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All J-1 scholars must show funding for their time at William & Mary or VIMS. This is a US government requirement. These estimates are only used for issuing DS-2019 immigration documents, and when applying for a visa.

You must provide copies of financial documents that show that you have funds to come to William & Mary. Your funding is expected to be available during your time here. You will upload your financial documents through iStart.

If you will be paid by William & Mary, that can count as your funding. Your department will provide us with your salary amount.

Federal law also requires that all persons in J-1 and J-2 (dependent) status maintain adequate health insurance for the duration of their stay in the United States.

Funding Requirements

Funding must be shown for each month that you will be at William & Mary, for you and any dependents (spouse or children) who join you in J-2 status. 

You must show $2700 for every month you are here, and $1280 per dependent.


Number of People Month Year
Scholar $2700 $32400
Scholar + 1 dependent $3980 $47760
Scholar + 2 dependents $5093 $61120
Each additional dependent $1280 $13360