Students have the ability to study abroad through these programs:
Yes! All eligible student can use federal, state, and institutional financial aid to study abroad through UCEAP. This includes:
EAP students apply for Financial Aid in the same way as any other undergraduate student. This includes:
The campus EAP office will provide our office with a list of EAP participants.
Your Financial Aid award will be available once the budget for your EAP program has been determined and your FAFSA or CA DREAM application has been processed by our office. Your award will be adjusted according to your EAP cost budget. After you are awarded, you will receive an e-mail from our office, notifying you that your award is available to be viewed on the "Award Letter" tab of My Aid Status. We will make every effort to have your award available at least 30 days before the start of your program.
Yes, your financial aid will be adjusted to meet the total cost of your program.
Your financial aid will cover the total cost of your program. Your program budget will consist of tuition and fees, room and board, insurance, roundtrip airfare, incidentals, transportation but not personal entertainment expenses.
Our office will notify the University of California Education Abroad Program (UCEAP) Office of the Financial Aid awarded to you. Those awards committed by our office will be applied to your MyEAP account. If there is a remaining credit balance after the fees ar paid, the money will be disbursed to you in one payment or a series of payments by the UCEAP office. For more information regarding disbursements, please visit the UCEAP website. Disbursements can be automatically deposited in an account that you designate to UCEAP or a check will be sent to the U.S. address indicated on the EAP Financial Address form.
Some students need to show proof of financial support in order to receive a visa to study abroad. You must complete the Visa Letter Request Form, which is available in our office at the front desk or can be printed online here: EAP Visa Letter Request Form. Please allow three business days for processing.
Work-study funds will be automatically converted into additional loan eligibility.
You can find information about EAP scholarships on the UCOP EAP website and UCSB EAP website.
EAP students are strongly encouraged to designate a relative or other responsible party to act on their behalf by completing the following two forms:
If you withdraw from the EAP program pre-departure, any aid that has credited to you will be debited from your EAP account. If you attend UCSB, we will reinstate aid for that term once you enroll.
If you withdraw from the EAP program post-departure, the UCEAP Office will revise your aid and a Withdrawal calculation will be done by our office. Once the revision is done, you may need to pay back money to UCEAP.
You are required to pay for airfare up front and may be reimbursed when you receive your financial aid disbursement. Your aid will disburse no sooner than seven days before the start date of your program.
Students in their 5th year may still be eligible for financial aid to study abroad. If you’re considering studying abroad as a 5th year, be sure to submit the FAFSA application by the March 2nd deadline and consult with your academic counselor and a financial aid advisor prior to finalizing your study abroad plans.