International Students who wish to attend USM must document that they have proof of sufficient funding to support their educational and living costs throughout the duration of their academic program. This documentation of funding is a key component of the admission application process and is required by USCIS.
At USM, incoming international students must supply the following information to complete the documentation of the funding process:
- Liquid funds (actual cash) for year #1. Most often, this is provided in the form of a bank statement or a letter from the bank stating that the customer has access to the minimum amount needed.
- A financial sponsor form. If the funding does not belong to the student, any sponsor providing financial support or room and board must complete and submit a Financial Sponsor Form along with backup documentation if needed.
Visit our Cost of Attendance page for detailed budget information.
If you have additional questions about what types of documentation are acceptable for your specific situation, please contact Kaoru or Kimberly in the International Programs Office. You can also call the office directly at 207-780-4959.