Graduate Studies
Financial Statement of Support for International Applicants


Please complete this form and request your bank or sponsor to attach the required documents. The Financial Statement of
Support (SOS) packet should be e-mailed or mailed directly to the Graduate Office. Your Passport MUST be provided in
order for the SOS to be considered complete.

If you are not awarded financial aid by the department you will need to submit this form before your intent to enroll or visa paperwork can be processed.

Applicant Name:

Birth Date:


First

MM/DD/YYYY
The information given below, to the best of my knowledge, is true and accurate.
Year(s) of funding: 20
, 20

Signature of applicant:



Fund Source
Please complete the appropriate section(s) showing the amount of funding you have available for your first academic year of
study (9 months). The amount(s) must total $57, 272 for a single student. You must add $5,500 per year for your spouse and
$3,500 per year for each child. These are estimated amounts, please view http://inside.mines.edu/Graduate-Student-Cost-of-Attendance
for the most current Estimated Cost of Attendance breakdown.



Personal



Type of Account:

Amount available: $_
(US currency)
Savings, Checking, etc.

Type of Account:

Amount available: $_
(US currency)
Savings, Checking, etc.

Type of Account:

Amount available: $_
(US currency)
Savings, Checking, etc.

Please see the requirements for your funding type on page 3.


Government, College/University, Company/Employer, or International Organization

Name of Sponsor:


Amount of Sponsorship: $_
(US currency)

Length of Sponsorship:




Please see the requirements for your funding type on page 3.


Family or Other Source
Name of Family member and/or Other Sponsor:


Amount: $_
_(US Currency)
First
Middle
Last


Signature of Family member and/or Sponsor


Name of Family member and/or Other Sponsor:


First
Middle
Last
Amount: $_
_(US Currency)


Signature of Family member and/or Sponsor

Please see the requirements for your funding type on page 3.


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Graduate Studies
Affidavit of Support - Family Member or Other Sponsor





Applicant Name:
Birth Date:

First
Middle
Last
MM/DD/YYYY


Sponsor’s Name:


Sponsor’s Address:_





Sponsor’s Occupation:
Annual Salary in US Currency:


Relationship to Applicant:


I certify that I will provide financial support for

Name of Applicant

who resides at

Student’s Current Address




in the amount of $
per year, for the term of
.
(Amount in US Dollars)
(Length of Sponsorship. Minimum of nine (9) months.)


Bank Information

Account Type:
Checking
Savings
Other

Date opened:

(MM/DD/YYYY)


Current balance: $
in US Dollars
Today’s Date:

(MM/DD/YYYY)

Bank Name:


Bank Address:


Account Type:
Checking
Savings
Other

Date opened:

(MM/DD/YYYY)


Current balance: $
in US Dollars
Today’s Date:

(MM/DD/YYYY)

Bank Name:


Bank Address:


I certify that this information is accurate to the best of my knowledge

Name of Sponsor:
Signature of Sponsor:



Name of Applicant:

Signature of Applicant:


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Graduate Studies
Requirements for Funding Source


The U.S. Government requires that all International Applicants provide proof of the ability to pay tuition and living
expenses for themselves and their dependents (if applicable) before an I-20 or DS-2019 can be issued.

Required for all Financial Documents:
• Copy of Current Passport or Written Statement that you are in the process of obtaining one and dates
• Current Date (No earlier than one year before your first term start date)
• Must contain Account Holder’s name
• Must state the available FINAL balance, in US Dollars
• Translations for all financial documents not issued in English. If not completed by the bank, they must be
translated by a certified professional

Personal Funding:
• Please provide a bank letter or statement(s) showing your average daily balance for the previous 4
months and the type of account in which the funds are being held. The fund amounts should be
converted to US currency.
 Letters must be on official letterhead and include the signature and stamp of an administrative
officer or official.
 Acceptable Accounts:
o
Savings
o
Checking
o
Approved Educational Loans
o
Funds in Investment Accounts
o
Timed / Fixed deposits or government bonds maturing prior to your first term at Mines or available
for withdrawal at any time
Government, College/University, Company/Employer, or International Organization:
• An official letter from your sponsor must accompany the Financial Statement of Support Form (pg1)
detailing the award. The fund amounts should be converted to US currency.

Family of Other Source:
• Each family member or ‘other sponsor’ must also submit the included Affidavit of Support” (pg2) stating
that they agree to sponsor you, the length of time their sponsorship covers, and the amount of support.

• Each family member or ‘other sponsor’ must submit a bank letter or statement(s) showing your
average daily balance for the previous 4 months and the type of account in which the funds are
being held. The fund amounts should be converted to US currency.

 Letters must be on official letterhead and include the signature and stamp of an
administrative officer or official.
 Acceptable Accounts:
o
Savings
o
Checking
o
Approved Educational Loans
o
Funds in Investment Accounts
o
Timed/Fixed deposits or government bonds maturing prior to your first term at Mines or
available for withdrawal at any time

Financial Statement of Support (SOS) Deadlines:
Accepted Fall Applicants will have until May 1st (of the year you are applying) to submit a valid SOS.
Accepted Spring Applicants will have until November 1st (of the year you are applying) to submit a valid SOS.

The SOS packet should be e-mailed or mailed directly to the Graduate Office.
Email to: grad.credentials@mines.edu or mail to:
Colorado School of Mines Office of Graduate Studies
1200 16th Street
Suite E-140 Golden, CO 80401










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