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To receive priority consideration for funding from UCSB and the California Student Aid Commission (CSAC— the agency that administers the Cal Grant programs), all financial aid applicants must file the FAFSA or CADAA between October 1, 2020 and March 2, 2021. Students may still file the FAFSA or CADAA after the March 2nd priority filing deadline, but they will only be considered for the federal Pell Grant (undergraduates only) and Federal Direct Loans.

Students selected for verification will need to pay attention to submission deadlines and not delay the process of submitting any and all requested documents. The 2021-2022 document deadline is June 15, 2021. Students having difficulty submitting documents should contact our office at (805) 893-2432 prior to the submission deadline.

Students should also check their UCSB email and log into My Aid Status regularly to make sure their financial aid file is up-to-date. Missing key deadlines will result in a loss of financial aid eligibility for UCSB Scholarships and Work-Study funding for the academic year.