Certification of Financial Resources
Financial resources should equal the total costs of living expenses and tuition for two years. As an applicant from a foreign country, you must submit three forms certifying these resources, indicating the source(s) of funds to be used during study at the Tepper School. These are forms entitled:
- Financial Statement
- Affidavit of Support
- Graduate Student Information Form
You are required to complete these forms if you are offered admission; however, you may select to submit them with your application, if you would prefer.
Please note that you must also submit the appropriate documentation described on the Affidavit of Support to verify the resources listed on the forms and your and/or your sponsor's ability to provide the stated financial support.
If you are NOT company sponsored, an official certified bank statement must be submitted detailing your and/or your sponsor's financial resources. If you are admitted, these forms will be used to verify the source(s) of funds. Proper documentation is necessary for the school to issue the I-20 form needed to obtain a student visa.
Visa regulations can be quite complex, and it is the applicant’s responsibility to be aware of the regulations. Carnegie Mellon University has a Foreign Student Advisor to assist applicants in visa matters, and we strongly recommend that you use this service. Below is contact information for any applicant who would like to contact our Foreign Student Advisor:
Molly O’Brien, Foreign Student & Scholar Advisor
Office of International Education
Carnegie Mellon University
Warner Hall / 3rd Floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
The United States' visa granting authority in the country of origin, ordinarily the United States Embassy, requires proof that sufficient funds are available to a student to cover both years of study before he/she is granted either the student visa (F-1) or an exchange visa (J-1).