Appeals for a Student Budget Increase
If you are incurring education related expenses that are greater than our cost of attendance budget, you may submit a request to have the additional expenses added to your budget. This may result in additional financial aid depending on the availability of funds. Approved budget increases are generally funded with loan.
Expenses must be incurred during the current academic year or summer during which you are enrolled at UCSC, and you must provide documentation for requested budget additions. Please submit a paragraph describing the reason for the increase you are requesting and attach supporting documentation for the cost.
Expenses that may be considered for budget appeals include:
- Rent/mortgage or utilities
- Transportation expenses
- Computer purchase
- Medical, dental or vision expenses not covered by insurance
- Special books, course fees, or supplies
- Childcare expenses (please use our form)