Cal Grants are administered by the California Student Aid Commission (CSAC). Refer to Grants for more information.
This scholarship is made available by the University of California. It is awarded to California resident undergraduate students who are considered on-time applicants and who are determined to have sufficient financial need. Refer to Grants for more information.
Blue and Gold Opportunity Plan
It is a Financial Aid Initiative for University of California undergraduate students. The goal of the new “Blue and Gold Opportunity Plan” is to ensure that UC system-wide fees do not deter the half of California households with incomes below $80,000 from aspiring to a UC education. Refer to Grants for more information.
Refer to Scholarships for more information.
Refer to Scholarships for more information
Monarch Opportunity Scholarship
The Monarch Opportunity Scholarship is a program designed to help students gain professional experiences. You can search for professional experience program listings on Handshake the official Career Services listing site for all UCSB students. This opportunity is available to Dream Scholars who have not been granted Deferred Action Status (DACA).
Once you find a program, you must print the Monarch Opportunity Scholarship Referral Form and submit to the program coordinator. This is the only way to access your Monarch Scholarship Opportunity funds.
Work-Study is a need-based form of Financial Aid that you earn through on or off campus employment and receive in the form of a paycheck.
Students who submitted a CA DREAM ACT application and are eligible to receive Work-Study can activate this award only if they obtained a social security number after the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) granted them Deferred Action Status and received an Employment Authorization Card, otherwise known as DACA recipients.
Additionally, all qualifying Work-Study recipients must maintain a minimum study load of six (6) units each quarter.
Refer to Work-Study for more information.
Middle Class Scholarship
The Middle Class Scholarship provides undergraduate students with a scholarship to attend the University of California or California State University. Families with incomes up to $171,000 and a maximum annual household asset amount of $171,000 are eligible for the Middle Class Scholarship. Refer to Scholarships for more information.
The California Dream Loan Program provides eligible undocumented AB 540 undergraduates with the option to borrow loans to help cover the cost of attending UC.
To be eligible for the CA Dream Loan students must have financial need and be enrolled at least half time at UCSB.
Through the CA Dream Loan Program applicants may receive a maximum of $4,000 per academic year, however offered amounts will be determined from year-to-year based on funding. Additionally, applicants can receive a maximum of $20,000 in CA Dream Loans at UCSB throughout the duration of their academic career.
The CA Dream Loan's interest rate matches the Federal Direct Subsidized Stafford Loan interest rate for the given academic year. Interest will not accrue on the loan as long as the applicant maintains a half-time enrollment status (between 6-8.9 units). Once the applicant graduates, or ceases to be half-time, there is a 6-month "grace period" before repayment begins. For additional information regarding the CA Dream Loan Program, visit the University of California website.
How to Accept the Loan
You can start the process by accepting your CA Dream Loan through My Aid Status.