EAP Checklist

Did you know your financial aid can follow you to your Education Abroad Program (EAP)? Once you have researched your study abroad programs and spoken to an EAP adviser, be sure to do the following:
  • Submit All Required Financial Aid Documents

    Submit your FAFSA or CA DREAM Act Application (CADAA) by the priority deadline of March 2nd and any additional required documents requested by our office.
  • Apply for Scholarships (optional)

    Apply for scholarships through UCEAP, UCSB EAP and private scholarships, at least six months prior to your program start date.
  • Understand your Financial Aid

    You may request an estimate of your financial aid eligibility by email at finaideap@sa.ucsb.edu . You must include your UCSB perm number, EAP program, term of attendance, and country. You may set up an appointment with a financial aid advisor to discuss the details of your financial aid. If you schedule an appointment, please bring a copy of your program budget sheet with you. The budget sheets are located at the UCEAP website, in the Money Matters tab of your program.
  • Designate a Relative or Other 3rd Party (optional)

    Designate a relative or other responsible 3rd party to act on your behalf. EAP students are strongly encouraged to designate a relative or other responsible party to act on their behalf by completing the following two forms:
    1. Power of Attorney: The person assigned Power of Attorney has the authority to conduct financial transactions in your place while you are abroad. This arrangement cannot be established once the student is abroad, as it requires notarization. For more information, visit the EAP Power of Attorney.
    2. Consent to Release: This consent allows the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships (OFAS) to release financial aid information to the third party that you designate. You may access this formon My Aid Status. 
  • Accept Loans and Complete the MPN and Entrance Interview. (optional)

    If you plan to accept any loans, you can accept them on My Aid Status, on the Student Loan Tab. If you are a first time borrower, you will need to complete a Master Promisorry Note (MPN) and an Entrance Counseling Interview (EI). You will be prompted to complete these after accepting a loan, if needed. 
  • Request a Proof of Funds Letter (Visa Letter)

    If you need proof of funds to apply for a visa for your EAP program, please fill out the Proof of Funds Request Form and email it to finaideap@sa.ucsb.edu.

    Due to COVID-19, all visa letters will be mailed via postal mail to the provided address.

    Letters will be mailed within 7-10 business days after receiving the request. Please make sure to plan ahead so that you can receive your letter before your appointment date.

  • VETERANS: Submit Your Authorization Letter (if eligible)

    Submit your Authorization Letter to your UCEAP Finance Accountant if you have the Cal Vet Tuition Waiver. Do not submit this form to our office.
  • Paying for Airfare

    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 10 days before the start date of your program. Consider STA Travel.