Documentation for Students on Visa
Procedure for Obtaining I-20 Form
Doctor of Ministry Program Participants
If you are NOT a United States citizen and you reside and work outside the U.S., you are required by the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service to have a student visa to come the U.S. and register for course work, even if it is only for a two-week duration. You will need an acceptance letter and an I-20 document, issued by Andrews University, to apply for a visa.
1. You must submit an estimated budget; please obtain this form from the...
Information you will need for the budget sheet, with classes held at the AU campus as a basis for estimates; if your event is at a location other than Andrews, see information specific to that site:
Doctoral rate per credit for 2013-14 academic year; reduce this figure by 62% if you qualify for NAD discounted tuition (you will register for 8 credits per year).
In-residence cohort participants receive a 50% tuition reduction, and register for 8 credits for four consecutive semesters.
$1,122.00 per credit
($611.00 after 50% reduction = $4,888.00 for 8 credits)
|Project Continuation||This is charged starting with the semester immediately following the semester in which the last academic credits are registered||$600 per semester until project assessment is completed or 6-year program limit is reached|
|Books||Estimated average; quantity of books varies||$20.00/book|
|Transportation||To-from South Bend airport, AU shuttle service||$35/trip|
|AU guest or dormitory room, with linens||Varies, depending on the accommodation you choose. See Guest Room Prices page for details.||$33-$65/day; linens may be $10 extra|
|AU Cafeteria meals||Flat rate per meal; it is recommended that you arrange for a draw-down account at the Dining Services office; then meals can be charged to your account using your Andrews ID card, and you will not be charged sales tax.||
|Medical insurance||If you already have health or travel insurance, you may skip this item, but be sure you can present documentation for proof of insurance. (amount is approximate)||$80.00|
2. Bank statement or letter of sponsorship; provide a bank statement that confirms you have the amount of money as stated on the "total" line of the budget sheet. If you are sponsored, request the sponsoring organization to fax a letter affirming sponsorship to the international financial advisor (fax 1-269-471-3228, email email@example.com).
3. Fax the estimated budget sheet and bank statement to 1-269-471-3228.
4. Make a payment (two options):
a. If you pay by credit card, call the AU international financial advisor at 269-471-3834 to give your credit card number.
b. You can wire the money to the Student Finance Office (if you are not sponsored). YOU NEED TO SEND ONLY THE MONEY DUE FOR TUITION AND FEES.
Fifth Third Bank, Cincinnati, OH
Swift code: FTBCUS3C
ABA # 042000314
Account # 2112175
Student's ID #
If you complete these four steps, Andrews University's International Student Services office will be able to send you the I-20 document in a short time. To make sure you've got everything in and check on progress, please call or email the AU international financial advisor at: 1-269-471-3834, firstname.lastname@example.org; or contact the International Student Services office at 1-269-471-6395, email@example.com.