Notice of Intent, Financial Documentation, and Advance Fee Deposit

Advance Fee Deposit

Prospective international undergraduate students accepted to an academic program at Purdue are requested to make a $400 non-refundable deposit. This deposit is credited to the student's account for tuition and fee charges for the first semester at the University. An immigration document will be issued only after the advance fee deposit and all supporting financial documentation (including completion of the Notification of Intent described previously) have been received at the university. For fall semester the deadline for receipt of payment is May 1; for spring semester, November 15.

Notification of Intent

Prospective students admitted to Purdue University will be required to complete their NOTIFICATION OF INTENT (NOI).  After paying your tuition deposit or accepting your offer of admission (sponsored students) you will receive an email from the Office of International Students and Scholars (ISS) with instructions on filling out the NOI. We will begin accepting NOI's for the Summer and Fall semesters beginning mid-February. Please watch for an email that should arrive from ISS providing you with further instructions. Once, the NOI is available, you can expect to receive an email approximately 3 business days after you pay your deposit or accept your offer. When submitting the NOI form you must attach scanned images of your official financial support documents, and your passport. These documents must be received by ISS through the NOI before an immigration document will be prepared.  The NOI and supporting documents should be submitted as soon as possible to ensure that you will have sufficient time for processing the immigration documents and obtaining your student visa.

Financial Documentation

The U.S. federal government requires U.S. universities to verify the finances of sponsors of international applicants prior to issuing a Certificate of Eligibility (COE). A COE, Form I-20 for F-1 students and Form DS 2019 for J-1 students, is used to apply for a student visa at a U.S. embassy or consulate. The following original or certified copies (attested true copies) can be submitted as evidence:
  • bank statement or letter from sponsor's bank attesting to the financial savings of the sponsor
  • investment firm statements

Estimated Expenses for Academic Year 2015-2016 (Fall 2015 & Spring 2016)

$30,964.00*  Tuition
$13,000.00  Living & Miscellaneous Expenses
$  1,210.00  Books

Total $45,174 (If attending summer session, add $12,773.00)
Fees in future years may be higher.Some programs have additional fees. Married students should add an additional $6,500.00 for a spouse traveling to the United States and $3,250.00 for each child traveling to the United States.

*Some programs have additional fees. Please follow the links below to learn more:

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