Financial Aid & Incentives

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Friday, April 16, 2021 to Friday, May 28, 2021

Are you interested in participating in Transfer Edge, but wondering if you are eligible for summer financial aid? UC Santa Barbara offers a range of options designed to empower you to leverage summer to meet your educational goals, while keeping your world-class education affordable.  

Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships 

  • Financial aid packages are available to support summer study. Visit UC Santa Barbara’s Financial Aid website to learn more about summer aid, use the aid estimator tool, and submit a FAFSA. 

  • Transfer Edge students who wish to apply for summer financial aid should fill out the 2020 – 2021 FAFSA as soon as possible, but no later than June 30th, 2021. Students who already completed a 2021 – 2022 FAFSA to apply for aid in Fall need to submit a 2020 – 2021 FAFSA as well. 

  • In addition to other aid opportunities, UC Santa Barbara's Summer Grant provides eligible students with a maximum of $3000.

  • The campus has dedicated $100,000 of additional aid to be distributed among eligible Transfer Edge students. 

Summer Housing Incentive 

  • Enroll in 12 units or more during Transfer Edge and you may be eligible to receive additional aid to offset housing costs. Learn more about our housing incentive.

Academic Incentives

  • The fees associated with Major Exploration Courses will be refunded to all Transfer Edge students who successfully complete that course.

  • A number of courses offer scholarship opportunities to interested students. To see a full list of courses that have scholarships associated with them, explore our Course Spotlight page.