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Process After Admission

You've been accepted to UTSA. Now what? This page informs you of the next steps you must take to attend UTSA.

F-1 Visa Students

J-1 Visa Students

Non-F-1/J-1 Visa Students

Financial Aid Resources


F-1 Visa Students

If you have been accepted to UTSA and you are applying for an F-1 visa in your home country, you need to obtain your UTSA Initial Attendance I-20 form.

Deadlines – Overseas students:  July 10, 2020

                       Attending a U.S. school:  August 3, 2020

Requirements for Documentation of Financial Support –

  • All financial accounts must be easily accessible and liquid assets.
  • All documents must be in English and show currency type. If you submit an English translation, it must be accompanied by the original document. The translation must be done by an official licensed translator. The translation must be on company letterhead with the stamp/seal and signature of the translator.
  • Letters of sponsorship must include exact dollar amount of support in U.S. dollars and dates of sponsorship.
  • All supporting documentation must be dated within 6 months of submission.
  • All supporting documentation must be accompanied by the completed Confirmation of Financial Resources form for the admitted semester.
  • Multiple sponsors:You are permitted to have more than one sponsor. Please have each sponsor complete a Confirmation of Financial Resources form and attach their financial documentation. The combined total from all of your sponsors must meet the total amount we are requesting.
  • Faxed documents are not

Acceptable supporting documents are

  • Financial statements: Documents must be no more than 6 months old at the time of submission, must have the account holder’s name (sponsor), be translated to English, and show the final balance in the account.
  • UTSA Scholarship/Award/Stipend letters: Letters must be from the UTSA department and include description of coverage, coverage dates, conditions (if any), the award amount, and confirmation signatures by the recipient and department.
  • Government Sponsorship:Scholarship letters must be on government letterhead, include dates of sponsorship, the award amount in U.S. dollars, descriptions of coverage, conditions (if any) and must state that scholarship is offered to study at UTSA.
  • Loans:Documents must be on company letterhead, include confirmation of loan approval, available amount in U.S. dollars or currency type, and duration of loans.

International Student Services will accept legible, scanned copies of financial documents via email; however, we will not accept copies sent by fax.

At your visa interview you must be prepared to provide the same official financial support documents to the U.S. Embassy or Consulate Officer that you submitted for your Form I-20 issuance.

How to Submit

You can submit the above documents to International Student Services by:

1. E-mail the documents as attachments to newinternational@utsa.edu. Please do not send compressed files (.zip, .rar, etc). We accept PDF, JPEG, JPG formats.

2. Mail the documents to:

International Services
International Student Services
One UTSA Circle
Main Building 1.210
San Antonio, TX 78249

Once we have received all the required documents, International Student Services will issue an I-20 form.  Express mail service is required for shipments outside of the United States.

Express mail, please make an  arrangement with EShipGlobal at your own expense. Instructions can be found within the Express Mail Option section of this site.

 

J-1 Visa Students

If you have been accepted to UTSA and you are applying for a J-1 visa in your home country, you need to obtain your UTSA DS-2019.

Required Items for DS-2019 Form

How to Submit

You can submit the above documents to International Student Services by:

1. E-mail the documents as attachments to newinternational@utsa.edu. Please do not send compressed files (.zip, .rar, etc). We accept PDF, JPEG, JPG file formats.

2. Mail the documents to:

International Services
International Student Services
One UTSA Circle
Main Building 1.210
San Antonio, TX 78249

Non-F-1/J-1 Visa Students

Students whose visa is other than an F-1 or J-1 student visa will receive a welcome letter from International Student Services by both postal mail and e-mail. This letter will explain the orientation process for the upcoming semester.

Special note for B1/B2 visa holders
If you are in the United States on a B-1 or B-2 visa, you must change your visa status to F-1 student visa before you enroll in a degree program at UTSA. If you do not change your visa status to F-1, you risk violating your immigration status. Please contact International Student Services and speak to an international student advisor to discuss the process of changing your immigration status to F1.

Once we have received all the required documents, International Student Services will issue a DS-2019 form.  Express mail service is required for shipments outside of the United States.

Express mail, please make an  arrangement with EShipGlobal at your own expense. Instructions can be found within the Express Mail Option section of this site.

 

Financial Aid Resources

Q: Where can I start looking for scholarships?
A: There are many websites with databases that students can search to find scholarships for which they might qualify.
UTSA suggests students begin their search with these websites:

International Student Loan Program
www.internationalstudentloan.com
A source of financial aid for international students who will be studying abroad. They have a calculator tool that allows you to compare student loans from various sources to get the best deal for you.

International Education Financial Aid (IEFA)
www.iefa.org/international-student-loans
The leading Internet source for financial aid for international students.

International Scholarships
www.internationalscholarships.com/search
An Internet search engine to assist international students looking for scholarships.
 

Q: Where else can I look for funding?
A: Some applicants may receive financial assistance from  family members, their home countries, past employers, or other organizations.