Financial Resources

Campus employment, emergency funds, financial aid, financial literacy, internships

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Accounting and Payroll

Accounting: For general accounts payable questions, please email For other budget or accounting inquiries from staff or personnel email Payroll: For general payroll questions please contact payroll technicians

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Basic Needs Application / Emergency Grant Request

Opportunity to apply for emergency basic need grants and other basic need resources

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Career Center

The Career Center is here to help you prepare for your future success. We invite you to explore our website and use the many available career development resources.

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Emergency Help

Emergency financial help and resources.

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Financial Aid

Students may apply for a variety of financial aid assistance using the FAFSA or CA Dream Act and scholarships applications. All financial aid is disbursed directly to the student through their student account. Check your campus account regularly for any information regarding your SBCC financial aid.

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Types of Financial Aid

Types of Financial Aid include: scholarships, Federal Work Study, Federal Pell Grants, California College Promise Grants, Cal Grants, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants, Student Success Completion Grant, SBCC California College Promise, Federal Direct Loans

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Fiscal Services

The Fiscal Services department is comprised of three departments: Accounting, Payroll and Student Finance (Cashiers Office). We provide fiscal services to faculty, staff, and students at large.

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Student Employment Opportunities

Many students work while they are enrolled in classes, as well as explore opportunities for after graduation. We invite you to explore your job, internship and volunteer opportunities here!

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SBCC Luria Library Guide on Financial Literacy

This guide provides recommended resources for research and services related to financial literacy.

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SBCC Promise

The SBCC Foundation launched the SBCC Promise in fall 2016, providing all local high school graduates with the opportunity to attend SBCC full-time free of charge, for up to two years. By removing financial barriers, the SBCC Promise is making our community’s college fully accessible to all local students who are willing to make the necessary commitments. The SBCC Promise relies entirely on private donations. The SBCC Promise is revolutionary; it is comprehensive (covers tuition and all required fees, books and supplies), robust (covers two full academic years, including summer sessions), and open access (not restricted based on means or past academic performance). Eligibility is determined by a student’s high school location, year of graduation, and commitment to SBCC Promise eligibility requirements.

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Student Finance (Cashier's Office)

At the Cashier's Office, we collect, accurately record and deposit all monies due to SBCC. We assist our students in interpreting their student bill and managing their account balances. The Cashier's Office seeks to provide quality service in an efficient, professional and timely manner to Santa Barbara City College students, faculty, staff and others who make up the campus community in accordance with our mission to provide a diverse learning environment and opportunities for students to enrich their lives, advance their careers, complete certificates, earn associate degrees, and transfer to four-year institutions. The College is committed to fostering an equitable, inclusive, respectful, participatory, and supportive community dedicated to the success of every student.

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Student Success Completion Grant (SSCG)

The SSCG is a financial aid program that helps you afford full-time enrollment so you can graduate, begin your career and start earning money sooner. AB540 students are eligible for SSCG.12-14 Units / semester = $649 ($1,298 per year)15+ Units / semester = $2,000 ($4,000 per year)

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The Smart Money: A Student's Guide to Financial Fitness

The key to succeeding in college, and in life, is making smart, savvy choices. When it comes to budgeting, banking, credit, and long-term finances, the choices aren’t always easy to navigate.Santa Barbara City College understands hard work and dedication is only half the battle. You need real-world financial knowledge and skills to get the most out of your higher education. We are proud to present this financial literacy mini-site, full of tools, information and resources focused on critical financial topics for college students.

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Work Based Learning and Interships

As a student, you have lots of options at your fingertips to help you find an internship that is right for you. In addition to valuable job experience, successful completion of an internship provides you with references from an employer for future jobs, or for applications to four-year or other educational institutions you may transfer to in order to continue your education.

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