A variety of financial assistance, in the form of awards, fellowships, scholarships, stipends, teaching assistantships, and tuition waivers, is offered by the Department of Music, the UCSB Music Affiliates, and the Graduate Division, and is available to talented and academically qualified students. For further information, see below and contact the Undergraduate and Graduate Music Advisors.
Prospective undergraduate BM performance students may apply for a limited number of Excellence-at-Entrance Awards, donated by the UCSB Music Affiliates. These scholarships, and the Carnzu A. Clark scholarships, are awarded by the Department of Music on the basis of the undergraduate Entrance Auditions in late January. The date of the auditions will be sent to all music major applicants, and applications for Excellence-at-Entrance Scholarships are included in the audition packet sent to all undergraduate Music Major applicants in late December.
Information on a variety of scholarships, grant loans, work-study opportunities, and other financial assistance may be obtained by contacting the UCSB Financial Aid Office; phone (805) 893-2432. Applications for aid require the completion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), available from the UCSB Financial Aid Office, as well as from high schools and colleges. The FAFSA, when submitted before the current deadline, entitles qualified students to be considered for awards from the California Student Aid Commission (CSAC), the UCSB Financial Aid Office, and the federal Pell Grant Program. Additionally, to be considered for a new Cal Grant from CSAC, students must submit a Cal Grant GPA Verification Form to CSAC by their deadline.
Questions about need-based aid should be addressed directly to the Financial Aid Office, UCSB, Santa Barbara, CA 93106-3180. Phone (805) 893-2432.