International Students Finances and Financial Resources

Financial Information

The U.S. Department of State requires that non-immigrant  F-1 international students provide evidence of their ability to fully support their own educational and living expenses for the duration of their time in the United States.

SPU does not require financial documentation at the time of application. However, if you are offered admission and choose to attend SPU, you will be required to complete the Declaration of International Student Finances (DISF) form (PDF) and provide a current bank statement showing the availability of adequate funding for the first year of study at SPU.

The U.S. Department of State requires schools to verify students’ funding before issuing the I-20 form.

Financial Aid

SPU does not offer need-based financial aid to international students. Please be aware, also, that we do not offer scholarships that will cover 100% of an international student's expenses. 

International students are eligible for most of the merit-based scholarships that are listed on our website. Most of these scholarships do not require a separate application (unless noted in the description of the scholarship). We consider all admitted students for our merit awards at the time they are admitted to the University and offer them to all students who meet the criteria.

International students are not eligible for any U.S. government-funded financial assistance.