UC Degree Completion Program

First Cohort Starts Fall 2023
Achieve your dream and complete your UC degree today.





Degree Completion

Program Requirements

How it Works

Cost and Financial Aid

About Us

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Achieve your dream and complete your UC degree today.

"The importance of a degree can not be underestimated, especially in California. But sometimes life takes a turn, and education takes a back seat.  We now have a program to help you complete your degree. Come and take advantage of it. Complete your degree”

– Robert A. York, Dean, UCSB Professional and Continuing Education

The UC Degree Completion Program is a state-funded initiative designed to help Californians who have some college but no degree, successfully earn their Bachelor’s degree and advance their career. 

Can the UC Degree Completion program help me?

Currently, the Degree Completion program at UCSB is designed for former UCSB students who were not able to complete their undergraduate degrees. Especially if you are a former UCSB student who is willing to progress toward degree completion, we encourage you to act fast and complete your degree at virtually no cost.  Our program covers tuition costs for up to 12 undergraduate units per quarter. Some fees may apply, see here for details.

Please note:

  • You need to be able to attend classes in person at UC Santa Barbara.
  • You need to have at least a 4-quarter lapse in registration. If your lapse is less than 4 quarters, please click here for other options.
  • If you are still registered at UCSB, you are not eligible for this Program.
  • If you are a non UCSB student we may still be able to help you through our Open University Program.
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How you will benefit


(*) depending on funds availability: apply early for your best chance

The opportunity is here, and your time is now. We can’t wait to celebrate you as you achieve your dream and complete your educational journey.