Financial Documentation - Coastal Carolina University
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Funding Documentation 


Coastal Carolina University is required by law to verify that each person has sufficient funds to cover the period of their stay in the U.S. before issuing an I-20 and DS-2019 Certificates of Eligibility. In most cases, the documentation we require will also be requested by the U.S. Embassy or Consulate when applying for the F-1 or J-1 visa. 

We understand that issuing an I-20 or DS-2019 is a time-sensitive process and work hard to get forms issued as quickly as possible. Please follow the guidelines below when submitting your documentation. 


Acceptable Types of Documentation:

  • Personal Bank Statement: This document will need to relect a date within six months of the anticipated date you will commence studies. The currency must be written in US dollars. If printed online, it must include a stamp and signature from the bank.
  • Family Bank Statement: This document will need to relect a date within six months of the anticipated date you will commence studies. The currency must be written in US dollars. If printed online, it must include a stamp and signature from the bank.
  • Scholarship/Sponsoring Agency: This document must specify the amount of money you will receive and the duration of the scholarship/sponsporship. Only enter scholarship amounts that can be supported by award letters that have already been received, signed, and accepted. 
  • Non-Resident Tuition WaiversThis document must provide an offer letter from the department. The letter needs to be on letterhead, include the amount being provided, and the dates of validity. If it does not say the funding is renewable, then the documentation can only be used for the specific dates listed.
  • Assistantship Stipend: This document must provide an offer letter from the department. The letter needs to be on letterhead, include the amount being provided, and the dates of validity. If it does not say the funding is renewable, then the documentation can only be used for the specific dates listed.
  • Loan Certificates/Letters: This document must show your name and the approved amount of loan. A loan application is not accepted as proof of funding.

*Bank/Financial Statement Criteria:

  • We only require statement summaries. We do not need to see transaction histories.
  • Submitting bank/financial statements from multiple accounts is acceptable.
  • Must indicate the financial institution's name, the account holder's name, show the total available account balance, type of currency, and dated within the past 6 months. We will not accept any older statements.
  • Must be translated into English. 
  • Statements must show liquid assets that can be converted into cash.

IMPORTANT: The following types of funding are NOT accepted:

  • Documents older than 6 months
  • Income or salary statements 
  • Funds that are not immediately accessible
  • Assests that are not in liquidated form (house, car, etc)
  • Life insurance policy statements
  • Pension funds
  • Tax return forms or documents

Submitting / Resubmitting Documents:

Make sure all supporting documents are included with your request before you submit them to our office. Missing or separate documents will only slow down the process. We cannot process any Certificate of Eligibility (I-20/DS-2019) documents until all funding documentation has been received.