All applicants must provide proof of sufficient financial support for their course of study at the School of Law. This should be in the form of a letter from the applicant or the applicant’s sponsor stating the specific amount available in U.S. dollars, as well as a letter from a bank verifying that the applicant or sponsor has sufficient funds.
As a condition of admission to the program, LLM students must demonstrate that they possess adequate means to finance their education. The School of Law can offer only very limited financial assistance for international students, and no assistance is available once a student is enrolled. The School of Law strongly encourages applicants to investigate sources of financial assistance in their own countries and make timely application for aid.
You must provide proof of sufficient financial support for your study at the law school. We require this information to ensure you will be able to complete your studies without financial hardship and to comply with U.S. government requirements when we issue a Certificate of Eligibility for an I-20 student visa.
Financial documentation consists of two parts:
Certified bank statements. You (or your sponsor) must provide certified bank statements or other official financial support statements to prove that you have the funds to pay for your expenses during your year of study at Wake Forest, which includes tuition and living expenses such as housing, food, books, student health services fee, and health insurance. The specific tuition amount and other fees are on the Financial Information page. These figures do not include travel expenses. Bank or financial statements must be accompanied by a cover letter on the financial institution’s letterhead.
Sponsorship letter(s): If you have a scholarship, your sponsor must send us a letter affirming a commitment to provide funds for your LLM studies and stating the amount of the scholarship. If your parents or other family members are your sponsors, they should be specific as to the amount they will be providing. You should submit a letter from them stating their commitment to financially sponsor your education in the United States and specifying their relationship to you. Included with the letter should be an official letter from a bank or other financial institution verifying that they have sufficient funds to provide for your full course of study and living expenses. A sample of a sponsorship letter can be found in the WFU Law LLM Application on page six.