Educational Success

California Student Opportunity and Access Program (Cal-SOAP)

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.

Cal-SOAP is committed to advising, informing and exposing students and their families to financial aid, scholarships and other academic resources to help them succeed.

Services may include:

  • Financial aid workshops
  • Advising
  • Tutoring
  • Campus visits
  • Test preparation

Santa Barbara Cal-SOAP has been a part of CommUnify since 2011 and is continuously funded by the California Student Aid Commission.

Visit the Santa Barbara Cal-SOAP website for more information.

Contact Family & Youth Services

For more information, to enroll or support our programs, please call the office nearest you:
• South County: 805-964-8857
• Mid-County: 805-740-4558
• North County: 805-349-9165
• Toll-Free: 800-655-0617

Did You Know?


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