UC Santa Barbara General CatalogUniversity of California, Santa Barbara

Application Process

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The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) must be completed to begin the process of applying for financial aid. Students are encouraged to submit their applications online at www.fafsa.gov. Paper applications are no longer distributed to high schools and colleges. Students can obtain a paper FAFSA by calling the Federal Student Aid Information Center (FSAIC) toll-free at 1-800-4-FED-AID (1-800-433-3243). Please note the UCSB and Cal Grant deadlines in this section.

Students who are not eligible to file the FAFSA should file the California Dream Act Application in order to be considered for financial aid. The application is available on the California Student Aid Commission’s website.