Financial aid and residency for tuition purposes
Federal financial aid
Financial aid for graduate students at UCSB is available from the federal government for students who are U.S. citizens and eligible noncitizens. For graduate students, these awards are limited to loans and work study. Students wishing to be considered for such support should file their FAFSA each year by March 2, the priority deadline for the upcoming academic year.
For more information about loans, work-study, and other financial aid, visit the UCSB Financial Aid website: www.finaid.ucsb.edu.
Establishing California residency for tuition purposes
Every entering student is classified as a resident or non-resident of California for tuition purposes. U.S. citizens and permanent residents who have come to UC Santa Barbara from outside the state of California should establish California residency as soon as possible through the Office of the Registrar. If the appropriate steps have been taken, students should obtain California residency by the beginning of their second year.
For more information on establishing California residency for tuition purposes, please contact the UCSB Office of the Registrar’s Campus Residency Deputy at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (805) 893-3033.