The Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships welcomes the opportunity to assist you in making a quality education affordable. Our advisers provide step-by-step guidance for new and continuing students who are interested in applying for and receiving financial aid.
We strive to deliver high quality service to students and their families. We are committed to minimizing financial barriers to support students in achieving their educational goals. In addition, we aim to provide professional expertise with genuine warm regard for individual circumstances. We respect the dignity of individuals and the privacy of confidential information. Our team works to ensure we maintain consistent and fair treatment for all.
Each year we assist more than 12,000 students or about 7 out of every 10 undergraduates with scholarships, grants, loans, and/or part-time employment opportunities. We also assist graduate students with federal student loans. These resources, totaling over $260 million, help make UCSC's extraordinary learning facilities affordable to all California students.
To recognize outstanding undergraduate students, our campus awards about $3,000,000 in scholarships to about 1,500 students per year.