Financial Certification

All international students in F-1 or J-1 visa/status must show funding for their program at William & Mary or VIMS. This is a US government requirement. These estimates are only used for issuing I-20 and DS-2019 immigration documents.

You must provide copies of financial documents that show that you have funds to study for the upcoming year, using the table below. Your funding is expected to be available during your studies.

You will upload your financial documents through iStart, and we will use that information to issue your I-20 or DS-2019.

Funding Requirements
  • Academic Year 2017-2018: Students who will begin studies during Summer 2017, Fall semester 2017, or Spring semester 2018.
  • Academic Year 2018-2019: Sstudents who will begin studies during Summer 2018, Fall semester 2018, or Spring semester 2019.

Academic Year 2017-2018:  International Student Financial Estimates

Program Tuition & Fees Living Expenses TOTAL
Graduate Arts & Sciences, Education 32,124 16,084 $48,208
Law (LLM, JD) 42,224 16,084 $58,308
MBA 43,538 17,584 $61,112
Master of Accounting 42,938 16,084 $59,022
MS Business Analytics 47,138 16,084 $63,222
Marine Science (VIMS) 32,124 15,222 $47,346
Graduate Public Policy  38,204 16,084 $54,288
Undergraduate 43,930 17,298 $61,228
St Andrews-W&M Joint Degree* 40,760* 17,298 $58,058

Exchange student

(Undergraduate & Law)

8,100/semester

$8,100/$16,200

Dependents (spouse/child) in F-2 or

J-2 status

6,000/person

$6,000/person

Academic Year 2018-2019: International Student Financial Estimates

Program Tuition & Fees Living Expenses TOTAL
Graduate Arts & Sciences, Education 33,248 16,558 $49,807
Law (LLM, JD) 43,702 16,588 $60,260
MBA 44,496 18,058 $62,554
Master of Accounting 43,883 16,558 $60,441
MS Business Analytics 48,788 16,588 $65,346
Marine Science (VIMS) 33,248 15,666 $48,915
Graduate Public Policy 39,541 16,558 $56,100
Undergraduate 45,468 17,815 $63,283
St Andrews-W&M Joint Degree* 40,760* 17,815 $58,575

Exchange student

(Undergraduate & Law)

8,100/semester

$8,100/$16,200

Dependents (spouse/child) in F-2 or

J-2 status

6,250/person

$6,250/person

Joint Degree

*Students beginning the joint degree program at St Andrews University will pay tuition to St Andrews directly and must only show funds for living expenses. Students beginning the program at W&M must show both tuition and living expenses.

Estimates

These tuition and fees figures are estimates based on a 4.5% increase of the tuition rates for each academic year. They do not guarantee actual costs, but are used for issuing your I-20 or DS-2019.