Teaching Credential Financial Aid

Welcome to the Teaching Credential Financial Aid website! For additional questions, please contact your financial aid counselor, Kyle Ricedorff. (contact information below)

Credentialing Fast Facts
2014-2015 Academic Year
Total Units 30
Program Length 1 year
Cost Per Unit $460
Total Tuition Cost $13,800

Application Process

The financial aid application process for the Teaching Credential Program is much the same as that of the General Undergraduate Program. The following items are required:

  1. FAFSA (Be sure to list yourself as a 5th Year-other Undergrad).
  2. Financial Aid Application (current students should complete the renewal application on Self-Service)
  3. Any additional documents requested by the Financial Aid Office

Available Aid

Students in the Teaching Credential program can qualify for most federal and institutional aid.

  • Academic Scholarships
  • Pell Grant
  • Cal Grant (current recipients only)
  • TMC Grant
  • Teacher Ed Departmental Scholarships
  • Work Study
  • Stafford Loans
Academic Scholarship Levels


Cal Grant

Cal Grant recipients can request a one-year extension of their Cal Grant to cover their credentialing expenses. Students who are not currently receiving Cal Grant are not eligible.

Loan Forgiveness Programs

There are a number of loan forgiveness programs available to those going into the teaching profession.
State Program California Student Aid Commission website for more details.
Federal Program Teacher Loan Forgiveness Program - FFEL and Direct Loan Programs
Apply after five (5) consecutive, complete years of full-time teaching

Perkins Loan Forgiveness Perkins Loan forgiveness is available to individuals who have served 12 months in eligible field. Perkins Loan deferment is available during the 12 months of serving leading up to forgiveness.



Kyle Ricedorff, Financial Aid Counselor

(661) 362-2295


Download our Informational Brochure on financial aid for the Teacher Credential Program.

Please contact the Teacher Education Department for specific information on other institutional scholarships.


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