Financial Information for F-1 International Students

U.S. state and federal financial aid are only available to U.S. citizens and permanent residents. This page is a resource to help answer international students' questions about funding their education at Kutztown University.

Required Funding per Academic Year for your I-20 Student Visa Documents - 2023-2024

Refer to the Student Accounts website for more information about tuition and fees. 

Bachelor's Second Bachelor's Master's
Tuition $12,220* $19,290* $13,932*
Administrative Fees $3,994* $3,656* $2,860*
Housing & Meals $11,438** $11,438** $11,438**
Books & Personal Expenses $3,000 $3,000 $3,000
Health Insurance $900*** $900*** $900***
Total Amount to be Verified for One Year of Study $31,552 $38,284 $32,130

*Tuition and fees cost based on 2023-2024 academic year – tuition and fees are subject to change for subsequent academic terms. Updated costs will be posted on the KU website when they become available. The tuition shown includes the out-of-state tuition reduction for first-degree bachelor's students. Second degree bachelor's students do not receive the out-of-state tuition reduction.

**Housing & Meals expenses based on 2023-2024 academic year – costs subject to change for subsequent academic terms and may also vary based on personal selections.

***Insurance cost based on ISO Secure Plan for Kutztown.

  • Students should also budget for transportation to/from Kutztown University and winter/ summer break housing, if applicable.
  • Costs are subject to change without notice.
  • Dependent support: Student must show an additional $6,500 of support for a spouse and each child.

You will need to submit evidence of financial resources available to you for the "Total Amount to be Verified for One Year of Study" amount listed above from your own assets or a sponsor. You must also show that you have continued financial support for the duration of your academic program using your own funds or funds provided by sponsors. If you have been awarded an international tuition waiver, scholarship, or graduate assistantship, you can reduce the overall amount of required funding you have to prove based on your institutional financial aid. 

Submit only copies of official documents; you will need to take the official financial documents to your visa interview. Here is a list of acceptable financial documents. 

  • Six consecutive months of bank statements
  • Bank loans for educational purposes
  • Scholarship letters
  • Investment statements indicating liquid assets
  • Government funding guarantor letter

All documents must be less than two months old and translated to English. Provide a description of the currency type if not explicitly stated on the document. 

 KU Institutional Financial Aid

Follow this link to view scholarship opportunities offered through Kutztown University. 

External Financial Aid Resources

These resources are not affiliated with Kutztown University. They are for reference only. The student should research external funding opportunities to find out if they qualify.

  • External Financial Aid Resources

    AAUW International Fellowship: Women pursuing full-time graduate or postdoctoral study in the United States who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents.

    Affordable Colleges Online. A guide that highlights several international scholarships, along with other sources of student aid, and application tips from a college advisor

    Best Colleges: includes a wide range of scholarships and financial aid options available to international students, including grants and fellowships. Also includes an FAQs about international scholarships and direct links to these opportunities.

    Big Future by The College Board: Search a database of scholarships, grants, and loans for all college-bound students, including international students wishing to study in the U.S.

    EducationUSA: EducationUSA promotes U.S. higher education through over 400 advising centers in over 170 countries worldwide

    EDUPass: Provides information about financing your education in the U.S. and links to various online financial aid resources

    Fulbright Foreign Student Program: The Fulbright Foreign Student Program enables graduate students, young professionals and artists from abroad to study and conduct research in the United States.

    Institute for International Education: Database of scholarships, fellowships, and grants

    International Education Financial Aid: Online scholarship search service designed for international students

    International Scholarships: Online scholarship database for international students wishing to study worldwide No co-signer loans for international students

    LewerMark Make Your Mark Scholarship: Four scholarships based on essay contest. Application due mid-April

    Mobility International USA: Free online scholarships for non-U.S. citizens with disabilities

    NAFSA: Professional Organization for International Educators - this webpage provides information about the overall cost of attendance as well as possible financial aid resources for international students who plan to study abroad in the U.S.

    Rowe Fund: Up to $15,000 of interest-free student loans for third and fourth years students from a Caribbean country and a cumulative GPA of 3.00 or higher.