Advising

All of the following services are provided free of charge to Santa Barbara County students and their families. Last year, more than 36,700 students, parents, and educators participated in our Financial Aid Outreach and Advising Program.

  • Assistance with the completion of scholarship and other financial aid applications
  • Personal financial aid advising to help you understand the range of grants, scholarships, federal aid, and state aid that are available
  • Presentations and workshops, such as Making College Happen, How to Choose a Major, and How to Pick a College
  • Financial aid information sessions

Financial aid advising appointments are available at both of our locations: Santa Maria and Santa Barbara. Please note that we do have bilingual staff members available. Please call (805) 687-6065 or click here to schedule an appointment.