To obtain the Form I-20 or DS-2019, students must show they have sufficient financial support to cover their academic costs of attendance at Georgetown and minimum living expenses for the Washington, D.C. area. All estimated expenses provided by our office are for immigration purposes only: to issue your Form I-20 or Form DS-2019 and help prepare your financial documentation needed to obtain the F-1 or J-1 visa. The expenses below are estimated for the first academic year of study (August 2021 – May 2022 for most students, July 2021 – May 2022 for LL.M. Summer Experience students). The expenses represent tuition, books, Georgetown Premier Plan health insurance, and minimum living expenses for the Washington, D.C. area. Estimates after May 2022 are not included.

*If you have trouble accessing any of the forms or links on this page, please email us.

J.D. F-1 Student Expenses:

  • Tuition: $69,280
  • Living Expenses: $25,910
  • Books/Insurance: $4,410
  • TOTAL = $99,600
  • Start Date: August 23, 2021
  • End Date: May 20, 2024 (2L transfer end date: May 21, 2023)

LL.M. F-1 Students Attending the Summer Experience:

  • Tuition: $71,536
  • Living Allowance: $29,121
  • Books/Ins: $4,619
  • TOTAL = $105,276
  • Start Date: July 12, 2021
  • End Date: May 22, 2022

LL.M. F-1 Students Not Attending Summer Experience:

  • Tuition: $71,536
  • Living Allowance: $25,910
  • Books/Ins: $4,210
  • TOTAL BUDGET: $101,656
  • Start Date: August 23, 2021
  • End Date: May 22, 2022

LL.M. F-1 2-Year Program Students:

  • Tuition: $71,536
  • Living Allowance: $25,910
  • Books/Ins: $4,210
  • TOTAL BUDGET: $101,656
  • Start Date: August 23, 2021
  • End Date: May 21, 2023

SJD F-1 Students:

  • Tuition: $71,536
  • Living Allowance: $25,910
  • Books/Ins: $4,210
  • TOTAL BUDGET: $101,656
  • Start Date: August 23, 2021
  • End Date: May 17, 2026

J-1 Students

J-1 Students must show evidence of funding for the entire program length, rather than for one academic year. View the 2020 J-1 Program Expense Chart.

Dependents:

You will need to show an additional $8,870 (budgeted as $2,375 for dependent health insurance and $6,495 as other living expenses) for the first dependent (spouse or child). You will need to show $5,622 for each additional dependent (budgeted as $2,375 as health insurance and $3,247 as living expenses). F-1 dependents are not required to have Georgetown health insurance, but these expenses are budgeted to include the Georgetown health insurance plan, and you should plan to obtain appropriate coverage for your dependents before beginning your program. J-1 dependents are required by federal law to obtain health insurance meeting specific standards. Information about adding a spouse or dependent to the Georgetown plan is available on the Student Health Insurance page.

Only students who plan to bring a spouse and/or children with them to the United States in F-2 or J-2 dependent status need to submit documentation for this requirement. To request a Form I-20 or DS-2019 for your dependent to apply for the F-2 or J-2 visa, please upload the following documents to the Student Portal:

  • Dependent Request Form
  • Passport biographic (photo) page for each dependent
  • Upload legal dependent documentation for each dependent ONLY if your dependent does not require an F-2 or J-2 visa (example: a spouse or child who is a citizen of Canada). For a spouse, please upload your marriage certificate. For a child, please upload a birth certificate, adoption papers, etc.

Students who bring dependents must present evidence of funds to support those dependents in addition to the student’s individual estimated expenses. Please review Proof of Funds requirements above for more details.

F-2 and J-2 dependents have different requirements, restrictions, and benefits from the primary F-1 or J-1 visa holder. For more information, please contact your international student advisor.

What documents can I show for Proof of Funding?

You may use documents showing Personal Funds, Family Funds, Scholarships (Georgetown, Private, Employer Sponsorship, Government Sponsorship), or Loans. All documents must be in English. You can submit a single source of funding or a combination of financial documents.

Personal Funds

Submit either your official bank account summary or bank letter.

All bank documents must state:

  • the name of client (your name)
  • the date (fewer than 6 months old)
  • amount of funds (final balance)
  • currency of funds (CNY, GBP, QAR, USD, etc.)
  • funding source (savings, checking, stocks, etc.) and funding availability

Official bank account summaries may be obtained through your online bank account portal or received in print from the bank.  If you use a letter, it must be signed and printed on the bank’s official letterhead. Click here for a sample bank letter.

Family Funds

You will need to submit two documents: your family member’s official bank information and a Family Support Form:

  1. An official bank account summary or bank letter (see personal funds for details).
  2. A Family Support Form. Click here for the Family Support Form. Sponsors must complete all form fields and provide a physical ink signature.  A Family Support Form must be submitted for each individual family member named on the bank documents. For example, if your mother sponsors you with 1 bank statement and your uncle sponsors you with 1 bank statement, you will need a Family Support Form from your mother and a Family Support Form from your uncle.

Georgetown Scholarships

Scholarships awarded to students by Georgetown are not forwarded to our office. Awardees must upload a copy of the Georgetown award letter or award email that contains the numeric value of the scholarship received. The scholarship email can be downloaded as a PDF document and submitted to the document portal.

Other Scholarships (Private, Employer Sponsorship, Government Sponsorship)

Scholarship letter must state:

  • the date (fewer than 6 months old)
  • your name
  • your academic program
  • the duration of funding
  • numeric value (amount) of funds in USD (or another currency, as long as the type of currency is clearly indicated)
  • funding source and funding availability
  • it must be on official letterhead

If the letter does not clearly indicate a numeric value of funds, it will not be accepted. If the numeric value of funding in the letter does not meet or exceed the estimated program expenses, you will need to contact your sponsor and request a new financial document that meets the requirements or submit other funding documents (such as personal funds) to cover the difference.

Students funded by the Saudi Arabian Cultural Mission MUST provide a letter from SACM specifying the exact amount of monthly personal allowance they will receive while studying. (Click here for a sample SACM monthly allowance letter )

Loans

Loan documentation must include:

  • name of client
  • the date (fewer than 6 months old)
  • numeric value (amount) of funds in USD (or another currency, as long as type of currency is clearly indicated)
  • funding source
  • when the funding will be available
  • it must be printed on official letterhead
  • Any special prerequisites must be stated in the loan documentation.

What financial documents are not accepted?

The following funding sources are not accepted:

  • Land & Property Valuation
  • Pay Stubs
  • Income and Employment letters
  • Tax Returns
  • Credit Card Statements
  • Scholarship letters that do not explicitly state the numerical value of the award