Financial Aid & Scholarships
Preparing yourself academically for college takes planning and effort. So does managing the cost of your college education. The University of California is committed to helping all academically eligible students attend, regardless of their economic circumstances.
The UC application is used to determine many scholarship awards, so be sure to keep that in mind when you are writing your essay, as the criteria used is both grade point average and your personal information.
The Regents of the University of California established the prestigious Regents Scholarship Award in 1962 to recognize incoming undergraduates of outstanding academic achievement and promise. At UCSB, the award is coordinated by the Office of Admissions. Currently the award is $6,000 per year for four years for entering freshmen; two years for entering transfer students. More than 150 Regents Scholars attend UC Santa Barbara. For more information go to:
College of Engineering Scholarships
The college administers scholarships specifically for engineering students. You are eligible for these scholarships based on your achievements once you attend UC Santa Barbara. A listing of all current scholarships and more information can be found here:
To qualify for state funded Financial Aid, be sure to meet FAFSA's March deadline.