Letter From the Director - Deadlines

Dear UCSB Family,

As we quickly approach the summer months, many of you are making vacation plans, lining up jobs and internships, taking summer classes or in some cases, all of the above. As I do every year at this time, I would like to remind you to make sure your financial aid affairs are in order before you depart for the summer.

What does this mean for you as a financial aid applicant? It means you should pay very close attention to email notices sent to student U-Mail accounts from the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships. You should also be checking My Aid Status on a regular basis to make sure your financial aid file is up-to-date. Missing key deadlines will result in a loss of financial aid eligibility for UCSB Grants, Work-Study, and Perkins Loan for the 2017-2018 academic year.

If you are selected for verification, your documents will be due no later than June 16, 2017. Please do not delay the process of submitting any and all requested documents. If you are having difficulty collecting your documents, feel free to contact our office right away at (805) 893-2432.

New for the 2017-2018 academic year, our office has partnered with CampusLogic, a cloud-based technology company that supports electronic forms submission and makes the process easier, more efficient and mobile!

Once financial aid awards are released (starting in July), it is imperative that you review your awards carefully. If you will be using student and/or parent loans to help cover your expenses, you should apply for them as soon as they are offered to ensure the funds are available prior to the September 15th payment deadline.

On behalf of the entire Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships staff, I would like to thank you for adhering to these deadlines. By avoiding a late summer rush of document submissions, we will be able to better serve the UCSB community and you will have more time to ensure your fees and expenses are paid prior to the start of fall quarter.

Thank you for your time and attention.


Michael M. Miller, Ed.D.
Interim Assistant Vice Chancellor for Enrollment Services
University of California, Santa Barbara