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Money Matters - Student Financial Guide

Welcome to the Student Financial Guide! Navigating your academic career at this research university can be a complex process, including managing your finances. For some of you, this may even be your first time being financially independent. UCSB offers many resources to its students, including (but not limited to) the Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships and Associated Students. This guide is not a comprehensive list of all existing resources, but intends to provide you with helpful information. Please be sure to read the Money Management Basics and Financial Aid 101 sections of this guide, which include tips on how to develop good financial habits and make the best of available aid, as well as problem-solving steps to take when you’re experiencing financial hardship. In particular, the If You’re Struggling Financially section will help you come up with a step-by-step strategy on how to use the resources below.

Money Matters

Money Management Basics

Financial Aid 101

If You're Struggling Financially


Funding at a Glance

Dream Scholars

Continuing Education Resources for Veterans

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Additional Resources (Click here for an extensive list of additional resources.)