University description (as per official university website)
About Santa Barbara
The unique combination of scenic natural beauty and a varied cultural landscape make Santa Barbara a world-famous, international destination.
Santa Barbara is known for its Mediterranean climate, casual but elegant lifestyle, and timeless charm. Often called “The American Riviera,” the City of Santa Barbara is small and intimate enough to make the visitor feel relaxed and at ease, but it is big and diverse enough to offer the varied cultural and intellectual attractions of a major city.
The Santa Barbara region is famous for its beautiful beaches, most of which lie along a unique south-facing stretch of coastline that affords sun all day long and greater shelter from winds and surf. A vast array of beach sports, including boating, swimming, surfing, fishing, cycling, skating, and volleyball, can be enjoyed year-round. Further inland, much of the county lies in the rugged Los Padres National Forest, providing a variety of outdoor recreational opportunities.
The Mission of Antioch University
Antioch University is founded on principles of rigorous liberal arts education, innovative experiential learning and socially engaged citizenship. The multiple campuses of the University nurture in their students the knowledge, skills and habits of reflection to excel as lifelong learners, democratic leaders and global citizens who live lives of meaning and purpose.
Antioch University is a bold and enduring source of innovation in higher education. Students’ passion to advance their lives, personally and professionally, is developed through academic programs that respond to the world’s needs. Together, we form a visionary community that strikes a rare—and essential—balance between idealism and experience.
The Financial Aid Office at Antioch University, Santa Barbara is here to assist you in reaching your educational goals. We know as investments go, few are more important than your education. After all, you are truly making an investment in yourself. We provide a personal approach to the entire application process, including debt management counseling, as well as detailed instructions and help at every stage of the financial aid application process. By evaluating your eligibility for a wide variety of available student financial aid programs, including student loans, we make every effort to ensure that any student who is accepted can attend.
Last year approximately seventy-five percent of our students received some form of financial aid. Applying for financial aid is easier than you think. Instructions for applying are included in this packet and application forms are available through our office or on our website.