Certification of Finances

Certification of Finances

Don't miss this necessary step in your international application!

All international students must submit the Certification of Finances (COF) form when they apply for admission.

Remember to answer every question and obtain the required signatures. Otherwise, your form will be considered incomplete and returned to you. And we cannot review your application until we have this form.

Keep in mind:

  • A bank statement cannot replace the COF.
  • A bank official’s signature and seal are required on the COF if any of your Oxy education will be paid out of personal savings.
  • Each column of the COF must be completed and reflect a dollar amount. It is insufficient to only say "full amount" in any section.
  • Your COF must demonstrate full financial support of our total cost of attendance ($65,530 for 2016-17) unless you wish to be considered for financial aid.
  • You must also complete the International Student Financial Aid Application if you wish to apply for need-based financial aid.
  • The College will verify the financial resources of all international applicants before a Certificate of Eligibility (Form I-20) is issued.
  • The COF must be filled out by hand and submitted via email, fax, or hard copy.



Collins House
1600 Campus Road
Los Angeles, CA 90041

Phone: (323) 259-2700
or (800) 825-5262
Fax: (323) 341-4875
Email: admission@oxy.edu