Estimates, Visa Letters, & Drop-In Advising

Request an Estimate

We understand that finances are important to your decision to study abroad or away. Our office provides estimates to students of the total amount of aid they may be eligible to receive based on their program of choice and the total cost of participation. Students can request estimates before they apply and/or after.  

To request an estimate, please complete our Estimate Request Form and email it to: finaid.specialprograms@ucsc.edu. Make sure to provide all the information requested on the form. Please note: It can take up to 2-3 weeks for the estimate request to be processed. 

Visa Letters

Some programs require a letter stating your finances and aid to accompany your application for an entry visa to your host country. If this is the case, please complete our Visa Letter Request Form and email it to finaid.specialprograms@ucsc.edu. Note: Due to COVID 19 physical letters are not currently available, and we can only provide digital letters via email.

Drop-In Advising (Virtual):

We welcome the opportunity to assist you and answer any questions you may have. We will be scheduling weekly one-on-one virtual advising sessions dedicated to students studying abroad and away. Sessions will be limited to 20 minutes and will be on a first-come basis. More information coming soon!