Financial Affidavit

For students planning to study in F-1 student visa status, you and/or your sponsor(s) must prove that you have the financial ability to pay for school costs plus living expenses for one academic year. An I-20 Certificate of Eligibility will be issued once admitted to the University and financial documents have been verified.


  1. Complete and submit page two of the Financial Affidavit Form
  2. Attach photocopies of your financial documents and a certified English translation (if applicable)
  3. How to submit:
    • Upload the completed form and copies of financial documents as a PDF attachment to the Program Materials section of the Cal State Apply online application; OR
    • Email the completed form and copies of financial documents as a PDF attachment to: Undergraduate Admissions at or Graduate Division at

Financial Documentation:

Financial documents that demonstrate proof of funding must:

  • Be in English or be accompanied by a certified English translation
  • Be on official bank letterhead, with bank stamp or bank officer’s signature
  • Show minimum funding required for one academic year and include type of currency
  • Include an issue date that is no earlier than June 1 for Spring applications and October 1 for Fall applications.
  • Include the account holder’s name (if account not in student’s name, then name on financial document must match name of sponsor in Sponsor Agreement section of Financial Affidavit Form)

Preferred Documents:

  • Bank Letter
  • Loan letter
  • Government, Private, or School Scholarship letter

Acceptable Documents:

  • Fixed/Term/Time Deposit: must be able to be withdrawn at any time without penalty
  • Bank Statement: from Savings or Checking Account(s)