Dates to Remember

  • March 2: FAFSA and Cal Dream Application Priority Deadline
  • May 1: Freshmen SIR Deadline
  • June 1: Transfer SIR Deadline
Visit our Dates and Deadlines page for a complete list.

Student Quote
Free money is the best money. I applied for many scholarships and won enough to help pay for my college education. Also, I don't shy away from job opportunities.

- Kyron C., UCSB student

Cost of Attendance

UCSB's Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships provides comprehensive tools and resources for students and their families to navigate the financial aid process. Their pages have information for how students can finance their education with:

Students are also encouraged to contact their major department and their college to find scholarships and research grants that may be available.

Applying for Aid

In addition to the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), California Student Aid Commission and California Dream Act Application websites all provide ways to assist students in applying for aid.

Highest Degree Expected for UCSB Graduates

Many UCSB undergraduates go on to obtain master's degrees, MBAs, PhDs or other advanced degrees.

Highest Degrees for UCSB Graduates

Calculate Cost

Click the button below to use the UCSB Office of Financial Aid and Scholarship's interactive tool to calculate your unique cost of attendance.

Cost of Attendance Calculator

Financial Aid Guide for Students and Parents (PDF)

Financial Aid Guide for Students and Parents