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 2020-21 Financial Aid
Profile of 2020-21 Financial Aid
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Freshman
Financial Aid Applicants
3,409 (82.0%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
2,313 (67.8%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
2,208 (95.5%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
289 (13.1%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
75%
Average Award
$22,365
Need-Based Gift
Received by 2,170 (98.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $19,899
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,182 (53.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,090
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 54 (2.4%) of aid recipients
121 (2.9%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $9,778
All Undergraduates
Financial Aid Applicants
11,456 (69.4%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
9,120 (79.6%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
8,762 (96.1%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
1,500 (17.1%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
78%
Average Award
$23,529
Need-Based Gift
Received by 8,569 (97.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $23,529
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 4,600 (52.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,054
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 156 (1.8%) of aid recipients
1,213 (7.3%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $7,087
All Undergraduates
2018 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
53%
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$21,189
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
1,309
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Applied Art and Design
Cinema/Film/Broadcasting
Creative Writing
Music
Performing Arts
Theater/Drama
Number of Awards
95
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Community Service
Hobbies/Interests
Leadership
Memberships
Number of Awards
66
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Ethnic Background
First-Generation College Students
International Students
Local/State Students
Out-of-State Students
Veterans
Number of Awards
1,396
Employment
Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$2,352
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