Tuition, Fees and Living Expenses
Estimated expenses for one year of study are provided below. Please find your program of study to review estimated costs.
NB: Travel expenses to IU South Bend, the cost of summer session tuition, and holiday travel costs are not included in our estimates.
Program-Specific Expense Estimates
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Financial Documentation for F-1 Students
Students seeking F-1 status are required by federal regulation to demonstrate that sufficient funds are available to cover the estimated cost for one year of tuition, fees, room, board, and miscellaneous expenses (insurance, local travel, etc.). Of course, students must be able to draw upon a reliable source of funding for the duration of study, as well. Indiana University South Bend may not issue an I-20 Certificate of Eligibility initially or for transfer until students are able to provide documentation of adequate financial support.
Students and their sponsors must also complete the Declaration of Financial Support form. This form may be mailed, faxed (574-520-4590), or emailed to the OISS (email@example.com), together with financial documentation.
Declaration of Financial Support
OISS will accept the following forms of financial documentation, which should be no more than 12 months old:
- Bank statements indicating required currency amount
- Investment statements indicating liquid assets
- Scholarship letters
- Lines of credit
- Governmental funding
The following documentation will not be accepted:
- Chartered accountant statements
- Payroll reports/expected income
- Tax statements
- Property assessments
- Credit cards
- Bank statements lacking currency amounts
- Other statements of non-liquid assets
There are a number of scholarships available to both domestic and international students. As you explore scholarship opportunities, please be sure to note well the deadlines and conditions of eligibility for each scholarship.