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Financial Support Documentation


1)  Students must complete a Certification of Financial Support at http://wichita.edu/FinStatement.   
NOTE:  Exchange students on J-1 visas must complete the Certification of Financial Support for Exchange Students instead and submit it with supporting financial documentation which meets the requirements below. 
2)  ALL STUDENTS must submit a bank statement, bank letter, or other evidence of financial support. 
3)  Bank documents must be dated within the last 6 months.  Your bank documents should not reflect your balance on a single day but rather a daily balance over a one-week period or longer.
4)  All documents must be in English.  If not in English, the documents must be accompanied by a translation containing the stamp or seal of an official translator.
5)  Any currency may be used.
6)  All bank documents must be on bank letterhead.
7)  If submitting a letter from a bank or company, please see the following sample letters:
     •  For sponsorship by a parent, family member, or friend using a PERSONAL bank account:  http://wichita.edu/BankLetter
       For sponsorship from a BUSINESS or COMPANY bank account:  http://wichita.edu/CompanySponsorship  


  • Checking Account
  • Savings Account
  • Money Market Account
  • Certificates of Deposit
  • Current Account
  • Fixed Term Deposits
  • Loan (Bank Letter must list maximum amount of loan)
  • Graduate Assistantship


  • Stocks, Bonds, or Mutual Funds
  • Real Estate
  • Personal Property (jewelry, car, etc)
  • Pension or Retirement Funds (unless bank letter shows funds are immediately available to withdraw for educational purposes)
  • Lines of Credit (generally not accepted but considered on a case-by-case basis)
  • Pay Stubs
  • Credit Card Accounts
  • Affidavits of Support