1. Review your student expense budget (i.e., cost of attendance). Determine whether you have exceeded (or expect to exceed) the budget allowance for any category during the academic year. To establish eligibility, you must prove that you have spent more than the allowed amount for any category.
  2. Document your expenses which exceed the budget allowance: Prepare a written narrative itemizing the expenses and justifying them as part of your educational costs. Attach relevant supporting documents including copies of agreements, bills, and proof of payments (e.g., processed checks or receipts).
  3. Speak with a financial aid officer to discuss your documentation and the availability of funds. We will determine your eligibility, additional requirements, and advise you of the limits that apply to the amount of expenses that can be documented in each category.

If you are denied additional funding, you may submit an appeal to the UC Davis campus financial aid office.