Basic Needs Resources for all UCSB Employees. For Student Basic Needs go to

If you need assistance navigating these or other resources, please submit a Service Now Ticket to Work-Life. 

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Financial Resources

Financial wellbeing is not only about managing money appropriately, but also knowing where to find support. UC provides free financial and retirement education to all employees. To help you on the path towards financial wellbeing, UC offers onsite and virtual classes covering a wide range of topics, from budgeting basics to saving for retirement. You can also meet with a financial expert in person or over the phone for a free personal consultation. Find additional Financial Planning & Assistance Resources.

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Housing Resources

Find emergency safe housing referrals, rental housing lists, home-buying resources, and additional discounts and information. 

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Additional Housing Information for Santa Barbara County

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Nutrition Resources

Whether you are looking for nutrition counseling, assistance getting food benefits, or looking for new healthy alternatives, nutrition resources are available on campus and in our surrounding community.

Nutrition Support

Transportation Resources

UCSB’s Transportation & Parking Services provides safe and reliable parking, fleet services and transportation alternatives and resources for our campus community.

Transportation Support

Whole Person Wellness

Since 1946, wellness as a concept has expanded beyond the “absence of disease and infirmity” to include physical, emotional, and social well-being, as well as a number of other areas. Focusing on these areas of wellbeing as part of our work-life strategy brings clarity and alignment to our everyday experiences and larger goals. Take a moment today to pick one area to focus on, or explore the resources you need the most. 

WorkLife Wellness Resources