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Requirement of Financial Statement

Requirement of Financial Statement

If you are academically admitted to the University of Detroit Mercy, before you can be issued an I-20 to apply for a student visa, you must sumbit the following documents:

  1. An official bank statement showing a total amount to cover the first year of study including tuition and living expenses. If your bank statement is provided by your sponsors, a Statement of Financial Support Form needs to be filled out by your sponsor(s). The official bank statement and the statement of financial support form can not be dated more than 3 months prior to your Desired Start Term). For UDM tuition and living expenses, click here. NOTE: This requirement is waived for applicants on a work visa (e.g., TN, TD, H1-B, and H-4).
  2. Submit a copy of the information pages of your passport. Also, if you are currently in the U.S. on a F-1, J1 visa or any other visas, send a copy of that visa.
Transfer students (F-1 visa holders) within the United States: If you already have an F-1 visa and wish to transfer from another U.S. university to University of Detroit Mercy, you must first request a Transfer Information Release Form from University of Detroit Mercy by emailing UDM International Admissions Counselor, Veronica Beltran at beltrave@udmercy.edu. Once you fill out UDM Transfer Information Release Form, you will need to send this form to the foreign student advisor at your current school to inform them of your intention to transfer to UDM. If you are eligible for transfer per immigration regulations, your university will release your F-1 record to UDM, UDM will then issue you a new I-20 when you arrive on campus to attend UDM International Student Orientation. If you plan to travel outside the U.S. you will notify both your current university and our university's Admissions Office, we will issue the I-20 before your departure for you to schedule an appointment with the US Embassy at your home country. Students who wish to transfer to UDM must also submit a bank statement and a sponsor form if someone other than yourself is sponsoring you.

We can accept a reduced financial statement/banknote amount for international student applicants who are currently in the U.S. on work visas (e.g., H-1B, H-4, L-1, L-2, TN, or TD); for Canadian Border Commuter Students who will attend UDM as part-time students; and for international students receiving grants, scholarships, and tuition discounts approved by the University of Detroit Mercy.

For more information regarding financial statement requirements, please contact UDM International Admissions Counselor, Veronica Beltran at beltrave@udmercy.edu or call 313-993-1245/ 800-635-5020.