STEP 3: Certificate of Eligibility

Once you have been accepted to York college and have received the acceptance letter, you will then need to prove to the United States government that you can meet the financial obligations of pursuing a full course of study here 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 the Application for the Form I-20, with the Statement of Financial Ability, supporting financial documents (not older than three months from the date of submission) and the Affidavit(s) of Financial Support including the Affidavit of Free Room and Board (food & lodging), if necessary.

Please note that all I-20 applications and supporting financial documents must be dated less then six months prior to your planned date of enrollment at York College. In addition, all supporting financial documents must be stamped and signed by either a notary or bank official.

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


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