Making College A Reality

Santa Barbara Cal-SOAP 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 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.

Cal-SOAP 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."

MJ Kang

MJ Kang

USC Student Ambassador

"Thank you so much for visiting USC! I hope you learned a lot about what USC has to offer and got to experience a taste of the Trojan family! <3 Good luck & Fight On!"

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 Cal-SOAPĀ 
(805) 730-7373
Mon - Fri, 8:00 am-4:30 pm