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Fees and Financial Aid

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The Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships, 2103 Student Affairs and Administrative Services Building (SAASB)
Telephone: (805) 893-2432
Web site:

Your Financial Aid cost of attendance (or "cost budget") is an estimation of the expenses you will incur as a student while attending the University of California, Santa Barbara*. Some of the figures used in the cost of attendance are averages derived from the Cost Of Attendance Survey (COAS) administered by the University of California, Office of the President, and updated annually for inflation. Some of these figures are fixed (such as student fees, non-resident tuition, and on-campus room and board). The cost of attendance is used to determine the maximum amount of Financial Aid in your award letter. Please use the cost of attendance tool to determine your cost of attendance. 

Types of aid available to eligible students can come in the form of scholarships, loans, grants, and work-study. For more information on the types of aid available and the application process, students can visit the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships website at:

Billing Office, 1212 Student Affairs and Administrative Services Building (SAASB)
Telephone: (805) 893-3756

The university’s accounts receivable billing system (known as Billing, Accounts Receivable, and Collections, or BARC) consolidates debts owed to the university, including fees, campus owned housing expenses, and library fines. Students receive a monthly statement of their account status whenever they have financial obligations to the university. Fee payment deadlines are published quarterly on the Registrar website at