It is our goal to ensure that the technology needs of students are being met and that all students have access to a laptop and stable wifi connection. Students requesting any type of technology support should complete this Google form. Based on your responses, you will be paired with the resources that you are eligible for and that ideally meet your needs. To be considered, students must be currently enrolled and demonstrate financial need. Resources include:
- Tech Support Grant: This is a need-based grant for $255 to support the purchase of a hotspot and wifi coverage for a 9-month period. Students are referred to the organization Human IT to request the hotspot device.
- Chromebooks: We are able to issue Chromebooks at no cost for students, these will be issued on a first-come, first-served basis for students who meet the eligibility criteria.
- Short Term Loaner Laptop: A Chromebook available for a loan period of 30 days maximum for students with a short term device need. This resource is available to currently enrolled students in the Santa Barbara area.
- Advanced Technology Grant: Students who are in need of an advanced laptop where a Chromebook is insufficient for their academic needs could receive a technology grant to assist with a more advanced laptop purchase.
The Financial Crisis Response Team
The team assists undergraduate and graduate students who are facing significant financial difficulties that jeopardize their path to graduation through emergency funding and resource connection. We work closely to evaluate, respond, and support students experiencing a Financial, Housing, Food or Technological related insecurity in a streamlined and timely manner.
If you are experiencing a financial or housing crisis, please email the Financial Crisis Response Team (FCRT) at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We want all students to thrive in and out of the classroom, and we encourage you to use these resources. To learn more about additional basic needs resources at UCSB please visit food.ucsb.edu.
Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs
Basic Needs and Rapid Rehousing Manager
Director, Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships