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Proof of Financial Responsibility


Immigration regulations require that all students admitted to a degree program show proof of having sufficient funds to cover the cost of their education and other expenses. To comply with this regulation, URI requires that students provide one or all of the documents listed below to the Office of International Students & Scholars (OISS):

  • Notarized Bank letter (no more than 30 days old from the day of issuance); OR
  • The Certificate of Financial Responsibility (CFR), click here to download the form; AND

  • Award letter if you have being awarded a scholarship, institutional grant, and/or an assistantship

Note: Do not submit the CFR and/or bank letter BEFORE you have been officially admitted by the Graduate School Admission Office (graduate students) or Office of Undergraduate Admissions (undergraduate students).

University of Rhode Island • Office of International Students & Scholars • International Center • 37 Lower College Road; Kingston, Rhode Island, 02881


International Student Orientation

Date: Friday, September 4, 2015


Place: Multicultural Center

Undergraduate Students' Time:

10:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon

Graduate Students' Time:

1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.



Reporting responsibilities of F-1 International Students while on (OPT)

FALL 2015 OPT workshop schedule: Available

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