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University of California - Santa Barbara G.I. Bill® Tuition Assistance

How Much of University of California - Santa Barbara's Tuition Will the G.I. Bill® Cover?

How much will you pay to attend UCSB? Below you can review how much of your expenses at University of California - Santa Barbara the GI Bill® will cover.

Isn't G.I. Bill® Coverage All the Same?

Did you know that G.I. Bill® funding has a cap? Below you'll find out if the entire cost of attendance at University of California - Santa Barbara is covered. This data varies for each school so be sure to check out G.I. Bill® information for each school you're interested in!

Attend University of California - Santa Barbara as a Veteran and Walk Away With at Least $2,901

Thanks to the Post-9/11 GI Bill® (assuming you fully qualify), we expect your yearly benefits to exceed your cost to attend University of California - Santa Barbara by at least $2,901.

Veteran Sticker Price$34,769
Guaranteed Post-9/11 Benefits$37,670
Total In Your Pocket$2,901

Public College Tuition Fully Covered by GI Bill® Benefits

If you live in California and you qualify for full benefits, your tuition and fees will be covered by your Post-9/11 benefits. If you live outside of California and it has been less than three years since your discharge University of California - Santa Barbara will consider you an in-state student anyways and you will be fully covered.

Veteran Tuition And Fees$14,406
Guaranteed Post-9/11 Benefit*$14,406
Total In Your Pocket-$0
*Note: The tuition benefit is capped at the lessor of the actual tuition charged to you or $20,235.
Remember, some forms of aid such as Pell Grants are awarded in addition to your Post-9/11 GI Bill® benefits so be sure to fill out your FASA forms.

Yellow Ribbon Program

It appears as though University of California - Santa Barbara participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program, but we could not determine if there are restrictions of this participation. If you have tuition and fees charges that are not covered by your Post-9/11 benefits, you may be able to get additional assistance in the form of a Yellow Ribbon Award so check with the college.

Remember, only veterans who qualify for full Post-9/11 benefits are eligible to participate in a Yellow Ribbon program.

University of California - Santa Barbara awarded a total of $20,000 in Yellow Ribbon benefits last year. This was split among 3 veterans for an average award of $6,667 ($13,333 after government matching).

Questions to Ask the Admissions Department

Per Credit Fees and the Active Duty Tuition Assistance Cap

We wanted to talk to you about the per credit fees at University of California - Santa Barbara and whether or not they fall below the tuition assistance cap of $250 for active duty personnel. This information was not available.

Your Living Expenses Likely Covered

After applying eight months of your assumed MHA against what University of California - Santa Barbara thinks your living expenses should be, we see a potential credit in your favor of $3,160. It is possible that your living expenses will be more than covered!

Off Campus Living Expenses$19,104
Post-9/11 Benefit$22,264
Total In Your Pocket$3,160
A MHA of $2,783 is likely the largest benefit paid directly to you.

Your Books and Supplies are Not Fully Covered

Your book stipend of $1000 will not cover what University of California - Santa Barbara estimates your expenses to be ($1,259).

Supplies Expenses$1,259
Post-9/11 Benefit$1,000
Total Out Of Pocket$259
Not Happy With This College? Is University of California - Santa Barbara not living up to its commitments? File a complaint with the VA.
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