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 budget appeal 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. The Budget Increase Form can be obtained at our office.   

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. 

Please note: the last day to submit a budget increase for the 2019-20 academic year is April 1, 2020. 

Reason To Appeal 
Documents Required
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                                                                                                                                                                                         
  • Submit a Budget Increase Form (available at our office) 
  • Acceptable documentation may consist of receipts, estimates of costs, billing statements, written statements etc.
  • The documentation needs to show an educationally related expense that exceeds the allotment in the standard budget
  • For computer budget increases, we require a receipt follow up after we supply aid for the budget increase.

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