Federal Grants

Federal Pell Grant

Pell Grants are variable for undergraduates based on family contribution. The maximum Pell Grant for 2016-2017 is $5,815.  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.

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG)

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.

Federal Teach Grant/Loan

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.