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Financial Certification for International Students

Proof of Finances

It is important for international applicants to understand the significant financial responsibility of attending a university in the U.S. 

The potential of financial aid awarded through Columbia International University to international students cannot be guaranteed and should therefore not be expected. An interested international applicant should seek out all possible means of funding for educational expenses. Find detailed information about scholarships available for international students.

If applying for a Student (F-1) visa or if you hold this visa already, you are required to certify that you will have the sum for all expenses during your first year at CIU. If you plan to bring your spouse and/or children, a proportionately larger amount of money must be certified. The first year expenses include tuition, living expenses, and other estimated expenses to be incurred for books, incidentals, etc. Finances must be proven and the deposit received before the I-20 can be issued. 

Non-residential (DMIN, EDD, MED, Access CIU) students’ financial certification is figured differently. Non-residential
students come to campus for brief residency sessions anddo not require an F-1 visa. The student does not financially certify but deposits for each class they plan to take for that session (Summer, Winterim).

For current tuition and fee information, click here.

Financial Certification
UndergraduateGraduateSeminary
$25,000$22,000$20,000
Deposit
Traditional StudentsNon-Residential: Hybrid, MED, EDD, DMIN
Single Students$7,000One Class$1,800
Married Students$10,000Two Classes$3,600
 Three Classes$5,400