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 Graduate Students are required to take 9 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 Graduate Students (2022-2023)

Tuition / Operating FeesBased on academic year of 9 credits per semester at the Graduate International rate
**International price includes the International Fee and the Estimated Health Insurance Fee
Living ExpensesRoom & Board, Books, Personal Expenses, etc.$17,796

Expenses for Dependents

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

Additional Fees

Additional fees may apply, depending upon your individual status or the number of courses you enroll in.

*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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