Any student may apply for financial aid. Financial aid may include grants (such as Federal Pell Grants or State University Grants) or loans. Your financial add may be limited to 60 units. If you register for two split terms (1A/1B and 2A/2B), you will exceed 60 units and may not be able to receive financial aid. Contact your Regional Director to decide which options are best for you.
To apply for financial aid, go to the Federal Student Aid Program and complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
You do not have to wait until you have applied to our program. Apply for FAFSA as soon as you decide you are going to apply.
When applying for financial aid, there are specific questions that most often cause a delay in awarding financial aid. Below are the questions that you will see on the FAFSA application. Be sure to answer the following questions according to the instructions below:
FAFSA Student Eligibility Question: When you begin the school year, what will be your grade level? Students should select "5th yr./other undergraduate". This response is critical to establishing eligibility for a Federal Pell Grant.
FAFSA Student Eligibility Question: When you begin the school year, what degree or certificate will you be working on? Students should select "Teaching degree program (nondegree program)".
FAFSA School Selection Question: Students must enter the federal school code for the CSU campus and regional center that serves the school or school district in which they are employed or where they live. Review the list below to determine the federal school code for your region.
North/Central Regional Center (CSU, Fresno - Code: 001147)
If your teaching assignment or home is in any of the following counties, you will be assigned to the North/Central Regional Center located on the CSU Fresno campus: Alpine, Amador, Butte, Calaveras, Colusa, Contra Costa, Del Norte, El Dorado, Fresno, Glenn, Humboldt, Inyo, Kern, Kings, Lake, Lassen, Madera, Marin, Mariposa, Mendocino, Merced, Modoc, Mono, Napa,Nevada, Placer, Plumas, Sacramento, San Francisco, San Joaquin, San Luis Obispo, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Shasta, Sierra, Siskiyou, Solano, Sonoma, Stanislaus, Sutter, Tehama, Trinity, Tulare, Tuolumne, Yolo, and Yuba.
Southern Regional Center (CSU, Los Angeles - Code: 001140)
You will be assigned to the Southern Regional Center located on the CSU Los Angeles campus, if you are employed in a teaching position or live in Alameda, Imperial, , Los Angeles, Monterey, Orange, Riverside, San Benito, San Bernardino, or San Diego County, Santa Barbara or Ventura.
Applicants who wish to use a federal loan to pay their CalStateTEACH fees should follow this procedure:
Note: Some campuses will deduct your CalStateTEACH fees from your disbursement and send them directly to the program.