How to File International Student Certification of Finances (ISCOF) 

In this article, we will be looking at how to file the International Student Certification of Finances.


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What is the International Student Certification of Finances?

International Student Certification of Finances is used to determine if an international student is able to finance his studies in the United States. Even the international students who will not apply for financial aid need to file this form.


How do I fill out the International Student Financial Aid Application?

This document is from CollegeBoard, but you cannot find this document in Collegeboard’s website. To find it, you will need to search Google for “International Student Certification of Finances” to find the PDF of this document in college websites.

Unlike CSS Profile, ISFAA is not filled out electronically. You will need to print the document, fill it out with pen, scan it, and send it to the individual colleges.

For more information about how to send the financial documents to colleges, please visit this article.


What kind of information does ISCOF require?

Basically, ISCOF asks you information about how much you can pay per year. Make sure that you are filling this document in the correct academic year that you will be applying for financial aid! For example, if you will be a college freshman in the year 2020, then you will need to select the years 2020-2021. The information that you will be entering into this document comes from the prior, prior year that you will be applying for financial aid. For example, if you are applying for financial aid in the years 2020-2021, you will use your financial information from prior, prior year to 2020 which will be the financial information from 2018.


Is there any other financial documents that I need to fill out other than International Student Certification of Finances?

Yes, you will most likely need to fill out the CSS Profile and the International Student Financial Aid Application. Check the individual college’s requirements of financial aid application for more information.


Is there any cost to file International Student Certification of Finances?

This document is free.


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