About Financial Aid and Scholarships

The UC Santa Cruz Financial Aid and Scholarship Office strives 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.

If you have questions not answered on the web site please contact us. Our staff is constantly in training to provide excellent service. You can expect courteous and knowledgeable attention appropriate to your circumstances whether you contact us by phone or in person. We welcome your comments and suggestions on how we can improve our services. 

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