UC Santa Cruz Grants
UC Santa Cruz Grants for undergraduate students are funded by the University of California and are offered based on financial need. Students must meet application deadlines to be considered for grants. Other UC grants include grants under the Blue and Gold Opportunity Plan for students whose family total income is less than $80,000 and the UC Tuition Grant for students whose family income is less than $120,000. Under the Blue and Gold Plan, students are guaranteed to receive enough gift aid from all sources to cover UC tuition and fees. The UC Tuition Grant covers part of the tuition increase for qualified students.
Pell Grants are variable for undergraduates based on family contribution. The maximum Pell Grant for 2012-2013 is $5,550. Awards are adjusted for students enrolled in less than 12 credits in a term.
Adjustments are made for part-time enrollment after the add/drop deadline for each term as follows: 3/4 grant for 9-11 credits; 1/2 grant for 6-8 credits; 1/4 grant for enrollment in less than 6 credits for some students and zero for others.
Cal Grant A and Cal Grant B are awarded by the California Student Aid Commission to California residents who meet eligibility requirements and who demonstrate financial need and academic achievement. In addition to submitting a FAFSA before March 2nd every year, first time applicants must also complete and submit the Cal Grant GPA Verification Form no later than March 2nd (postmarked deadline). Cal Grant A and B awards pay UC Tuition and Student Services Fees. See the UCSC Registrar's fee schedule to determine the grant amount. Cal Grant B Access awards are $1,473. Graduate students in the MA Education program who received a Cal Grant as an undergraduate student may apply for a 5th year of benefits. See applying for more information.
SEOG is awarded to undergraduate students who demonstrate significant financial need. These grants supplement the UC Santa Cruz Grant program. Students must meet application deadlines to be considered for this grant.
Graduate MA Education students who meet eligibility criteria may apply for a Federal Teach Grant/Loan. The fact sheet provides more information - click on the link for this grant. In exchange for receiving this grant, you must sign an Agreement to Serve. This grant converts to a loan with retroactive interest if the Service Agreement is not fulfilled.
Please Note: New grants in the program are on hold due to federal fund sequestration