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Types of Funding



Personal Funds:

  • Submit bank statements in your name showing balance of account. 
Scanned copies can be sent by e-mail, but original statements must be mailed to International Student Services at Ball State. 

Sample Bank Statement    


Private Sponsors:

  1. Letter(s) that shows the relationship between you and the sponsor(s), the amount of support and the length of support or the Agreement of Financial Support-Private Sponsors form in place of a letter.
  2. The sponsor's bank or other financial statements showing account balance. 
Scanned copies can be sent by e-mail, but original statements must be mailed to International Student Services at Ball State. 

Sample Bank Statement


Ball State University Financial Awards: 

Follow this process ONLY if you have been awarded a graduate assistantship or scholarship from Ball State University.
  1. Ball State award letter (Scholarships, Graduate Assistantships, etc.) printed on Official Ball State letterhead or the Agreement of Financial Support (Academic Departments form).
  2. The letter or form must indicate the amount and length of support.
  3. E-mail the Agreement of Financial Support - Academic Departments form to the respective Ball State department for completion. The student or Ball State department should send the form to International Student Services.
If the financial award from Ball State does not document enough funding to issue and I-20 or DS-2019 then you must provide additional proof of funds such as Personal Funds or Private Sponsor funds (see above). 


Other Governmental or Institutional Support:

  • Students relying on support from their government, such as the Saudi Arabian Cultural Mission, must send a financial guarantee letter with the sponsor’s name and address.