Making College A Reality

Santa Barbara CALSOAP is dedicated to increasing the accessibility of higher education opportunities for low-income, first-generation and/or underrepresented Junior High and High School students in Santa Barbara, Goleta and Carpinteria and is committed to advising, informing and exposing students and their families to financial aid, scholarships and other academic resources to help them succeed.

Upcoming Events

Check out our upcoming events online or in our office and out in the community in Santa Barbara, Goleta and Carpinteria.

Make an Appointment

Need some advice? Set up an appointment with one of our staff and we will be happy to assist you with your questions!

Frequently Asked Questions

Still have questions? Need some guidance? Stay informed with answers and links for additional support.

CALSOAP Testimonials

Students, parents, partners and community members are welcome to express their gratitude.
Beth L.

Beth L.


"I wanted to quickly thank you for all of the helpful student disability information you've included within your organization's going to college additional information lists. Some of the pages you've provided there have been very helpful to my family and I over the last few weeks especially, so I'm sure your efforts are probably helping many other students and families as well!"

SBHS Senior

SBHS Senior

- Nov. 2019

"Thank you so much for your edits and for your assistance on my essay process. I cannot express my gratitude for you! I submitted my UC application last Saturday. Wahooooo! ! I will probably reach out to you again to review my Common Application essays."

La Cumbre JHS Student

La Cumbre JHS Student

- Feb. 2020

"The campus tour was great. The tour guides led us through all of the main buildings and gave us quick explanations of the buildings. Overall, the campus tour was great. I think that UCSB is a great college and it’s the one I want to go to. This tour and trip helped me make the final decision and it was great."

Contact Us

Find us at the office

721 E. Cota Street, Room 154

Santa Barbara, Ca 93103

Give us a call or email us

Santa Barbara CALSOAP 
Zoom Phone: (805) 456-4508 
Office Phone: (805) 730-7373 **NEW**
Mon - Fri, 8:00 am-4:30 pm