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International Student Financial Sponsors

Most students are financially sponsored by family, friends, or organizations. A sponsor must understand that they are making a financial commitment to the student, which should not be broken. Sponsors who fail to provide the promised support force students to drop out of school and cause pain and suffering. Do not expect that the student will be able to help support the costs of their education through employment. Employment is strictly controlled by USCIS (United States Citizen & Immigration Services) and is very limited.

To prove you are financially capable of providing this support for every year of the student's program, you must complete and sign the Sponsor section on page five (5) of the I-20 or DS-2019 application and provide copies of your financial documents, which are listed in the I-20/DS-2019 application. If another person is listed on the account statements you provide, that person must also complete and sign the Sponsor section on page five (5) or submit a notarized statement permitting those funds to be considered as financial support for the student.

There are notaries public at all U.S. Embassies. In the U.S., most neighborhood pharmacists, lawyers, and accountants are notaries. There are notaries in all countries, though the names for them may be different. They are officials licensed by the national or regional government to take sworn statements for courts of law or to witness contracts and property deeds.