Minimum Financial Support

Date Visa Request is Submitted to ISSO

Minimum Funding for the J-1 Primary

Additional Funding Required for J-2 Dependents

Requests submitted by HR to the ISSO from January 1, 2023 until June 30, 2023*

Initial and Extension Requests
$2,210
($26,520 per year)

Initial and Extension Requests
Spouse: $625 per month
Each Child: +$350 per month

Requests submitted by HR to the ISSO between July 1, 2023 and June 30, 2024*

Initial Requests
$2,700 per month initials
($32,400 per year)


Extension Requests
$2,210 per month
($26,520 per year)

Initial Requests
$375 per month for each dependent
($13,500 per year for each dependent)


Extension Requests
Spouse: $625 per month
Each Child: $350 per month

Requests submitted by HR to the ISSO on or after July 1, 2024

Initial and Extension Requests
$3,141 per month
($37,692 per year)

Initial and Extension Requests
$375 per month for each dependent
($13,500 per year for each dependent)

*J-1 extension requests will be grandfathered into the new rates beginning July 1, 2024

Funding Requirements

As required by the US Department of State, documents used to show funding must:

  1. Include the scholar's name
  2. Issued within the past 6-months
  3. Provided in English
  4. Include currency conversion, if not in U.S. dollars
  5. Issued on letterhead
  6. Signature

Funding Documents

Documentation of funding can include job offer letters, fellowship offer letters, bank letters, etc.

Unfortunately, ISSO cannot accept pay stubs as proof of funding.