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Required Financial Documentation for International Students

United States government regulations require all international students wishing to obtain a student visa (either F-1 or J-1) toprovide their respective educational institutions with evidence of adequate financial support for at least their first year of study. The visa officer at the U.S. Embassy or Consulate may require that you show proof of financial support for your entire degree program. Check with the U.S. Embassy or Consulate in your country for exact requirements. No matter how long you plan to stay at ֱState, you are required to show financial documentation for at least one year of study.

Review the How to Apply for a Student Visa instructions for the list of materials and documentation you are required to provide and the list of acceptable documents.

PSU cannot issue an I-20 without sufficient financial documentation.


Total Estimated Cost

U.S. immigration regulations require undergraduate international students to complete a minimum of 12 credits per quarter. Many undergraduate students take more credits than are required. The cost for each additional credit ranges from $646-$710 depending on the department to which a student is admitted. Students are responsible for checking with departments about full-time enrollment requirements and departmental tuition and fee charges which may exceed these estimates. The expenses below are estimated for the academic year only. Students who plan to remain in the United States during summer quarter should plan to have an additional $6,443 available for living expenses.

Tuition, fees, and estimated living expenses increase each year. The amounts below are specifically for the 2022-2023 academic year and reflect the “base” tuition rate. Departments, including the Maseeh College of Engineering & Computer Science and The School of Business, may charge different levels of tuition. Check with your department before you arrive to be sure you are aware of what your actual expenses may be or . While immigration regulations ask you to prove that you have the below amount available for each year of study at ֱState, your actual expenses may be more than our estimates depending on what you study and the number of credits you take each quarter. Sponsored students are charged an additional $200/quarter for the additional services sponsoring organizations require. Sponsoring organizations generally pay this fee.

Total Estimated Costs for the 2022-2023 Academic Year

DescriptionPeriodAmount
Tuition for 12 Credits per Quarter3 quarters (9 months) at $7,440 per quarter$22,320
Fees for 12 Credits per Quarter3 quarters (9 months) @ $1,735 per quarter (fees + health
insurance)
$5,205
Living ExpensesRefer to annual cost of living breakdown below$20,217
Total Estimated Cost of 9 Months$47,742

Total Estimated Costs for the 2023-2024 Academic Year

DescriptionPeriodAmount
Tuition for 12 Credits per Quarter3 quarters (9 months) at $7,524 per quarter$22,572
Fees for 12 Credits per Quarter3 quarters (9 months) @ $1,947 per quarter (fees + health
insurance)
$5,841
Living ExpensesRefer to annual cost of living breakdown below$18,411
Total Estimated Cost of 9 Months$46,797


Health Insurance

Health insurance is required for international students in the state of Oregon. Students are required to pay $1,256 for health insurance in fall, winter and spring when registered for one or more credits. While continuing students don’t pay in summer, health insurance is valid in summer quarter.

Students whose first quarter of enrollment is summer must pay $917 for health insurance for that quarter.

Some students may be eligible to waive health insurance charges.


Estimated Living Expenses 2022-2023

DescriptionAmount/Time PeriodTime PeriodCost
Housing and Meals$1,660/month9 months$14,940
Transportation$963/quarter9 months$2,889
Miscellaneous/Personal$500/quarter3 quarters$1,500
Books$296/quarter3 quarters$888
Total Estimated Living Expenses for 9 Months$20,217

Dependents: A student whose spouse will accompany them as an F-2 dependent should plan to have an additional $7,569 for the nine-month academic year ($841/month). For each child accompanying as an F-2 dependent, an additional $8,496 ($944/month) should be available.

Estimated Living Expenses 2023-2024

DescriptionAmount/Time PeriodTime PeriodCost
Housing and Meals$5,175/quarter3 quarters$15,525
Transportation$246/quarter3 quarters$738
Miscellaneous/Personal$450/quarter3 quarters$1,350
Books$266/quarter3 quarters$798
Total Estimated Living Expenses for 9 Months$18,411

Dependents: A student whose spouse will accompany them as an F-2 dependent should plan to have an additional $7,317 for the nine-month academic year ($813/month). For each child accompanying as an F-2 dependent, an additional $7,353 ($817/month) should be available.