Grants do NOT have to be repaid! They are like scholarships. Learn about grants and how to get them.
|3/4 time||9 to 11.5 units (75% of Pell Grant and Cal Grant)|
|1/2 time||6 to 8.5 units (50% of Pell Grant and Cal Grant)|
|Less than 1/2 time||1 to 5.5 units. (25% of Pell Grant and NO Cal Grant)|
Federal Pell Grants are available to undergraduate financial aid applicants who are citizens or eligible non-citizens and who not have received a baccalaureate degree by July 1, 2016. Awards range from $5,815 to $590 per academic year in 2016-17. The Federal Pell Grant eligible EFC range is 0 to 5234. Students who file the FAFSA are automatically considered for a Pell Grant.
To maintain maximum eligibility for a Federal Pell Grant, you must be enrolled in at least 12 units each quarter. Part time awards are prorated for less than full time enrollment according to the following:
The maximum annual award amount is established by Congress, and may be subject to change. The maximum award for 2014-15 is expected to be $3,760.
In exchange for receiving a TEACH Grant, you must be a highly-qualified, full-time teacher in a high-need subject area for at least four years at a school serving low-income students.
You must complete the four years of teaching within eight years of finishing the program for which you received the grant.
You incur a four-year teaching obligation for each educational program for which you
received TEACH Grant funds, although you may work off multiple four-year obligations
simultaneously under certain circumstances. Read the TEACH Grant Fact sheet.
UCR Teach Grant Eligibility Requirements
M.Ed. and teaching credential students should contact the Graduate School of Education (GSOE) for eligibility determination.
Students will be notified by the Financial Aid Office if they are eligible to receive the TEACH Grant. Once you’ve been offered the TEACH Grant, you may accept and/or decline the award via Growl.
Failure to complete the teaching obligation, respond to requests for information, or properly document your teaching service will cause the TEACH Grant to be permanently converted to a loan with interest. Once a grant is converted to a loan it can’t be converted back to a grant!
Check your Cal Grant award eligibility and/or report changes to the California Student Aid Commission.
To apply for Cal Grants, you must submit a GPA verification form with your FAFSA or California Dream Act Application.
Cal Grant A
Available to entering and continuing students who are enrolled at least half time, Cal Grant A is awarded based on financial need and GPA. Awards cover system-wide fees and range from $100 to $12,192 per academic year.
Cal Grant B
Cal Grant B is initially awarded to very low-income students who are enrolled at least half-time. First-year awards are usually limited to non-fee costs: subsistence stipends for books, supplies and living expenses. A Cal Grant B award may also cover system-wide fees when renewed. Awards range from $100 to $13,692 per academic year.
Cal Grant Transfer Entitlement Award
The Cal Grant Transfer Entitlement Award is available to eligible students enrolled at least half-time who graduate from a California high school, enroll in a community college in the spring, and then transfer to a qualifying California institution that offers a bachelor’s degree for the subsequent fall term.
Cal Grant Transfer Entitlement awards are based on financial need and GPA. Award amounts are the same as the Cal Grant A and Cal Grant B programs.
Transfer applicants must complete a Transfer Entitlement Cal Grant Certification Form (Form G-6) through the California Student Aid Commission to receive this award. This form is usually available mid-March of each academic year.
Cal Grant A or B Teaching Credential Program Grant
This grant is available to renewal Cal Grant A and B recipients who are enrolled at least half-time in an approved professional teacher preparation program and within 15 months of the end of the last term in which they received an undergraduate Cal Grant award.
Awards cover system-wide fees and range from $100 to $12,192 for renewal Cal Grant A recipients and $13,692 for renewal Cal Grant B recipients per academic year. Teaching Credential students must complete a "Request for Cal Grant Teaching Credential Program Benefits" Form G-44 through the California Student Aid Commission to receive this award.