Can I use copies of my or my guarantor's tax return document (1040) from last year as the substitute for submitting the I-20 or DS-2019 Application and/or bank statements?

No. The tax return information from last year only tells us you or your sponsor’s income from last year. We need to know if you have the sufficient funds set aside for your studies at the Monterey Institute.

How much does the bank statement need to show?

The required amount for the 2013-2014 academic year is $53,335.00, for a two year Master's degree program. This amount may differ if pursuing an advanced entry degree.Please visit the Tuition & Fees page for more information.

Do I need to submit any supporting documents with my I-20 or DS-2019 Application?

Yes. in addition to completing the I-20 or DS-2019 Application, you will need to provide a copy of your passport and evidence of your financial support. You or your financial guarantor needs to provide the Monterey Institute with either original bank statements or other official financial documents issued within the last 6 months for your I-20 or DS-2019 Application to be considered complete. You will also need original bank documents to present for your visa interview.

Do I need to submit any supporting documents with my I-20 or DS-2019 Application?

Yes. in addition to completing the CFR, you will need to provide a copy of your passport and evidence of your financial support. You or your financial guarantor needs to provide the Monterey Institute with either original bank statements or other official financial documents issued within the last 6 months for your CFR to be considered complete. You will also need original bank documents to present for your visa interview. If you can only get one set of original bank documents, please submit the originals to OIS with your CFR.

Can I use copies of my or my guarantor's tax return document (1040) from last year as the substitute for submitting the I-20/DS-2019 Application and/or bank statements?

No. The tax return information from last year only tells us you or your sponsor’s income from last year. We need to know if you have the sufficient funds set aside for your studies at the Monterey Institute.

Can I or my financial guarantor send in photo copies of the bank statements?

No. We need to see original documents before an I-20 can be issued. We can return the original documents to you when we mail you the Form I-20. Be sure you notify us beforehand if you need your financial documents mailed back to you.

How much does the bank statement need to show?

The required amount for the 2012-2013 academic year is $51,571.00, for a two year Master's degree program. This amount may differ if pursuing an advanced entry degree.Please visit the Tuition & Fees page for more information.

Is there scholarship or other funding support available?

We are limited to a select scholarship program at this point, which is specifically designated for Davis UWC Scholars.  However, we are continually exploring additional funding opportunities.  We actively encourage applicants to consider applying for other scholarships through outside sources. 

To date, we have had several students that have been successful in securing such funds through other school affiliations, local community organizations and/or previous volunteer service (i.e. Americorps, Peace Corps, etc.).