Office of International Admission
75 S Sandusky St
Delaware, OH 43015
By U.S. law, we cannot issue the SEVIS Form I-20 until we receive authoritative documentation that you have adequate support for your education. This is for your benefit as well as ours. It would be unfortunate for you to have to interrupt your education because of a lack of financial support.
Once we receive your financial certification and relevant documentation, we can issue the I-20 form within a few days, although slight delays could occur during periods when our office is closed. It benefits you to send your financial information as soon as possible. The International and Off-Campus Programs Office will issue the I-20 and provide the SEVIS ID number by email to allow your payment of the SEVIS fee and to make an appointment. The I-20 document will also be sent by email.
It’s important that you know that Ohio Wesleyan takes this certification of finances very seriously. Providing false information can jeopardize your status as a non-immigrant as well as your status as a student at Ohio Wesleyan.
If your financial sponsor is a US citizen or legal permanent resident, they will need to submit a USCIS form I-134 with required documentation.
You, your parents, or your sponsor may contact us anytime to receive answers to questions and concerns.
The amount that you must certify for the first year is $73,523 (total billed costs AND estimated expenses for 2023-2024, which includes University fees, books, estimated health insurance, estimated personal and vacation living expenses) minus the amount of any financial assistance from Ohio Wesleyan University.
Note: Total expenses for 2023-24 are based on full tuition & average room and meal charges (personal choice can change these expenses). Additionally, the amount needed to be certified includes student-controlled expenses such as: supplies ($280), personal expenses ($1,800), health Insurance ($2,200) and transportation ($2,000) for each year. These costs vary according to each student. Please go to Cost & Fees for more details.
Delays may occur because of the following issues:
Note: To avoid delays and leave time for paperwork corrections and to make travel arrangements, it’s important to submit all your financial documents as soon as possible.