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The cost of living in Utah is very inexpensive, making Utah State University one of the most affordable universities in the USA for international students.

International students are required to show adequate funding available for their USU study before they can apply for a student visa. Immigration laws require international students who wish to study in the U.S. on a F-1 visa to show proof of finances for one year.

Admitted students must provide an official bank statement on bank letterhead from their sponsor (for example, a family member) or, if sponsored by a government agency, a letter of support on agency letterhead. International students are required to have their sponsor complete an Affidavit of Financial Support Form (click here).

The estimated costs for the 2016-2017 academic year are listed below:

Academic Year 2016-2017 Academic or IELI  Fall or Spring only 
   (9 months - Fall & Spring @ 12 Credits)   
Tuition & Fees $22,048 $11,024
Living Expenses $6,402 $3,201
Personal Expenses $7,200 $3,600
Total  $35,650 $17,825

Study in the Summer at a discounted rate.

  Summer 2017
  (12 credits)
Tuition & Fees $4,597
Living Expenses $3,361
Personal Expenses $3,888
Total  $11,846

*Dependent Costs: spouse $5,000 per academic year, each child $3,000 per academic year

Students must bring or have access to sufficient funds to pay their expenses for at least the first semester. After arrival, a checking account can be opened so various expenses can be paid conveniently and safely.