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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 to issue 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 account activity), a letter from the employer (stating annual salary), and tax returns. Please note that if documents are not in English, they must be accompanied by translations.

•         Affidavit of support (Form I-134) - this form must 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.