponsors who are individuals. If you have more than three sponsors, attach an additional UT Dallas Financial Affidavit with the additional signatures.

Bank Certification

You may either have the bank complete this section, or attach a supplemental funding document. Examples of supplemental funding documents include: copy of bank statement or letter, scholarship letter, UT Dallas assistantship letter, or government funding support letter. All supplemental funding documents must meet the requirements listed on the Supplemental Financial Support Documents Requirements section below.
  • copy of bank statement or letter,
  • scholarship letter,
  • UT Dallas assistantship letter, or
  • government funding support letter.
All supplemental funding documents must meet the requirements listed on the Supplemental Financial Support Documents Requirements section below.

Estimated Expenses

All Use this section to determine the estimated annual cost of attendance, living expenses and health insurance. You must provide financial certification of the minimum amounts as part of the I-20 request process. If your situation varies from the estimate in this section, visit the ISSO Estimate expenses for I-20 webpage at http://www.utdallas.edu/isso/i20-expenses/

These estimates are subject to change without prior notice; the exact costs of attendance will vary by student and will be determined at the point of course registration.

Supplemental Financial Support Document Requirements



Bank Statement

If the Bank Certification section of the UT Dallas financial affidavit form is not completed by the bank, you can submit a bank statement or a bank letter. The bank statement or bank letter must meet all of the requirements listed below. If any of the following elements are missing from your bank statement or bank letter, the document(s) cannot be used for the I-20:

  • The bank statement or bank letter must be on the institution letterhead.
  • The account holder's name. The name must be written in English. The name also must match the student or sponsors name on the UT Dallas Financial affidavit form.
  • The type of account. The account must verify liquid assets. The account types that most commonly indicate liquid assets are: checking, savings, or deposit accounts.
  • The balance in the account. At the time of issuance, this may be in any currency. It does not have to be in US dollars.
  • The date of issuance. At the time of review, the date of issuance should be no older than 6 months.

Loan Sanction Letters

  • The letter must be sanctioned or "in principle" sanctioned. The account holder must be more than eligible for the loan.
  • The letter must show an exact amount of funds available.
  • All borrowers/co-borrowers must hand sign and date the UT Dallas financial affidavit form.

UT Dallas Scholarship or Assistantship Letter

  • The letter must meet these requirements:
    • Must be on the UT Dallas institution letterhead
    • Have the student's full name
    • Have a description of the award and the amount, including the period of time when it is effective
    • Signed by the institution or UT Dallas academic department representative
    • Emailed notifications of scholarships cannot be used towards the UT Dallas I-20.
  • Health insurance coverage is assumed to be only for the student, unless the letter specifies that it covers spouse and/or child(ren)
  • Students who are receiving a COHORT MBA award must submit a signed letter accepting/declining the conditions of their offer.
  • Where the award letters have contingent awards for future semesters we will only consider the awards for the fall and spring semesters, not the summer. (for example, "Renewal of the assistantship for spring and summer semesters will be determined by student performance and availability of funds)

Business Sponsors

If your education is being sponsored by a business, not an individual you must provide:

  • A letter from the owner of the company on company letterhead. This letter must state that business funds can be used towards the student's education.
  • The company must also provide a bank letter or statement that conform to the requirements above

UT Dallas Financial Affidavit for F-2 Students

Submit this form only if you have dependents coming to, or remaining in the U.S., or if you wish to remove your dependents from your SEVIS F-1 record.


Select the F-2 action requested

Select the action you are requesting. Sign and date in the corresponding box.

Dependent Information

If you are adding or removing your dependents from your SEVIS record, fill out their informationbelow. If possible, please submit a copy of your dependent's passports.

Estimated Expenses

Use this section to determine the estimated annual cost of attendance, living expenses and health insurance. You must provide financial certification of the minimum amounts as part of the I-20 request process. If your situation varies from the estimate in this section, visit the ISSO Estimate expenses for I-20 webpage at http://www.utdallas.edu/isso/i20-expenses/

These estimates are subject to change without prior notice; the exact costs of attendance will vary by student and will be determined at the point of course registration.