Federal regulations require international students to demonstrate their ability to pay the estimated costs associated with living and studying at ACU for one academic year (the amount listed on the expenses page). Scholarships or graduate assistantships awarded by ACU may count toward the total amount of support needed.
Bank documents must be recent (within 6 months of the anticipated enrollment date), and include the names of the owner and the banking institution, as well as the currency type and dates. Listed below are samples of acceptable documents:
- Current savings account statements showing at least 3 months of history
- Current checking account statements showing at least 6 months of history. (Please note that only the funds in excess of the average balance can be considered available for use toward the student's education.)
- Official loan documents signed by a bank (not a line of credit or credit card credit)
Additional documents may be required at the discretion of the Center for International Education.
If you are submitting a bank statement that belongs to someone other than yourself, an affidavit of support is also required. This is a letter from the owner of the bank account stating that the funds will be used to support the applicant. If you prefer, you may use our Affidavit of Support form in place of a letter.
Undergraduates may send documents by scanning and uploading them to the International Forms site, via email to firstname.lastname@example.org, via fax to 325-674-2966, or post to: International Admissions, ACU Box 29000, Abilene, TX 79699, U.S.A.
After you submit qualified financial information, we will send you an admissions package that includes a certificate of admission and an immigration document called an I-20. You will need these documents to make an appointment with the U.S. consulate or embassy in your country to apply for a student visa to study at ACU. To ensure all information in your I-20 is correct, we require a copy of your passport before sending your documents.