International Student Initial Enrollment to Hostos

If you have never been to the United States, you or your sponsor must demonstrate the financial capability to fund living and attending school in the U.S. The total amount necessary for issuance of an I- 20 is $26,615- $28,000 per academic year.

The following documents are suggested for establishing proof of financial capability:

  • Bank statements/letters (with the balance and/or account activity), a letter from employer (stating annual salary), tax returns. Please note if documents are not in the English language they must be accompanied by translations.

  • Affidavit of support (Form I-134) - this form is to be filled out by the student's sponsor. You can download this form through the Citizenship and Immigration website at Once we have received this information, we then issue the I-20 Certificate.