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Bank statement for FIF (Emory) - Urgent

Mag AdrianMag Adrian Registered User Posts: 83 Junior Member
I have to complete a Financial statement for Emory called FIF and it asks me to "Supply bank certification and attach current original bank statement to this form" for the sources of support. My parents are my only sources of support but they do not have any bank deposits so should I attach anything? All the support comes directly from their pockets. I have to submit it by 17 January so I do not have much time left. Also, I sent an email to Emory to help me out but they told me that I should expect a response in 3-5 working days, so after the deadline!

Replies to: Bank statement for FIF (Emory) - Urgent

  • thumper1thumper1 Registered User Posts: 72,365 Senior Member
    A bank statement is NOT your deposit slips. It is the current statement detailing how much money you have in your accounts.

    Are they asking for your parent bank statement...or yours...or both?

    Are you saying that NO ONE in your family has a bank account? That’s possible...but is that what you mean?
  • Mag AdrianMag Adrian Registered User Posts: 83 Junior Member
    I do not have any bank deposit. My parents have accounts (one each) where their wages are deposited, but it is not the kind of deposit where you get an interest on your amount of money, it exists just so they won't have to take their wages directly at hand. I live in Romania and everything is so different from the US, that's why I might sound confusing.
  • sybbie719sybbie719 Super Moderator Posts: 22,220 Super Moderator
    Keep in mind that you are an international student. Emory is not need blind to international students. your ability to pay will be a factor in admissions. They must have documentation of your finances. If you cannot document your source of money, then your application will be incomplete for financial aid and will probably effect your chances for admissions
  • flatKansasflatKansas Registered User Posts: 567 Member
    "My parents have accounts (one each) where their wages are deposited, but it is not the kind of deposit where you get an interest on your amount of money, it exists just so they won't have to take their wages directly at hand"

    This is exactly what the school is looking for. The school is looking to see documentation of income (the wages getting deposited) and the assets (the total balance). They are not concerned about interest. Do your banks not provide a monthly record of the account like ours do? Are they able to create one if you asked?
  • Mag AdrianMag Adrian Registered User Posts: 83 Junior Member
    Then, all I can do is to give them all the information I can. My parents can take some documents from their banks that show how much money they have left in their account (from wages). But that is insignificant, something like $500, when in reality they can pay about $5000 per year from cash and my father will sell a part of his inheritance to pay for school, but these sources cannot be officially confirmed.
  • thumper1thumper1 Registered User Posts: 72,365 Senior Member
    Your parents bank statement for the month will show all deposits made, as well as all withdrawal amounts.

    We are NOT international...and we had to provide a bank certification for something...might have been oirmkid’s study abroad. We had to go to our bank to get this...it wasn’t a big deal here.

    So...have your parents get this directly from their bank.
  • sybbie719sybbie719 Super Moderator Posts: 22,220 Super Moderator
    Again, this is what the school wants to know

    How much cash do your parents have? it does not matter if it is in the bank, in a can buried in your yard or stuffed in the mattress. Bank statement are a source of proof from a neutral third party.
    y father will sell a part of his inheritance to pay for school, but these sources cannot be officially confirmed.

    Again, schools are looking for confirmation and documentation of assets. If your parents aren't able to confirm this money, then as I stated previously, you are going to have problems with admissions (at schools that are not need blind to international students) and financial aid
  • Mag AdrianMag Adrian Registered User Posts: 83 Junior Member
    I have all the documents that show that my father has an inheritance and its value, but no document that shows that my dad will sell a part of it, so I guess I'll just put the amount of money that we have now, which can be confirmed, because my dad cannot sell his inheritance in 5 days to show them the money with proof. And thanks to everyone for helping me, you've cleared the waters a bit for me.
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