Terms and Conditions of Fellowships
All domestic students are required to file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by the March 2 deadline for the upcoming year. Information from the FAFSA is used to compile a need analysis, which is used to determine fund sources for support packages.
U.S. citizens and permanent residents are only eligible for non-resident tuition fellowships for their first three quarters at UC Santa Barbara. During their first year students should establish California residency. For detailed information, please consult the Office of the Registrar's Establishing California Residency for Fee Purposes. You may also refer inquiries to the Residence Deputy at email@example.com.
Students must register each term they receive fellowship support. Students are not allowed to be on Leave of Absence or in Filing Fee status when receiving a fellowship.
Students receiving a central fellowship must report immediately, in writing, to the Graduate Division any change in academic or financial status. Changes in status include (but are not limited to) change of major/program, withdrawal, and multiple awards. Central fellowships do not automatically transfer from one major/program to another, and receipt of additional support funds might affect award of UC funds.
Fellowships are awards that enable students to spend the majority of their time studying. It is anticipated that additional financial need should be minimal. The supplementation policy is designed primarily to ensure that excess service as an academic apprentice will not impede fellowship holders' graduate studies and to allow a distribution of University support funds among highly qualified students.