Summer Aid

Summer Financial Aid Information

Students must have a 2019-2020 FAFSA or CADAA on file to be eligible for summer 2020 financial aid. 

Students do not need to submit a subsequent application to request financial aid. Our office will award financial aid based off actual summer enrollment data. The summer estimator can help with planning and providing an estimate of what your summer aid may look like based on the units and sessions you input.

Important Dates

April 15 -
Financial Aid Estimator available on My Aid Status
June 30 -
Last day to submit a 2019-2020 FAFSA or CADAA
Repackaging Dates:
June 29, July 20, August 10 & August 31

Enrollment

  • Undergraduate students must be enrolled in at least 6 units in order to be eligible for summer financial aid. 
  • Graduate students must be enrolled in at least 4 units in order to be eligible for summer financial aid.
  • If enrollment changes after you have been awarded, we may modify your award on the following targeted dates which could result in billing adjustments:
    • June 29, July 20, August 10 & August 31

Eligible Students

  • Students who have not graduated or declared to graduate
  • Newly admitted students for the upcoming fall term
  • Returning UCSB students to complete an incomplete degree
  • Newly admitted and continuing graduate students

Ineligible Students

  • Students who are academically dismissed
  • Students who are not meeting Satisfactory Academic Progress
  • Non-UCSB students, as determined by the UCSB Office of the Registrar
  • Other reasons may apply - see our Policy Information section for more details

Attending Another UC for Summer?

The online UC Cross Campus summer application is available here or through My Aid Status. 

Attending a City College for Summer?

Students who plan to attend City College should contact that schools’ financial aid office to determine if financial aid is available.

Disbursement Information

The first day that summer financial aid will begin to post to students’ billing accounts (BARC) is 10 days before the start date of the enrollment period. 

Loans must be accepted via My Aid Status or on paper before they can be applied to BARC.

Grants and scholarships are automatically accepted and applied as long the following criteria are met:

  • Student is within valid enrollment period
  • Required documents are submitted and processed by our office
  • Undergraduates are enrolled in at least 6 units and Graduate students in at least 4 units
  • Student is maintaining Satisfactory Academic Progress
  • All loan requirements are fulfilled: Master Promissory Notes and Entrance Counseling Interview

Freshman Summer Start Program (FSSP)

  • Who is Eligible for Financial Aid?

    Financial aid is available for newly admitted UCSB students who enroll in the FSSP program. Students who wish to receive financial aid must file the 2019-2020 FAFSA or CADAA and have completed all required verification documents submitted processed.

    Information on how to complete the application can be found on How to Apply.

    The 2019-2020 application is only used for the summer term
    The 2020-2021 application is used for the upcoming 2020-2021 academic year.

    Important: June 30th 2020 is the last day to file a 2019-2020 financial aid application.

  • What's Next?

    Our office will be notified by the Summer Sessions Office of those enrolled in the program.

    Financial aid will be awarded as long as all of the following conditions are met:

    • The FAFSA or CADAA is submitted and processed by our office.
    • All required documents, if any, are reviewed and processed.
    • Student is enrolled in at least 6 units. Summer aid is awarded based on actual summer enrollment.
    Generally, FSSP students are awarded in mid-July.
  • Where Do I View My Award Letter?

    The financial aid award letter will be view-able on My Aid Status under the 2019-2020 Financial Aid Award Letter tab, once available. If you have questions regarding your award letter and the types of aid awarded, please contact our office.

  • When Will I Receive My Financial Aid?

    The first day that summer financial aid will begin to post to your billing account (BARC) is 10 days before the start date of the enrollment period.

    All grants and scholarships that you are awarded are automatically accepted and applied to your BARC account, as long the following criteria are met:

    • Required verification documents are submitted and processed by our office.
    • Undergraduates are enrolled in at least 6 units.
    If you plan to accept student loans, they must be accepted through My Aid Status before they can be applied to your BARC account.
    • All loan requirements need to be fulfilled. You will be prompted to complete a Master Promissory Note (MPN) and Entrance Counseling Interview before your loan can pay. These are done on the studentaid.gov site.
  • How Does my Aid Pay my Fees for the Program?

    You should review your award and compare your award to the cost of the Freshman Summer Start Program, including tuition and variable costs, such as books and living expenses.

    If your financial aid exceeds your BARC balance, then you should expect to receive a refund from the BARC office. If your financial aid does not exceed your BARC balance, then you should consider accepting loans or making a payment to the BARC account before the fee deadline.

  • When are Refunds Issued?

    Refunds are generated 10 days before the start of the enrollment period and issued by the BARC Office.

    Refunds will be applied via direct deposit unless direct deposit is not set up with BARC. If it is not set up, paper checks will be mailed to your local mailing address.