Required Financial Documents

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, or 2 months of I-20 issuance 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 Office of International Students and Visiting Scholars.

If you are submitting a bank statement that belongs to someone other than yourself or the parents listed on your application, 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 via email to, by fax to 325-674-2966, or by mail to: International Admissions, ACU Box 29000, Abilene, TX 79699, U.S.A.

Graduate students may send documents via email to, by fax to 325-674-6717 or by mail to: Office of Graduate Programs, ACU Box 29140, Abilene, Texas 79699-9140.