Summer Financial Aid Information
Summer term at UCSB is the trailer of the current academic year. Students must have a FAFSA or CA DREAM Act Application on file to be eligible for summer financial aid.
Students do not need to submit an application to request financial aid. Our office will award based off summer enrollment data. We will have a summer aid estimator on our website in early April. This estimator can help with planning and providing an estimate of what your summer aid may look like.
April 6 - Financial Aid Estimator available on My Aid Status
June 30 - Last day to submit a 2019/2020 FAFSA or CA Dream Act Application
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 which could result in billing adjustments.
We modify award letters throughout the summer to make sure we have the most up to date summer enrollment data.
- Students who have not graduated or declared to graduate
- Newly admitted students for the upcoming fall term
- Returning UC students to complete an incomplete degree
- Newly admitted and continuing graduate 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 will be available in April.
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.
Summer 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 classes.
Loans must be accepted via My Aid Status or on paper before they can be applied.
Grants and scholarships are automatically accepted and applied to the BARC account 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 Graduates in at least 4 units
- Student is maintaining Satisfactory Academic Progress
- All loan requirements are fulfilled: Promissory Notes and Entrance Counseling