Showing Financial Support
The U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS), a U.S. Government agency, requires all colleges and universities to verify that international students have the financial support to cover their expenses while studying in the United States. Bucknell uses the Confidential Statement of Finances for International Students, which is a form that you must complete along with your application.
Before we can issue a Certificate of Visa Eligibility (Form I-20 or DS-2019) Bucknell must have the completed form and accompanying evidence. Without a properly completed form and attachments, your visa documentation will be delayed.
To complete the information on this form, you must document your ability to pay for all educational and living expenses by attaching an original bank statement from your family's bank showing in U.S. dollars the amount of money available to finance your Bucknell education. If a relative, government or other sponsoring agency is providing financial support, a notarized affidavit guaranteeing support must be submitted.
Questions often arise about the financial guarantee required for admission of international students to Bucknell University. The Finance Office has provided clarification of these requirements and the calculations that go into establishing the actual figures.