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Proof of Funding for International Students

Guidelines for Proof of Funding Documentation

1. Personal or Family Sponsor: 

a. Proof of income for each sponsor.  This can be the most recent end-of-year tax documents (tax returns) or current proof of payment by employer (pay stubs) dating back at least 6 months. 

b.   Bank statements for each sponsor showing at least 12 months of balances and activity.  A letter from the bank or a single balance statement IS NOT sufficient. 

c.     Affidavits of cash support from each sponsor, containing the name of the source, the amount available for each year of study, the duration of the support, and supporting financial documentation as in a. or b. above to verify the ability to pay.

2. Business funds: 

a.   If you are receiving funds from a business account, you must provide the business registration, which states the name(s) of the business owner(s). 

b.   Also provide a Profit/Loss statement, usually included in the business tax documents.

3. Scholarships and Financial Aid: 

a.   You will receive a financial aid package from St. Thomas Aquinas College stating any scholarships or grants awarded to you annually for four years. 

b.   If you are receiving a scholarship from another source, please provide a letter from that source stating the amount awarded to you and the duration of support.

4. Government or Employer Sponsor:

If you are receiving funding from a government or employer, please provide a letter from that source stating the amount awarded to you and the duration of support.

5. Loans:

Official letter from credit institution indicating approval of loan and amount approved. Please notify your international admissions counselor if you need help seeking a loan.