Undergraduate students with young dependents (at least 50% of the time) are eligible to receive priority registration for classes.
Applications are completed once for your entire term at UCSB, provided that you are continuously enrolled.
Undergraduate Childcare grants
In collaboration with Associated Students Community Affairs Board (AS CAB), the Non-traditional Student Resource Center provides childcare grants for additional care during midterms and finals to currently enrolled, undergraduate students with dependents.
The Non-Traditional Student Resource Center hosts child-friendly events throughout the quarter.
CalFresh is a federally funded food nutrition assistance program. Those who are eligible can receive up to $250 per month for groceries. After you apply, you will receive a plastic electronic benefits card that is reloaded each month.
California Earned Income Tax Credit
The California Earned Income Tax Credit (CalEITC) gives you a refund or reduces your tax owned if you work and have low income.
If you have a child under the age of 6 in addition to qualifying for CalEITC, you may also qualify for the Young Child Tax Credit (YCTC). Filing your state tax return is required to claim both of these credits.
Young Child Tax Credit
If you qualify for CalETIC (see above) and have a child under the age of 6, you may also qualify for a refundable tax credit through the Young Child Tax Credit (YCTC).
California Special Supplemental Food Program for Women, Infants, and Children
Promotes the health of low-income pregnant, postpartum, and breastfeeding people, infants, and children up to age 5 who are at nutritional risk by providing nutritious foods and referrals to health care.
You may qualify if you receive Medi-Cal, CalWORKs (TANF) or CalFresh (SNAP) benefits.
Other campus resources
In addition to the Non-Traditional Student Resource Center, UCSB has many other resources for students who are parenting.