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  • Congratulations on your acceptance to Texas Woman’s University!
  • For information regarding how to study in the United States and how to acquire and maintain an F1 or J1 visa click on this link:  http://studyinthestates.dhs.gov/students
  • Be sure to register for International Orientation (https://portalmisc.twu.edu/international/) (MANDATORY for ALL New and Transfer International Students)
  • In order to complete your admission as an international student and receive a SEVIS I-20 from our office you need to do the following:
  • Watch for an email from the Office of International Education to see what documents, if any, need to be submitted
  • Apply for a New International Student Scholarships before March 1.

    TWU Financial Aid Office/Scholarships  http://www.twu.edu/finaid/scholarships.asp

    (Must have submitted all Financial and Immigration documents to be considered for a scholarship.)   
  • Submit copy of your Passport
       
  • Submit original financial documents.  See chart below for acceptable financial documents. 
  • Because we need the most current financial statements, it is suggested that a student waits to send their financial documents until after the student has been accepted.
  • Watch the Deadlines!!

    Summer - 

    For NEW initial International Students holding an F1 visa coming to TWU from their home country:

    April 1   Immigration Deadline   (Must have applied by Feb. 1 , received an acceptance letter and submitted all immigration documents for I-20 by April 1) 

    Fall –

    For NEW initial International Students holding an F1 visa coming to TWU from their home country

    May 1       Immigration Deadline (Must have applied by March 1 , received an acceptance letter and submitted all immigration documents for I-20 by May 1 )

    Spring - 

    For NEW initial International Students holding an F1 visa coming to TWU from their home country

    October 1   Immigration Deadline (Must have applied by July  1 , received an acceptance letter and submitted all immigration documents for I-20 by Oct 1 )

  • Getting the SEVIS I20

Financial Requirements

  • TWU can prepare a SEVIS I-20 for international students because it complies with U.S. governmental regulations.
  • A SEVIS I-20 is required to obtain a F1 student visa and to maintain your F1 status.
  • Immigration requires TWU to obtain reliable documentation that the student has financial resources adequate to meet educational and personal expenses while studying in the U.S.  TWU requires documentation of funds for the first year of study; and credible evidence of the source of funds for the remainder of the academic program.  See estimated expenses below.
  • Original documents are required.  (*Note:  TWU Office of International Education will accept scanned or faxed copies of financial documents but student is required to bring original documents to our office at the start of Orientation Week.)
  • Note: available scholarships may be limited for F-1/J-1 students and immigration regulations offer limited employment opportunities; therefore, assistantships and employment are not guaranteed and should not be considered as a primary means of support.  Students will not be eligible for a need-based scholarship within the first academic year.   If this commitment is not met, student may be subject to withdrawal from TWU for nonpayment and consequently lose his/her F-1/J-1student visa status.

The list below shows types of sponsorship and documentation TWU accepts for all new undergraduate and graduate international students seeking SEVIS I-20:

Sponsor/Source

Documentation Required

Self

Current personal bank statement or bank letter on personal account, not older than 3 months, with bank name and name of student indicating personal bank balance in U.S. dollars.  TWU will NOT accept bank statements from a business account or financial documents that are insurance policies, retirement accounts or personal or real property appraisals.  Affidavit of Sponsor/Financial Certification Form

Parents

Current personal bank statement or bank letter on personal account, not older than 3 months, with bank name and name of parent indicating personal bank balance in U.S. dollars.  TWU will NOT accept bank statements from a business account or financial documents that are insurance policies, retirement accounts or personal or real property appraisals. Affidavit of Sponsor/Financial Certification Form  

Relative/Friends

Current personal bank statement or bank letter on personal account, not older than 3 months, with bank name and name of sponsor indicating personal bank balance in U.S. dollars.  TWU will NOT accept bank statements from a business account or financial documents that are insurance policies, retirement accounts or personal or real property appraisals.  Affidavit of Sponsor/Financial Cerfication Form 

TWU Department Assistantship

Department offer of employment and letter of acceptance from department at TWU

TWU or Outside Scholarship

Document/letter from awarding institution stating amount and length of  scholarship

Government Scholarship

Official letter from government stating amount and length of scholarship

Other

Official letter confirming amount and length of financial aid

Official, notarized letter confirming amount and length of financial aid

Room and Board Sponsor

Affidavit of Room and Board

Estimated Expenses

Total Estimated Costs for New and Transfer International Students (I-20’s) as of 6/14/12.

Estimated costs based on 12 credit hours for undergraduate students and  9 credit hours per semester for Graduate Students. 

Student

Total Avg Cost per year

Tuition & Fees

Living Expenses

Health Ins

Books

Undergraduate

28,011

15,883

9,378

1,700

1,050

In-state tuition

Waiver*

8,424

 

 

 

 

Room & Board Waiver

6,354

 

 

 

 

Additional Expense for Spouse

4,000

 

 

 

 

Additional Expense for each child

3,000

 

 

 

 

 

Student

Total Avg Cost per year

Tuition & Fees

Living Expenses

Health Ins

Books

Graduate

 25,738

13,610

9378

1,700

1,050

In-state tuition

Waiver*

6,318

 

 

 

 

Room & Board Waiver

6,354

 

 

 

 

Additional Expense for Spouse

4,000

 

 

 

 

Additional Expense for each child

3,000

 

 

 

 

 Estimated Costs Subject to Change without Notice

*Students will need to provide proof of an Assistantship position by providing their appointment letter.  Students will also need to provide proof of any scholarship they receive.  These amounts may be deducted off the total they need to show for  I-20 Financial Documents.

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