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NCAA  Special Assistance Fund
Request for ISSO Letter of Support

International student athletes applying for financial assistance from the NCAA must obtain a letter of support from their international student advisor. To request the letter, please submit the following documentation to the ISSO in person:


  1. A letter from the coach of your team which verifies that you are a member of the team; and which describes how the requested funds will be used.
  2. A letter from your parents or your financial sponsor explaining why they cannot assist you in funding this particular need.


Bring these two letters, along with your immigration documents (passport, I-94 card, I-20 or DS-2019, etc.) to the ISSO. You will be asked to fill out a Request Form. Please allow five business days for the letter to be issued to you.


NOTE: The NCAA will allow these funds to be used only for certain activities and items. The ISSO is not in a position to determine whether or not your request complies with NCAA guidelines and rules. It is your responsibility to work with your coach and the Boston University Athletics Department Compliance Coordinator to decide if your request is appropriate.


Boston University
February 28, 2005

Boston University International Students & Scholars Office