Funding Requirements

As a J program sponsor, The University of Florida is responsible for issuing DS-2019 forms to prospective exchange visitors. The University of Florida has minimum funding requirements for all exchange visitors. Sufficient funding must be verified by a EVS staff member for the entire program activity period, before DS-2019 forms will be issued.

Minimum funding requirements for J exchange visitors are:

  • $1,500/month for Exchange Visitor
  • $1,000/month for Spouse
  • $500/month for each child

The chart below provides minimum funding requirements for exchange visitors and their dependents for monthly and annual periods:

Exchange Visitor (EV)
EV & Spouse
EV, Spouse & 1 Child
EV, Spouse & 2 Children
EV &
1 Child
EV & 2 Children
Per Month
Per Year