Estimated International Student Annual Expenses
Proof of Funding Requirement
Immigration regulations require international students to prove that they have sufficient funds available to cover all expenses for the duration of their academic program including: tuition and fees; academic and living expenses, health insurance; and dependent costs (if applicable). It is expected that barring unforeseen circumstances, students will have adequate funds available for each subsequent year of study from the same source or from one or more other specifically identified and reliable financial sources.
Acceptable Documentation of Funding
Documentation of sufficient funding may come from any combination of dependable sources, including scholarships, assistantships, fellowships, sponsoring agencies, personal funds, or funds from a student's family.
Proof of funding will also be verified when requesting an immigration document update (e.g., I-20 or DS-2019 extension) and may also be checked at the U.S. port of entry or during a visa interview.
Estimated Cost of Attendance By Degree Level: 2022-2023 Rates
Costs are subject to change.
|Variable||Undergraduate||Graduate (MPS/MLA/MS/ PhD)|
|Books and Supplies||$1,240||$1,240|
|Total Estimated Expenses||$41,476||$41,350|
Dependent Expenses (including insurance):
- For spouse: $11,500/year
- For first child: $6,600/year
- For each additional child: $6,600/year
Funding Sources and Opportunities
For information about funding opportunities, access:
- Financial Aid & Scholarships
- SUNY-ESF Graduate Funding Sources
- Non-ESF Sources of Graduate Funding
- IIE Funding US Study