University of California, Santa Barbara

On April 14, 2014 the online Summer Financial Aid Calculator will be available. This calculator will provide you with an estimate of summer financial aid for which you may be eligible.

On May 1, 2014 you must return to the calculator to submit your final summer enrollment information to our office. If you do not submit your application on or after May 1st, you will not be awarded summer financial aid.

Important: A 2013-2014 FAFSA does not automatically make you eligible for summer financial aid. You must also submit the 2014 Summer Financial Aid Application.

We expect to begin awarding students for summer in late May.

Important Calendar Dates

  • April 14, 2014: Summer Financial Aid Calculator available
  • May 1, 2014: Summer Financial Aid Application Available

    Visit our website between May 1 - June 23 to submit the online summer aid application.

  • June 23, 2014: Priority Summer Financial Aid Application Deadline

    In order to be considered for Summer University Grant , continuing UCSB students must:

    • Be considered an “on- time” applicant for the 2013-14 academic year
    • Submit the Summer 2014 Financial Aid Application by the priority deadline
    • Have sufficient financial need
  • June 30, 2014: Final date to:
    • Submit the Summer Aid Application
    • File a 2013-2014 FAFSA
    • Apply for summer aid. Applications and revision requests received after this date will not be processed

Eligibility

The following students are eligible to apply for Summer Financial Aid:

  • Continuing UC students who have not graduated or declared to graduate Spring 2014 or earlier
  • Newly admitted students for Fall 2014
  • Returning UC students who have returned to complete an incomplete degree
  • Graduate students

The following students are not eligible to apply for Summer Financial Aid:

  • Students who were academically dismissed prior to Spring Quarter 2014
  • Non-UCSB students, as determined by the UCSB Office of the Registrar

Types of Summer Aid

Undergraduate Students

  • University Grant: Submit the Summer 2014 Financial Aid Application by the June 23rd priority deadline, are considered an “on- time” applicant for the 2013-2014 academic year, and have sufficient financial need
  • Pell Grant: Available for those who did not receive their full eligibility during the 2013-2014 academic year
  • Federal Direct Loan: Available for those who have remaining eligibility of Subsidized and Unsubsidized Direct Loans
  • Federal Plus Loan: Available for parents of dependent undergraduate students
  • Alternative Loan: Available to students that have no remaining Direct Loan eligibility. You may view the information from the various private educational loan lenders on the alternative loan chart listed in Loans

Graduate Students

  • Federal Direct Loan: Available for those who have remaining eligibility of Unsubsidized Direct Loan
  • Graduate Plus Loan: Available to eligible graduate students
  • Alternative Loan: Available to students that have no remaining Direct Loan eligibility. You may view the information from the various private educational loan lenders on the alternative loan chart listed in Loans

UC Cross-Campus and Non-UC University Summer Aid

If you are attending another UC during the summer, you do not need to fill out the summer aid application. Instead, you must complete and submit a UC Cross-Campus Summer Application to our office. This form will be available on the forms tab on May 1, 2014.

If you are attending another Non-UC university during the summer, you also do not need to fill out the summer aid application. Please visit our office after May 1, 2014 to complete a Non-UC Summer Aid Application.

Note: You can only receive Financial Aid for one University during the entire Summer Sessions term. Financial Aid can not be awarded for "dual enrollment," or attending two different universities during the summer. For additional information on these programs, please visit Consortium.

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 2013-2014 FAFSA and have a complete financial aid file at UCSB.

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

    It is important to note that the 2013-2014 FAFSA is only used for the summer term and the 2014-2015 FAFSA will be used for the upcoming academic year. Make sure that if you need aid for the upcoming year that you have both FAFSA’s on file: 2013-2014 and 2014-2015.

    Important: June 30, 2014 is the last day to file the 2013-2014 FAFSA.

  • What's Next?

    Freshman Summer Start Program participants do not need to complete a Summer Session Financial Aid Application. Our office receives a participant list from the FSSP program coordinator.

    Student will be awarded aid once their file is complete and all documents have been processed. Generally students are awarded in mid July.

  • Where Do I View My Award Letter?

    The award letter will be viewable on 2013-2014 My Aid Status, Tab 4 ("Financial Aid Award Letter").

  • 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 grants, if eligible. Although grants may pay for a portion of the program cost, students may need to consider accepting loan offers to help cover any remaining costs.

  • When Will I Receive My Financial Aid?

    Financial Aid will disburse to a student's BARC account each quarter. For Financial Aid to disburse on time, students must ensure they have completed the following steps:

    • You must be enrolled in at least 6 units for your aid to credit to BARC
    • If you have accepted loans, you must complete the mandatory loan requirements: Master Promissory Note (MPN) and Entrance Counseling Interview
  • When are Refunds Issued?

    Refunds are generated 7 days before the start of the enrollment period and issued by the BARC Office.

Newly Admitted Transfer Students

  • Who is Eligible?

    Financial Aid is available to newly admitted transfer students. Students who wish to receive financial aid must file the 2013-2014 FAFSA and have a complete financial aid file at UCSB. If you already have a 2013-2014 FAFSA, you will need to make sure that you add UCSB’s school code #001320 to the FAFSA.

    If you do not have a 2013-2014 FAFSA, and wish to apply for aid, information on how to complete the FAFSA can be found in How to Apply.

    It is important to note that the 2013-2014 FAFSA is only used for the summer term and the 2014-2015 FAFSA will be used for the upcoming academic year. Make sure that if you need aid for the upcoming year that you have both FAFSA’s on file: 2013-2014 and 2014-2015.

    Important: June 30, 2014 is the last day to file the 2013-2014 FAFSA.

  • What's Next?

    You will need to notify us that you have submitted your FAFSA and wish to attend the summer term so that we can give you access to the summer aid application.

    Transfer students must complete a summer aid application in order to receive summer financial aid. The summer aid application will be available on our website on May 1st and must be submitted by the June 23rd priority deadline in order to be eligible for university grant funding.

    Students will be awarded financial aid once their file is complete, all required documents are submitted and processed, and they are enrolled in at least 6 units.

  • Where Do I View My Award Letter?

    The award letter will be viewable on 2013-2014 My Aid Status, Tab 4 ("Financial Aid Award Letter").

  • 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 attendance including tuition, fees, housing expenses and books.

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

  • When Will I Receive My Financial Aid?

    Financial Aid will disburse to a student's BARC account each quarter. For Financial Aid to disburse on time, students must ensure they have completed the following steps:

    • You must be enrolled in at least 6 units for your aid to credit to BARC
    • If you have accepted loans, you must complete the mandatory loan requirements: Master Promissory Note (MPN) and Entrance Counseling Interview
  • When are Refunds Issued?

    Refunds are generated 7 days before the start of the enrollment period and issued by the BARC Office.