STEP 2: Get Certificate of Eligibility

After you have received your acceptance letter to York College, you will need to prove to the United States Customs and Immigration Services (USCIS) that you can meet the financial obligations of pursuing a full course of study for at least one academic year. Proof of your financial ability is documented in the form of a Certificate of Eligibility, also known as the SEVIS I-20.

In order to obtain a SEVIS I-20, you will need to submit a York College Application for the Immigration Certificate of Eligibility Form (SEVIS I-20). This includes the Statement of Financial Ability, supporting financial documentation (no older than three months from the date of submission) and the Affidavit of Free Room and Board (food & lodging), if necessary.

If you are submitting the Affidavit of Free Room and Board, please attach a copy of your sponsor’s lease/deed or a copy of a statement from your sponsor’s landlord.

Please print and complete the form, and return it to:

Grace Prescod - International Student Advisor
York College
94-20 Guy R. Brewer Blvd.
Jamaica, New York  11451

Note:   Students on F-1 visas are not eligible for US federal or state financial aid.

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