FGCU Emergency Management Advisory

Sept. 27, 2022 | FGCU is canceling all classes and non-essential campus activities Thursday and Friday. FGCU leaders will evaluate methods for students to make up for lost instructional time, which will likely include the use of planned study dates as regular academic class. Please expect updates to the academic calendar once we return to normal operations. For storm updates, visit fgcu.edu/emergencymanagement.

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Estimated Expenses

Estimated Expenses for International Students

A certificate of eligibility (I-20) will not be issued until proof of sufficient funds are verified by the student’s financial institution and/or sponsor.


Click this link to learn more about your Estimate Expenses


Special Notes:

*Submit Sponsor’s Financial Support Statement indicating a minimum of US $4,836 of support by providing housing and meals. Note: the person sponsoring you must be from our local area, not abroad.

**International students are required to maintain a full academic course load each semester (minimum of 12 credit hours for undergraduate; 9 credit hours for a graduate.) Estimated expenses are based on the yearly required course loads.

Additional funds are required for any dependents who accompany you. For a nine (9) month period, the US requires $6,000 for each dependent. For a twelve (12) month period, the US requires $9,000 for each dependent.

Sample - Sponsor’s Financial Support Statement

A financial support statement must include the following:

Date (day/ month/year)

Re: Sponsoring (name of student to attend Florida Gulf Coast University)

To: International Admissions
Office of Admissions
Florida Gulf Coast University
10501 FGCU Blvd. South
Fort Myers, FL 33965-6565

I / We certify that: (please complete all that apply)

I / We will financially support ____________(name of student) for the minimum amount of $U.S. ___________ to attend Florida Gulf Coast University, beginning ____________(date you plan to begin classes).

I / We will provide room and board to ____________(name of student) for the equivalent minimum amount of $U.S.__________ while attending Florida Gulf Coast University, beginning _____________(date you plan to enroll).


(Signature of sponsor)

(Print name of sponsor)

(Sponsor’s Address and telephone number)