Freshman Summer Start Program

Financial Aid & Savings

Are you interested in participating in FSSP, 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.

FSSP students can start strong at UC Santa Barbara by taking advantage of a variety of ways to save in the summer! Students will be considered for financial aid after submitting the 2021–2022 FAFSA, and should do so as soon as possible, but no later than June 30th, 2022. This form is in addition to your 2022–2023 FAFSA, which applies to the academic cycle beginning in Fall 2022.


For additional information, review Financial Aid's informational flyer, or visit UC Santa Barbara's Financial Aid Website. Students will be awarded aid once their file is complete and all the documents have been processed. Generally, students are awarded in mid-July. In 2021, almost $1 million in aid was distributed to FSSP students.

Note: If you are a student who has a Veterans College Fee Waiver, visit the veterans page for more information regarding this benefit.

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