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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.

The estimated costs for the 2017-2018 academic year are listed below:

Academic Year 2017-2018 Academic or IELI  Fall 2017  Spring 2018
   (9 months - Fall & Spring @ 12 Credits)     
Tuition & Fees $22,110 $11,055 $11,055
Living Expenses $6,060 $3,030 $3,030
Personal Expenses $5,960 $2,980 $2,980
Total  $34,130 $17,065 $17,065

Study in the Summer at a discounted rate.

  Summer 2017
  (12 credits)
Tuition & Fees $3,840
Living Expenses $2,490
Personal Expenses $2,590
Total  $8,920

*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.