UC Santa Barbara General CatalogUniversity of California, Santa Barbara

Financing Graduate Education

UCSB provides three main types of support for graduate students: fellowship or merit based support; academic appointments, which provide either departmental teaching or research assistantships; and both need-based support and federal loans, which is offered through the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships.

All domestic students are required to file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Web site: www.fafsa.gov. Although the deadline for priority consideration is March 2nd, apply online now if you wish to be considered for financial support. Information from the FAFSA is used to determine eligibility and fund sources for support packages. UCSB’s Title IV school code is 001320.