Financial Aid & Incentives

Students accepted to the FSSP program are eligible for summer financial aid by filling out the 2018-2019 FAFSA as soon as possible, but no later than June 30th, 2019. The 2018-2019 FAFSA is in addition to your 2019-2020 FAFSA.  

Please see the visual below, review the Financial Aid informational PDF, and watch the Office of Financial Aid's video tutorial on the process

For additional information, please visit UCSB's Financial Aid website. At the bottom of their page you will find information specific to FSSP students. Students will be awarded aid once their file is complete and all documents have been processed. Generally students are awarded in mid - July.

Note: If you are a FSSP student who has a Veterans College Fee Waiver, click here for more information.

Special Financial Incentives
In addition to any federal financial aid you may receive, there are other opportunities to save money while still taking advantage of all FSSP has to offer.

  • UC Santa Barbara's Summer Grant provides eligible students with a maximum of $2500.

  • Enroll in 12 units or more during FSSP and you may be eligible to receive $1000 off of housing costs. Learn more about our housing incentive.

Enroll in one of the special courses we offer:

  • Introduction to the Research University (INT W 20): This online course counts for 2 units, and upon successful completion of the course we'll refund you the full cost.

  • Experiencing Shakespeare (INT 35LT): This 8 unit immersive course offers scholarships for eligible students to offset the cost of enrollment. Additional details about the course and the application process will be posted soon.