2017-2018 Financial Aid Timeline

I filed a FAFSA. Now what?

The U.S. Department of Education will send you a Student Aid Report (SAR) 3 days to 3 weeks after your FAFSA has been submitted. Your SAR summarizes the information on your FAFSA. Review it and make corrections if needed. FAFSA information helps us determine the types of federal, state, and university aid you are eligible to receive. Types of aid include grants, loans, and work-study.

If you were ineligible to file a FAFSA and applied for state funded and university aid under the California Dream Act, you may access your SAR by retrieving your California Dream Act Application at https://dream.csac.ca.gov/.

Has my FAFSA been processed?

You can go to www.fafsa.gov and login. Once your application has been processed, you can correct your FAFSA online.

My financial situation has changed. What can I do?

Our office may be able to adjust your financial aid award based on extenuating circumstances. Find out about various appeals at www.finaid.ucsb.edu/Appeals.aspx. Due to staffing limitations, we only process these appeals for students who have chosen to attend UCSB and have submitted their Statement of Intent to Register (SIR) to the UCSB Office of Admissions. We are unable to make adjustments to Unofficial Award Letters.