How to Apply – Undergraduate Admissions
STEP 4: Documentation for Student Visa
In order to obtain a student visa for studying in the United States, you must submit the documents listed below. If you are granted admission, they will be required in order for Purdue University Northwest to issue your “Certificate of Eligibility” or I-20. The I-20 is one of the main documents you will need to apply for a student visa at a U.S. embassy or consulate.
Note: In certain cases, due to specific sponsorship or funding sources, a DS-2019 form is issued instead of the I-20. The DS-2019 is used to apply for the J-1 student visa. Most students receive an I-20.
Required Documents for I-20:
1. Scan or Photocopy of photo page of your passport (if available)
2. Evidence of financial support
Original evidence of financial support for the estimated cost of tuition and other expenses incurred during your academic program. Your documents must be original, or true and attested copies, and less than six months old.
The minimum amount of financial sponsorship and support that must be shown on these original financial documents is $33,728.50 to $34,265.90 for undergraduates and $28,387.30 to $28,975.40 for graduate students, and $27,200.00 for ELP.
This is the estimated cost of tuition and fees, room and board, living expenses and miscellaneous costs for one year.
1. Submit all application documents to the Office of International Admissions or to the Graduate School and complete all admission requirements for Purdue University Northwest-Hammond campus.
2. Submit financial documentation for proof of financial sponsorship which includes financial documents from a bank, employer, or other agency showing funds available for your educational experience at Purdue University Northwest-Hammond campus. Approximate expenses are shown below:
Academic Year 2017-2018
Estimated ELP Fees* & Tuition
|ELP Tuition and Fees||$14,200.00|
|Miscellaneous (Books, Insurance)||$2,000.00|
Estimated Undergraduate Fees* & Tuition (based on 12 and 15 credit hours; 12 credit hours minimum per semester)
|Fees per credit hour||$24.75|
|Tuition per credit hour||$546.20|
|Fees + Tuition per credit hour ($570.95) x 12 credit hrs||$6,851.40|
|Total $6,851.40 x 2 semesters||$13,702.80|
|Fees + Tuition per credit hour ($570.95) x 15 credit hrs||$8,564.25|
|Total $8,564.25 x 2 semesters||$17,128.50|
|Business and Nursing majors add||$405.60|
|Technology majors add||$456.30|
|Engineering majors add||$537.40|
Estimated Graduate Fees* & Tuition (9 credit hours minimum per semester)
|Fees per credit hour||$18.50|
|Tuition per credit hour||$636.35|
|Fees + Tuition per credit hour ($654.85) x 9 credit hours||$5,893.65|
|Total $5,893.65 x 2 semesters||$11,787.30|
|Business, Nursing and Technology majors add||$507.00|
|Engineering majors add||$588.10|
Estimated Living Expenses
|Room and Board||$11,000.00|
|Miscellaneous (Books, Insurance)||$5,500.00|
|International Student Fee $50 per semester x 2||$100.00|
|Total for Academic Year||$16,600.00|
Total Estimated Costs to Obtain Your I-20
|ELP Tuition and Living Expenses||$27,200.00|
|Undergraduate Tuition and Living Expenses**||$33,728.50 to $34,265.90|
|Graduate Tuition and Living Expenses||$28,387.30 to $28,975.40|
Depending upon program and courses, other fees may apply. Lab fees are $66.20 per credit hour.
**Undergraduate tuition and fees are based on registration in 15 credit hours per semester.
*NOTE: THE ABOVE FIGURES FOR ROOM AND BOARD/MISCELLANEOUS ARE ESTIMATES.
3. Submit original, true and attested, or the scanned letter from sponsor or sponsoring agency indicating willingness to pay all expenses for your educational experience including tuition and fees, room and board and miscellaneous expenses while living in the United States.
4. Financial documents can be no older than 4 months and must indicate American dollars available and or accessible for expenses of study in the United States.
5. Apply using your name exactly as it is shown on your passport.
Once all documents are received by the Office of Admissions and the immigration official at Purdue University Northwest and when admission is granted for study, the I-20 document will be issued and sent to you at the address you designate or your designee.
Make your appointment for an interview at the United States Embassy in your country. Take all your documents including your passport, your I-20, admission letter to study at Purdue University Northwest, original financial documents exactly as those listed above.
Prepare yourself for the interview by reading the attached documents which detail what consular officers look for when they grant F-1 student visas.
Give yourself ample time to make an appointment, appear for an interview, and make travel arrangements to the United States. You can enter the USA and appear at Purdue University Northwest no sooner than 30 days prior to the beginning of the session shown on your I-20.
Once you receive your F-1 visa and begin your preparations for traveling to the United States, you must thoroughly familiarize yourself with the immigration regulations for an international student as well as the requirements for studying at Purdue University Northwest. This is extremely important to your academic success and your commitment to maintaining good immigration status during your stay in the United States.
DEADLINES FOR COMPLETING THE ENTIRE APPLICATION PROCESS ARE EXTREMELY IMPORTANT
The following deadlines apply to students who are not in the United States:
Fall Semester: June 1
Spring Semester: November 15
Summer Semester: April 1