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 20
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 2021-22 Financial Aid
Profile of 2021-22 Financial Aid
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Freshman
Financial Aid Applicants
3,555 (85.6%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
2,504 (70.4%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
2,440 (97.4%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
641 (26.3%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
83%
Average Award
$25,867
Need-Based Gift
Received by 2,391 (98.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $21,726
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,690 (69.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,451
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 56 (2.3%) of aid recipients
269 (6.5%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $8,520
All Undergraduates
Financial Aid Applicants
11,992 (70.2%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
9,552 (79.7%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
9,339 (97.8%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
2,385 (25.5%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
83%
Average Award
$25,879
Need-Based Gift
Received by 9,174 (98.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $22,220
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 5,658 (60.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,554
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 170 (1.8%) of aid recipients
1,237 (7.2%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $7,793
All Undergraduates
2018 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
49%
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$20,191
Financial Aid Programs
Financial Aid Programs
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Loans
Federal Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Plus Loans
Other Loans
College/University Loans
Private Loans
Scholarships and Grants
Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants
SEOG
State scholarships
Institutional scholarships
Private scholarships
Non-Need-Based Available
Creative arts/performance scholarships
Special achievements/activities
Non-Need Awards
Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Agriculture
Area/Ethnic Studies
Business
Computer Science
Education
Engineering/Technologies
Home Economics
Humanities
International Studies
Mathematics
Military Science
Physical Sciences
Social Sciences
Number of Awards
Not reported
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Applied Art and Design
Cinema/Film/Broadcasting
Creative Writing
Music
Performing Arts
Theater/Drama
Number of Awards
76
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Community Service
Hobbies/Interests
Leadership
Memberships
Number of Awards
90
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Ethnic Background
First-Generation College Students
International Students
Local/State Students
Members of Minorities
Out-of-State Students
Veterans
Number of Awards
Not reported
Employment
Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$2,761
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