Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships



The Jack Canfield Student Medical Emergency Relief Fund (SMERF) provides grants to students with expenses related to medical, dental, psychological, and optical emergencies.

For the purpose of this fund, a medical emergency is a condition, injury, or illness that poses a risk to a person’s life, long-term health, or well-being and requires timely intervention. Prescriptions or medical care costs related to on-going, non-emergency conditions are NOT covered.

We are located in the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships

Student Affairs/Administrative Services Building (SAASB)
University of California
Santa Barbara, CA 93106-3025 

You can visit the UCSB Office of Financial Aid and Scholarship website here:

Please direct all inquiries to the Financial Crisis Response Team email at