Cost to Attend & Affidavit of Support

Estimated Costs for One Year of Study at KSU

The following fees are estimated in order for a prospective student to verify their funding for an F-1 I-20 and student visa. Students must show adequate funding for their first year of study, with an indication that their funding will continue to be available for future terms. Students admitted for the fall or spring semesters must show funding for one academic year, which is one fall semester and one spring semester. Students beginning in the summer semester must show funding for the summer, fall, and spring semesters. Miscellaneous expenses include: mandatory health insurance, transportation, books and supplies, and personal expenses. Dependents will add an estimated additional $7,000 for a spouse and $6,000 per child. Expenses below do not include passport/visa fees, flight costs, ground transportation, nor expenses for summer semester following the first academic year. All fees are subject to change at any time.

  • Tuition and fees: $17,329
    Living Expenses: $14,347
    Miscellaneous: $11,857
    Total: $43,533

  • Tuition and fees: $25,994
    Living Expenses: $19,129
    Miscellaneous: $15,002
    Total: $60,125

  • Tuition and fees: $20,816
    Living Expenses: $14,347
    Miscellaneous: $11,857
    Total: $47,020

  • Tuition and fees: $31,224
    Living Expenses: $19,129
    Miscellaneous: $15,002
    Total: $65,355

  • Master of Accounting
    Tuition and fees: $26,506
    Living Expenses: $14,347
    Miscellaneous: $11,857
    Total: $52,710

    Master in Business Administration
    Tuition and fees: $24,488
    Living Expenses: $14,347
    Miscellaneous: $11,857
    Total: $50,692

    Master of Science in Healthcare Management and Informatics
    Tuition and fees: $25,626
    Living Expenses: $14,347
    Miscellaneous: $11,857
    Total: $51,830

    PhD in Business Administration
    Tuition and fees: $36,314
    Living Expenses: $14,347
    Miscellaneous: $11,857
    Total: $62,518

International Wire or Third Party Billing

For international wire payments or third party billing/payment instructions, please email thirdpartybilling@kennesaw.edu

PLEASE NOTE: KSU can not issue refunds for wire payments made above the actual cost of tuition and fees. Please only wire the amount on your Owl Express account. 


International Student Proof of Financial Support

You are required to certify that you will have available the estimated sum for your studies at Kennesaw State University (KSU), exclusive of travel expense. KSU does not provide funds for financial aid to foreign students. The financial statement in USD from your institution(s) must be submitted to KSU in order to receive an I-20. Please note that KSU advisors may reach out to the financial institute to verify the documents submitted, and that we reserve the right to request original documents if deemed necessary for verification purposes. When visiting the United States Consulate for your visa interview, it is recommended to bring an original version of your bank statement along with the KSU I-20 received to prove that you have sufficient funds for your studies.

  1. Financials will be reviewed to determine if they meet the standards. Financials must demonstrate at a minimum the estimated annual totals for the student's degree program listed above. Scans of original financial documents must be of high quality in JPG or PDF format. Please note that Kennesaw State University reserves the right to request original documents if deemed necessary for verification purposes. Dependents will add an additional $7,000 for a spouse and $6,000 per child.
  2. Currency must be clearly marked on financials with English translation if necessary. An online currency conversion can be made if funds are not in USD$. Print the conversion and submit with the bank statement.
  3. All statements must show the account holder name(s), the financial institution name, and contact information, such as an address, website, and telephone number. Documents must be verifiable if we need to contact the institution. This means that requesting a document showing the entire account number may be necessary and required.
  4. Account statements need to be within six months of I-20 issuance. Funds may need to be proven that they have been in the account for more than 3 months in some cases. Large sums of transfers not in the account for more than 3 months will need to have a paper trail, proof of transfer, and if necessary an additional affidavit of support.
  5. No statement will be accepted if it is a retirement account, fixed or frozen account. Any such account will need additional proof that the money is liquid and usable for educational purposes at the time tuition payments are necessary. We will not accept assets such as a business or property declaration.
  6. Statements from a business account, showing ONLY the business name, require additional proof of ownership and or sponsorship for the student. We may require that the business make a statement that the funds can be used for educational purposes of said student.
  7. All financial statements must also be submitted with a sponsor letter, unless the funds are in the student's name. The sponsor letter must include a signature and contact information. Acceptable affidavits include: a personal letter, a financial guarantee from an institution, a US I-134 form, or the KSU Affidavit Form which is most common. 
  8. We will accept financials from the student and in addition, up to 2 sponsors. If a sponsor document has more than one sponsor listed, then an affidavit is needed from both sponsors to show agreement in educational funding.

Please Note: You must meet the admissions requirements at KSU and gain admission. Financials submitted and accepted by admissions must meet the satisfaction of the International Student and Scholar Services Office before we can issue an I-20. Your documents will be reviewed twice and additional evidence may be necessary.

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