Financial matters are often students' greatest concern, especially as international students must prove that they have enough financial support for one year of tuition, fees, and living expense before their immigration document can be issued or updated (via the Declaration of Finances). You must declare the stated expenses as an undergraduate or graduate student if you are seeking an F-1 or J-1 student visa and must be enrolled as a full time student. The following costs are estimated based on 12 semester hours for undergraduate students and nine semester hours for graduate students during both the fall and spring semester (one academic year). Actual expenses may vary.
|Fall and Spring Semesters||Undergraduate||Graduate|
|Fees (including health insurance)||$2,463||$1,971|
|Housing and meals, nine months**||$9,850||$9,850|
|Incidentals (clothing and personal expenses)||$2,360||$2,360|
|Total Required for financial proof with application||$33,387||$29,667|
*These estimated costs are based on 12 semester hours for undergraduate students and nine semester hours for graduate students during both the fall and spring semester (one academic year). Students are billed by the number of credit hours they register for per semester.
**If you choose to live on campus or in the Bloomington-Normal area during the summer months (May, June, July), you will want to have $3,129 additional for room and meals. Summer tuition and fees are not included in the expenses and are additional.
Financial proof must be provided for any dependents accompanying you to the U.S.