Financial Aid Advising

Individual advising:

The Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara offers free financial aid counseling services for students and parents. We can help you understand the range of grants, scholarships, federal aid, and state aid that are available.

Please call us at (805) 687-6065 or send an email to to schedule
an appointment.

Group Workshops:

Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara staff provides group presentations to Santa Barbara County schools, organizations, and businesses, as well as one-on-one assistance to help students and parents with their  financial aid questions.

Bilingual staff members are available to offer free advice on federal and state financial aid programs, in addition to local resources for student aid. Last year, more than 36,700 students, parents, and educators participated in our Financial Aid Outreach and Advising Program.


Fast Facts

Did you know....

  • In 2016, we provided 3,016 scholarships totaling $8.74 million.


  • In 2016, we provided financial aid advising services to more than 45,000 students and families in our County.


  • The Scholarship Foundation does not charge an administrative fee to scholarship fund donors. 100% of contributions to support scholarships goes directly to deserving students.