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Certificate of Finance

In order to apply for a F-1 visa to study at the BAC, an international student must receive an immigration form called the Certificate of Eligibility (I-20) from the BAC upon acceptance to its bachelor's or master's degree programs.

To obtain an I-20 form, a Certification of Finance must be filled out and returned along with other application materials to the Admission Office. The form requires you to specify the amounts and sources of funds accompanied by a certified statement of sufficient financial resources verified by a bank or other financial institution. Verification of financial resources must be in the form of notarized documents of bank statements, scholarship awards, and loan approval.

The financial documentation must adequately cover a minimum of one year's amount of academic and living costs (please refer to the Estimate of Expenses list below). After carefully reviewing your financial documentation, the BAC will determine whether or not we will issue an I-20 for you. Please be aware that each institution has its own standard for reviewing the financial documentation. Thus, the financial documentation which can be accepted by another institution may not be applicable for the BAC standard. All the financial documentation has to be official, original, and recent (within the last six months).

Note: Faxes or photocopies can not be accepted.

We will not review your financial documentation until you are fully accepted to one of our bachelor's or master's degree programs.