Freshman Summer Start Program


All newly admitted UC Santa Barbara first-year students are invited to participate in FSSP.

Steps to apply:

Complete your Statement of Intent to Register (SIR). This must be submitted prior to applying to FSSP. Without an SIR on record, an application will be rejected and a student will need to apply again to be considered for admission.

Complete your Statement of Legal Residence (SLR).

Activate your UCSBnetID and UCSB email account. To do so, sign in to the UCSB Identity Manager. Learn more about accessing your UCSB email account. Once you've applied, you can expect to receive program related communications in your UCSB email inbox. 

Complete two FAFSA forms! To be considered for financial aid for FSSP, you must complete a FAFSA for 2021 – 2022 by June 30th, 2022. Please note that this is in addition to the 2022 – 2023 FAFSA, which provides aid beginning in Fall 2022.  

Fill out and submit the online application. Please note that you will need to sign up for an account in order to complete a summer enrollment application (we recommend using your UCSB email to set up this account). Applications for the 2022 program are now closed.

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Cancellation Policy

If your summer plans have changed and you are no longer able to participate in FSSP, please review the information below regarding our cancellation policy and procedures. 

  • Students who wish to cancel their admission to FSSP must email Be sure to include your full name and perm number. 
  • Our Student Services team will provide you with the cancellation/withdrawal form. 
  • Students can refer to Forms and Policies to review the deadlines to receive a refund and to access the necessary form (if applicable).
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