Visa Documentation

Minimum Amount of Funds

In order for us to issue your immigration documents, we need to receive official financial documentation from you demonstrating the availability of funds to cover estimated tuition and living expenses for the academic year. Tuition and expenses for the 2015-2016 academic year will not be released until April 2014. To estimate these costs prior to their release, we suggest adding 5% to the 2014-2015 tuition and living expenses for graduate students. If you will be bringing your spouse and/or children, or if you'll be attending the CELOP Legal English Summer Program, additional funds will be required. Visit CELOP's website to view the program's fees and expenses.

If You are Supporting Yourself

If you are supporting yourself, financial documentation can be in the form of: a bank statement showing the required funds in U.S. dollars, issued and stamped by your bank, with the account holder's name listed in English; OR an official bank letter, signed and stamped by your bank, listing the name of the student who is receiving the funds. The letter or financial statement must be an original (not a copy or fax). You can look at an example of a financial document/bank letter to help you understand what BU needs.

Support by an Individual Other than Yourself

If you are being sponsored by an individual other than yourself, we need a current financial statement or bank letter from your sponsor's bank showing the availability of funds to cover your personal and academic expenses at BU, plus a Sponsor Certification Form which states that he/she will pay for your tuition, fees, and living expenses for the duration of your studies at Boston University School of Law. All documents must be originals and in English.

Sponsorship by an Organization

If your sponsor is an organization, there is no need for a bank letter or financial statement, but we need an original letter from your sponsor which states that the organization will pay for your tuition, fees and living expenses for the duration of your studies at Boston University School of Law.