Financial Help

Sudden expenses can arise. Don't panic! There are several places on campus that offer loans to students facing a financial emergency.

The UCSB Financial Crisis Response Team that can help students identify resources. In order to apply for emergency funding, please first email FinancialCrisis@sa.ucsb.edu. Allow 2-3 days for a response.

Here is a list of General Purpose Funding options offered through UCSB.

Some of these options include:

-Associated Students offers short-term emergency loans to undergraduate students.

-The Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships offers some additional loan options.

-Graduate students can apply for a GSA Emergency Relief Grant.

-The UCSB Student Medical Emergency Relief Fund (SMERF) / Jack Canfield Chicken Soup for the Soul exists to assist UCSB students with medically related emergencies.