University of California, Santa Barbara
  • Who is the Financial Aid Veterans Benefit Contact?

    Cesar Fernandez
    2101 Student Affairs Administrative Services Building (SAASB)
    University of CaliforniaSanta Barbara, California 93106-3180(805) 893-2733
    E-mail

  • Can I Recieve Both Financial Aid and Veterans Benefits?

    Yes. In order to be considered for all types of aid, you must apply for Financial Aid. Visit Applying for more information.

  • Do I have to Report My Veterans Education Benefits on the FAFSA?

    No. You are not required to report veterans education benefits on the FAFSA.

    However, non-education veterans benefits must be reported.

  • Can I Recieve Both the Cal Vet Tuition Waiver and the Cal Grant at the Same Time?

    No. The California Veteran Tuition Waiver and the Cal Grant are both considered fee-paying resources and, therefore, students are only eligible to receive one during a period of enrollment. The Cal Grant will take precedence and automatically credit to the BARC account to cover UC registration fees. The Cal Vet Tuition Waiver can be applied to a summer program, as the Cal Grant is not automatically awarded during summer session.

  • Who Should I Notify When My Veterans Benefits Expire?

    Contact veteran representatives in the Office of the Registrar and the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships. They will need to update your benefit information.

  • What Happens to My Financial Aid if I am Called to Active Duty?

    You will not lose Financial Aid eligibility if you take a leave of absence from school. Future aid will not be disbursed; therefore, you will not be responsible for paying back any funds. Please notify our office when you return so that we can prepare an award package that reflects your current status.

    Your loans will automatically enter repayment because you will be enrolled less than half-time. To prevent this, complete a Military Deferment Request Form on the Direct Loan Servicing Center website.

  • What Scholarships are Available for Veterans?

    Visit the Scholarships page for more information.

  • What Other Resources Are Available?