Certification of Financial Support and sponsorship letter for a U.S. visa
The Certification of Financial Support (COF) document
The Certification of Financial Support is an official, original document from your sponsor's bank that is required for SCAD to issue an I-20 application for a U.S. student visa or an ID 995A application for a Hong Kong student visa. The bank document should show within one or more of your sponsor's checking, savings or money market accounts an amount greater than or equal to US$56,932 for U.S. undergraduate students; US$57,787 for U.S. graduate students; HK$430,679 for Hong Kong undergraduate students; and HK$437,305 for Hong Kong graduate students. Any scholarships awarded to you by SCAD can be deducted from the overall amount that you need to show on your COF document.
The bank document(s) must be accompanied by a sponsorship letter stating that the account holder will be using those funds to sponsor your education at SCAD. This is a written message that formally dedicates those funds to the student's tuition and explains the sponsor's relationship to the student.
Electronic copies of the COF and sponsorship letters may be emailed to the admission adviser by the student or mailed by the account holder to the SCAD location you applied to.