How to Apply – Undergraduate Admissions

STEP 4: Documentation for Student Visa

In order to obtain a student visa for studying in the United States, you must submit the documents listed below. If you are granted admission, they will be required in order for Purdue University Calumet to issue your “Certificate of Eligibility” or I-20. The I-20 is one of the main documents you will need to apply for a student visa at a U.S. embassy or consulate. To learn about how to apply for a student visa, please click here.


Note: In certain cases, due to specific sponsorship or funding sources, a DS-2019 form is issued instead of the I-20. The DS-2019 is used to apply for the J-1 student visa. Most students receive an I-20.

Required Documents for I-20:

A. Scan or Photocopy of photo page of your passport (if available)

B. Evidence of financial support:

Original evidence of financial support for the estimated cost of tuition and other expenses incurred during your academic program. Your documents must be original, or true and attested copies, and less than six months old. The minimum amount of financial sponsorship and support that must be shown on these original financial documents is $26,176.00 for undergraduates and $24,112.00 for graduate students.  This is the estimated cost of tuition and fees, room and board, living expenses and miscellaneous costs for one year.

Academic Year 2013-2014 Fees & Tuition:
(For degree-seeking students requiring a student visa)


Undergraduate Fees & Tuition
(12 credit hours per semester)
$524.00 x 12 credits (4 courses)
x 2 Semesters
Total Per Academic Year
= $12,576.00


Graduate Fees & Tuition
(9 credit hours per semester)
$584.00 x 9 credits (3 courses)
x 2 Semesters
Total Per Academic Year
= $10,512.00


Living Expenses for All International Students
Room and Board
$ 10,000.00
Miscellaneous (Book, Insurance)
International Student Fee ($50 per semester)
Total Per Academic Year


Undergraduate Total :   $26,176.00*
Graduate Total :              $24,112.00*
*Estimated Costs
Required Fees:
Repair & Rehabilitation
Student Service
   (Undergraduate Only)


Note: The aforementioned fees do not include laboratory fees if required by degree program or course.  Lab fees are $62.10 per credit hour.

If you choose to take 5 courses (15 credit hours) as an Undergraduate student, multiply the amount shown for one credit hour + fees x 15 = $7,860.00 (per semester). For 6 courses (18 credit hours) $524.00 x 18 =$9,432.00 (per semester). Graduate students can multiply $584.00 by the number of credit hours per semester. Tuition and fees are subject to change.

Tuition and fees for students enrolled in the English Language Program differ from above and can be found here.



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