For Issuance of Student Visa Document

International Students must submit “original” financial documentation as listed below to the International Students & Scholars Office prior to the issuance of a student visa document (Form I-20 or Form DS-2019). All International Undergraduate Students are required to take 12 credits per semester to maintain valid status.

You are required to present financial documentation for one year as per the UMass Lowell International Student Estimate of Expenses in order to be issued a Form I-20 or Form DS-2019. However, you are legally responsible for all educational related costs for the entirety of your education at UMass Lowell.

Estimate of Expenses for International Undergraduate Students (2021-2022)

Tuition / Operating FeesBased on academic year of 12 credits per semester at the Out-Of-State rate
$1,000 International Student Fee Per Year
$1,901 Annual Mandatory Health Insurance Fee
Living ExpensesRoom & Board, Books, Personal Expenses, etc.$16,288

Expenses for Dependents

  • $3,000 additional for spouse
  • $2,000 additional per child

Other Fees Not in The Table

  • Advanced Health Assessment Fee is $450 for students taking the Advanced Health Assessment course.
  • Masters of Education Curriculum and Instruction Pre-Practicum Fee is $150 for students taking the Pre-Practicum course.

*There are slight increases to the Estimate of Expenses which go into effect each spring semester. The ISSO requires financial documentation as per the current Estimate of Expenses at the time the Form I-20 or Form DS-2019 visa document is issued

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