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 April 1
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
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