Scholarship Application Deadline Extended!

In response to ongoing technical challenges associated with the new Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), the Scholarship Foundation has extended the application deadline for its General and Employer-Sponsored Scholarship Programs from Wednesday, January 31, to Sunday, February 18, at 11:59 p.m. PST. We highly recommend that you submit your FAFSA as soon as possible, as it is a requirement to apply to the Scholarship Foundation.

Completing a FAFSA or California Dream Act Application (CADAA) provides access to various financial aid options, such as federal aid (FAFSA applicants only), state aid, institutional aid, and loans.

FAFSA – who is eligible?

• Students who are U.S. citizens, permanent residents, T-Visa holders, or other eligible noncitizens. More information is available here.

You can start your FAFSA by clicking this link.

CADAA – who is eligible?

• Students who are undocumented (with or without DACA), have Temporary Protected Status, or are U-Visa holders. To find out more, click here.

You can start your CADAA by clicking this link.

After you submit your FAFSA or CADAA, please attach one of the following documents in PDF format to your Scholarship Foundation application:

• A 2024-2025 Financial Aid Submission Summary, formerly known as the Student Aid Report (SAR), with your 2024-2025 Student Aid Index (SAI), formerly known as the Expected Family Contribution (EFC). Please ensure the PDF document has your name and the submission date stamp.
• If your 2024-2025 Financial Aid Submission Summary is not accessible, you may submit the confirmation email you receive once your financial aid application is considered complete. Please ensure the PDF document has your name and the submission date stamp.

• If you are unable to receive your SAI or submit the FAFSA, please contact us at [email protected].

To access the Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara application, please click here.