Documentation of Financial Support for International Students
As part of the application for Admissions, The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services requires that, all F-1 (Certificate of Eligibility for Non-immigrant - Form I-20) and J-1 (Certificate of eligibility for Exchange Visitor Form DS-2019) applicants provide evidence of adequate funds to meet the financial obligations of enrollment
at a U.S. college/university.
If the student will use their own personal funds as the main source of financial support, the student must fill out the form and must provide their official bank statement showing available funds.
If a private sponsor such as a family member, friend, private institution, or employer will sponsor the student, the sponsor must sign the Statement of Financial Obligation below or provide a letter declaring their relationship to the student and their intent to provide financial support throughout the student’s duration of study at CSUSB. In either case, the sponsor must also provide an official bank statement showing available funds in liquid assets.
If a public agency such as an embassy, home government, public institution or religious organization will be
sponsoring the student, the agency must sign the Statement of Financial Obligation below and provide official certification that the appropriate costs will be covered.
*Bank statements must be signed and/or seal by bank and cannot be older than 6 months from the date the student applied to CSUSB.
Non-Degree Seeking Student Application
Applicants who wish to enroll in CSUSB courses and not obtain a degree are considered non-degree seeking students. As a non-degree seeking student, you can attend CSUSB for up to two terms. If you wish to extend your stay, you’ll need to submit an application through CSUApply and meet all requirements for a degree seeking program.
Requirements for Non-Degree Seeking Students:
- Bank/financial statement
- Copy of Passport
- Proof of English ability. For a list of English proficiency exams we accept, please visit our Steps to Apply
*Please note: It is not required, but highly recommend that you submit transcripts. The transcripts will come in handy during academic advisement.
Applications should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
Early Summer Starter Application (ESS)
The Early Summer Starter Application (ESS) is designed for newly admitted students to the fall term. The application is only available to those who are transferring from within the United States and are not otherwise enrolled in courses for the summer term at any other institution. ESS applications will not be fully processed until final official transcripts are submitted and Fall admission has been finalized.We do not issue I-20’s for the summer term.
This application is now available.
Applications should be emailed to email@example.com
Change of Major-Newly Admitted Undergraduate Students
This form is for newly admitted undergraduate students who wish to change their major prior to the start of classes.
All continuing students will need to submit a Change of Major with the Office of the Registrar.
Graduate Application Correction Form and Change of Program Application (COPA)
The Graduate Application Correction Form is for new students who wish to make corrections to their graduate program prior to being matriculated into the university.
The Change of Program Application (COPA) is for current students to who wish to make corrections to their graduate program.
If you have any questions regarding what form you will need to complete, please contact the International Admissions Office at firstname.lastname@example.org
International Admissions Appeal
International applicants who were denied admission to CSUSB based on their admission criteria have a right to appeal the initial admission decision within 15 days of the date the applicant was notified by email of their denial by the International Admissions Office.
Please Note: Incomplete Appeals will automatically be denied. Only complete appeals with all required documentation will be reviewed.
Undergraduate Applicants- Please complete the International Admissions Appeal Form- Undergraduate form below.
Graduate Applicants- Please complete the International Admissions Appeal Form- Graduate form below.
Email all completed forms to email@example.com
Request to Waive English Proficiency Requirement-Graduate Students
All applicants regardless of citizenship may be required to demonstrate proof of English language proficiency if they do not have a degree from an institution where the primary language of instruction is English.
For more information, click on the Request to Waive English Proficiency Requirement application below.
Merit- Based Presidential Award for Non-Resident Students
The Merit-Based Presidential Award is available for new non-residents who meet the eligibility criteria.
Application deadlines for newly admitted students:
Spring 2024 Term- Application opens October 31, 2023 and closes December 11, 2023
Fall 2024 Term- Application opens April 23, 2024 and closes July 5, 2024
Application deadlines for renewal for continuing students:
Spring 2024 Term- Application opens December 1, 2023 and closes January 3, 2024
Fall 2024 Term- Application opens May 31, 2024 and closes June 21, 2024
For more information about this award, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
How to Make a Payment Online
Instructions are for matriculated international students.
Authorization to Release Information
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) exists to protect your right to confidentiality and limit our ability to release information about financial records. In compliance with the Federal Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) of 1974, CSU, San Bernardino is prohibited from providing certain information from your student record to a third party, such as grades, billing, tuition and fee assessments, financial aid and other student record information. This restriction applies, but is not limited, to your parents, your spouse, or a sponsor.
Students may grant the International Admissions Office permission to release information about their student financial account to a third party (including parents, step-parents, spouse, etc.) by submitting a FERPA Authorization form.
SEVIS Record Transfer
Newly admitted transfer students are required to complete the F-1 SEVIS Record Transfer Form. The form is to be completed by the student and current D.S.O. A completed application should be emailed directly by the D.S.O. to email@example.com.