The Promise Scholarship can assist in covering fees for Tuition, Campus Based Fees, Health Care, Room and Board, Books and Supplies, Personal Expenses, Transportation, Telephone/Cell Phone, and Loan fees.
As long as students are enrolled in at least 6 units and in good academic/financial aid standing, one third of all grants and scholarships will automatically transfer to the BARC billing account each quarter (Fall, Winter, Spring).
If grants, scholarships, and accepted loans exceed the amount billed to students on their BARC account, students will receive the difference as a refund 7 days prior to each quarter to purchase books and other education related materials.
Please note that although you need to be in at least 6 units for your financial aid to disburse to BARC, you must be a full-time student (at least 12 units per quarter) in order to prevent getting your aid reduced.
Yes, when living off campus, students receive a financial aid award letter that awards funds for Rent, Groceries, and Utilities. Please visit the Cost of Attendance section of our website for more information about off-campus budgets.
Yes, Promise Scholars are eligible to use their scholarship funds to study abroad through UCEAP. If the cost of the program with UCEAP exceeds the cost of attending UCSB the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships will adjust your financial aid accordingly.
The $120,000 and $60,000 award includes the Gaucho Health Insurance (GHI) Grant. Should Promise Scholars opt to waive our of GHI, they would no longer be eligible for the GHI Grant and that funding would not be replaced in additional scholarship funds. To reach the maximum $30,000 award each year, students must remain enrolled in GHI.
More information on the Gaucho Health Insurance Grant.
Who to Contact
Contact your Promise Scholar program director with any problems you may encounter while at UCSB.