Financial Aid and Scholarship Office

Location: 205 Hahn Student Services 1156 High Street Santa Cruz, CA 95064

Hours:   Check their hours on their website

Phone: (831) 459-2963

If you are a student who qualifies for financial aid, the Financial Aid and Scholarship Office is a resource that may be able to assist in immediate financial needs. The following two resources are available to students who have maximized their financial aid options (not including parent loan). 

  • Emergency Advances - Available to currently enrolled students with pending financial aid for a term which has begun or who are employed and in need of short term financial assistance. For more information on qualifications visit Emergency Advances. Amounts vary for short term loans but typically do not exceed $1,000.
  • Miller Scholarship - These one-time funds are available to students who have maximized all of their financial aid options (aside from parent loan) and are experiencing an emergency situation for costs tied to their education. For example, medical expenses incurred by the student outside of those paid by insurance. Documentation of the incurred educationally related expense is required for consideration for this fund. Amounts vary but typically do not exceed $2,000 for an academic year.

Students who are dependent may submit an Appeal for Independent Status based on specific adverse family situations for purposes of determining financial aid eligibility. The UCSC Financial Aid website provides further information on appeals for independent status.

UCSC SlugCents

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SlugCents is a new financial literacy program on campus housed in Student Business Services, offering individual financial coaching, online education, workshops, resources and campus referrals, and more. Meet with a Certified Personal Finance Counselor to discuss your finance questions, join in on a workshop focused on student finances, or use our resources to learn independently! 

Other Helpful Resources

Financial Wellness & Literacy

The UCSC Financial Aid website provides a financial literacy resource page that includes: