Graduate Studies
Financial Statement of Support for International Applicants
Please complete this form and request your bank or sponsor to attach the required documents to it. The Financial Statement of
Support (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
If you are not awarded financial aid by the department you will need to submit this form before your 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 $52,872 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 which should cover your tuition, fees, books, insurance and estimated living expenses for nine
months. (Estimates: tuition $34,020, fees $2,151.96, cost of living $13,500, books & insurance $3,200)

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.

Government, College/University, Company/Employer, or International Organization
Name of Sponsor:
Amount of Sponsorship: $_
(US currency)
Length of Sponsorship:

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
Affidavit of Support - Family Member or Other Sponsor
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:

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 April 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.
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