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Affidavit of Financial Support

All international applicants must submit an Affidavit of Financial Support with the MSW application materials, certifying the availability of a minimum of $172,130 (in U.S. dollars) for their expenses for four full-time terms of study or $129,098 (USD) if they are eligible for a three-term MSW program, exclusive of travel to and from the United States and exclusive of dependent expenses.

If you are offered admission to the MSW Program, you will need to provide supporting financial documents certifying the availability of a minimum of $172,130 (USD) for four terms of study or $129,098 (USD) for three terms of study, if eligible for a three-term program. Proof of adequate funding may include funds from a variety of sources, including personal/family, government, or sponsoring organization. Official financial documentation can be in the form of original certified bank statements or an original letter of financial support from an organization, foundation, or government sponsor verifying the amount and duration of funds that are available to you. Review details on the affidavit form.

The Affidavit of Financial Support and supporting financial documents are required for F-1 or J-1 visa documents to be issued to enter the United States. 

Documents may be submitted in one of the following ways:

  1. upload financial affidavit to the MSW online application, Additional Information page  OR
  2. send via email to (note that email is not secure) OR
  3. send paper copies to the Office of Student Services and Enrollment Management, 1080 South University Ave, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 USA

Please visit the International Student Financial Aid webpage for more information about financial aid opportunities.

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