Summer Aid

SUMMER 2019 FINANCIAL AID INFORMATION

Summer 2019 is part of the 2018-2019 academic year. You must have a 2018-2019 FAFSA or CA DREAM Application on file to be eligible for summer financial aid. 

ENROLLMENT

Undergraduates must be enrolled in at least 6 units, at one institution, in order to be eligible for summer financial aid. 
Graduate students must be enrolled in at least 4 units, at one institution, in order to be eligible for summer financial aid.

IMPORTANT CALENDAR DATES

Mid April: Summer financial aid calculator available online. This calculator can be used this to estimate what aid may be awarded based on the number of units and sessions of enrollment.

June 30, 2019: Final date to submit a 2018-2019 FAFSA or CA Dream Application

WHO IS ELIGIBLE FOR SUMMER AID?

  • Continuing UC students who have not graduated or declared to graduate Spring 2019 or earlier
  • Newly admitted students for Fall 2019
  • Returning UC students to complete an incomplete degree
  • Newly admitted and continuing graduate students

WHO IS INELIGIBLE FOR SUMMER AID?

  • Students who are academically dismissed
  • Students on 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 Mid 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
 

Newly Admitted Transfer Students

  • Who is Eligible?

    Students who wish to receive financial aid for the summer term must file the 2018-2019 FAFSA or CA Dream Application and have a complete financial aid file at UCSB. Students who already have a 2018-2019 financial aid application will need to make sure UCSB's School Code is added. UCSB’s school code is #001320.

    Information on how to apply can be found on How to Apply on our website. It is important to note that the 2018-2019 application is only used for the summer term and the 2019-2020 application will be used for the following academic year.

    Important: June 30th 2019 is the last day to file the 2018-2019 FAFSA or CA Dream Application.

  • What's Next?

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

    • The FAFSA or CA Dream application 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. 

  • Where Do I View My Award Letter?

    The financial aid award letter will be viewable on My Aid Status under the 2018-2019 Financial Aid Award Letter tab, once available.

    If you believe that you should have an award letter but it;s not available, please contact our office. 

  • When Will I Receive My Financial Aid?

    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
    • Student is maintaining Satisfactory Academic Progress
    • All loan requirements are fulfilled: Promissory Notes and Entrance Counseling
  • When are Refunds Issued?

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

  • How Does My Aid Pay My Fees for Summer?

    Upon receiving the award letter, students should review their award and compare their award to the cost of attendance including tuition, fees, housing expenses and books. The award letter may include Federal Direct Loans, Federal PLUS Loans and possible scholarships, if eligible. Although scholarships may pay for a portion of the program cost, students may need to consider accepting loan offers to help cover any remaining costs.

Freshman Summer Start Program (FSSP)

  • Who is Eligible?

    Financial aid is available for newly admitted UC students enrolled in the FSSP program.
    Students who wish to receive financial aid must file the 2018-2019 FAFSA or CA Dream Application and have a complete financial aid file at UCSB.

    Information on how to complete the application can be found on How to Apply. It is important to note that the 2018-2019 application is only used for the summer term and the 2019-2020 application will be used for the upcoming academic year. FSSP students need to  make sure that if they need aid for the upcoming year that they have both applications on file; 2018-2019 & 2019-2020.

    Important: June 30th 2019 is the last day to file a 2018-2019 financial aid application.

  • What's Next?

    Our office receives an FSSP participant list from the program coordinator at the Summer Sessions Office. Summer financial aid will be awarded as long as all of the following conditions are met:

    • The FAFSA or CA Dream application 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 late June to early July.
  • Where Do I View My Award Letter?

    The financial aid award letter will be viewable on My Aid Status under the 2018-2019 Financial Aid Award Letter tab, once available.

  • When Will I Receive My Financial Aid?

    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
    • Student is maintaining Satisfactory Academic Progress
    • All loan requirements are fulfilled: Promissory Notes and Entrance Counseling
  • How Does My Aid Pay My Fees for the Program?

    Upon receiving the award letter, students should review their award and compare their award to the cost of the Freshman Summer Start Program, including fixed costs, such as rent, and variable costs, such as books.

    The student award letter may include Federal Direct Loans, Federal PLUS Loans and possible scholarships, if eligible. Although scholarships may pay for a portion of the program cost, students may need to consider accepting loan offers to help cover any remaining costs.

  • 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.