Applying For Financial Aid
Applying For Financial Aid
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Email
fin_aid@cats.ucsc.edu
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Application Process
Application Deadline
November 30
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning March 15
High School Program
College preparatory program is required
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal and Institutional Methodologies
Forms Required Cost
FAFSA, Code is 001321 Free
Profile of 2018-19 Financial Aid
Profile of 2018-19 Financial Aid
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Freshman
Financial Aid Applicants
2,751 (74.4% of) freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
1,962 (71.3% of) applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,874 (95.5% of) applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
413 (22.0% of) aid recipients%
Average Percent of Need Met
82%
Average Award
$25,044
Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,836 (98.0% of) aid recipients, average amount $20,355
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,399 (74.7% of) aid recipients, average amount $6,706
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 38 (2.0% of) aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 38 (2.0% of) aid recipients
329 (8.9% of) freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $7,414
All Undergraduates
Financial Aid Applicants
11,516 (68.7% of) undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
9,428 (81.9% of) applicants
Received Financial Aid
9,083 (96.3% of) applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
2,301 (25.3% of) aid recipients%
Average Percent of Need Met
83%
Average Award
$25,453
Need-Based Gift
Received by 8,857 (97.5% of) aid recipients, average amount $21,111
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 6,450 (71.0% of) aid recipients, average amount $6,773
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 148 (1.6% of) aid recipients
1,644 (9.8% of) undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $6,206
All Undergraduates
2018 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
56%
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$21,375
Financial Aid Programs
Financial Aid Programs
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Loans
Federal Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Plus Loans
Federal Perkins Loans
Other Loans
College/University Loans
Scholarships and Grants
Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants
SEOG
State scholarships
Institutional scholarships
Private scholarships
Non-Need-Based Available
Academic scholarships
Creative arts/performance scholarships
Special achievements/activities
Special characteristics (minority
religious affiliation
other scholarships)
Non-Need Awards
Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Agriculture
Area/Ethnic Studies
Computer Science
Education
Humanities
International Studies
Mathematics
Military Science
Physical Sciences
Social Sciences
Number of Awards
1,055
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Applied Art and Design
Cinema/Film/Broadcasting
Creative Writing
Music
Performing Arts
Theater/Drama
Number of Awards
71
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Community Service
Hobbies/Interests
Leadership
Memberships
Number of Awards
23
Special Characteristics Award Areas
First-Generation College Students
International Students
Out-of-State Students
Veterans
Number of Awards
1,095
Employment
Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available
other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$1,853