Financial Verification for International Applicants

U.S. Government regulations require that the University of Oregon verify the availability of sufficient financial support for non-immigrant students before a Certificate of Eligibility (Form I-20 or DS-2019) can be issued.

International students must submit supporting financial documents (e.g., Graduate Employee (GE) positions appointment contract, scholarship award letter) and/or bank statements to the Office of Admissions after applying.

Estimated Expenses

For full admission to the University of Oregon, and according to U.S. immigration law, you must provide evidence of financial resources equal to one year of estimated expenses.

Evidence can be in the form of a bank statement, sponsorship or scholarship letter or other document showing liquid assets.

Although tuition varies by college, this is a standard estimated expense required of all graduate students and is based on 9-16 credits in the College of Arts and Sciences.

Note: To bring dependents with you, please add an additional $6,378 for a spouse and $2,250 for each child to the estimated expenses above.

2018-2019 Estimated Expenses for International Graduate Students

Tuition and Fees: $28,161

Tuition: $26,028
Fees: $2,133

Total Living Expense: $18,692

Health Insurance: $2,300
Housing/Books: $16,392

Total Estimated Expenses: $46,853

Graduate Employees

As a graduate student employee (GE), the university pays tuition, partial fees, and partial insurance on top of a monthly salary. However, you need to provide evidence of your portion of the total estimated expenses which is calculated as follows:

$16,783 – (monthly salary x 9 months) = _________

Sponsored Students

Students planning to be sponsored by an agency, government or other sponsor should have proof of financial support sent from the sponsoring agency (e.g., a letter from the sponsor and copies of the sponsor’s bank statement).

Document Submission

When submitting your financial verification documents, please include your full name and date of birth. Documents can be:

  • Emailed to
  • Mailed to:
    Office of Admissions
    1217 University of Oregon
    Eugene, OR 97403-1217

Contact the Office of Admissions with questions regarding the financial verification requirement.