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Current Credential Students

Students Interested in pursuing teaching as a career, have chosen a noble profession.  Like all college-bound students, however, they face the obstacle of paying fo their education.  Fortunately, there are many programs that make college more accessible to students who have chosen to embrace this critical need career path.

If your program requires you to be dually enrolled as a credential and masters student, you are considered a graduate student for financial aid purposes; please review this section of the webiste for grdauate students.

 

Eligible Programs

In order to be eligible to receive financial aid for your Credential Program, you must be enrolled in a program that prepares you for teaching in a classroom. 

Programs at CSULB Eligible for Financial Aid:

  • Liberal Studies Integrated Teacher Education Program (ITEP)
  • All Single Subject Credential Programs
  • All Multiple Subject Credential Programs
  • Special Education Credential Program
  • Urban Dual Credential Program
  • Education Specialist Clear Credential (Eligible for Federal Loans only)

The U.S. Department of Education limits aid eligibility for credential programs to those programs that prepare a student for teaching in a classroom.

Non-Eligible Programs

The following programs do not prepare a student for teaching in a classroom setting.  As a result, students enrolled in the following programs are not eligible for financial aid (Federal, State, Institutional Grants, Federal Direct Loans):

  • Preliminary Administrative Services
  • Professional Administrative Services
  • Teacher Librarian Services

The U.S. Department of Education limits aid eligibility for credential programs to those programs that prepare a student for teaching in a classroom.