Financial Crisis Response team to help students in financial distress

by Daina Tagavi, Professional Development Peer
Thursday, October 11, 2018 8:00 AM

UCSB has a dedicated multi-disciplinary team to assist students who are experiencing a financial crisis. The UCSB Financial Crisis Response Team will work closely with Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships and other campus resources to evaluate and respond to students in urgent financial need.

This effort aims to assist undergraduate and graduate students who are facing significant financial difficulties that jeopardize their path to graduation. The team works closely to evaluate, respond, and support students in crisis in a streamlined and timely manner. 

If you are experiencing a crisis, email the Financial Crisis Response Team the details and they will work with you to develop a plan of action. Depending on the situation, you will either be asked to answer a few questions about the situation in an online form or be asked to meet in person with an advisor in the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships, or both. An advisor will help guide you through the process. Additionally, an emergency loan program has been established to assist international students in need. 

For more information, see the attached flyer here.

​For assistance, email the Financial Crisis Team:

Other organizations on campus allocate funds to helping students in times of financial stress. For financial emergencies, see requirements for the GSA Emergency Relief Grant. For medical emergencies posing a financial hardship, check out the Student Medical Emergency Relief Fund, the Legends of Student Health Fund, and the Orion Fund for eligibility and application information.