Financial Assistance

Tuition Estimates & FAFSA Information

Tuition Estimates

First summer session of the program: TEP students are charged $338.67 in tuition per unit up to 12 units, plus $153.48 campus-based fee; students typically pay a total of approximately $4,218.

Three academic quarters (Fall, Winter, and Spring) graduate tuition and campus-based fees for a California resident are approximately $4,331 each academic quarter, for a total of approximately $12,993.

Second summer session of the program: TEP students are charged $338.67 per unit for 6 units (to complete the M.Ed.), plus $153.48 campus-based fee; students typically pay a total of approximately $2,186.

It is estimated that a California resident may pay a total of approximately $19,397 in tuition and campus-based fees as a graduate student to complete the two summer sessions and three academic quarters of the TEP.

Please be aware these are estimates in tuition based on the 2013-14 fee charts, other fees may apply once students start the program. Please review the Academic Quarter Fee Chart and Summer Session Fees & Billing webpages for the most updated details on UCSB tuition and fees.

Note: the estimates above do not include Student Health Gaucho Health Insurance (GHI) charges. All registered UCSB students are automatically enrolled in GHI. This fee is billed as part of students' tuition and campus-based fees. Students can waive enrollment with proof of comparable insurance and receive a refund for the GHI fee. Waivers must be filed by the Student Health deadlines. Please review the Student Health GHI webpage for more details. 

Note: the estimates above do not include the GGSE Student Technology Fee (STF). The STF is assessed to GGSE undergraduate and graduate students, and is charged automatically to students’ BARC accounts during the 3rd week of each academic quarter. Please review the GGSE Student Technology Fee webpage for more details.

Note: the estimates above do not include the state mandated Teacher Performance Assessment fee which is required for licensure and completed while in the program. The estimated cost of the Teacher Performance Assessment is $350. 

FAFSA Information for Prospective Students

All applicants interested in financial aid must file both of the following Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) applications: 

2013-14 FAFSA application by March 2, 2014 and

2014-15 FAFSA application by June 30, 2014.

In order for the UCSB Financial Aid office to process your applications, the following questions on both FAFSA's should be answered as follows:

Student’s Grade Level in College:  1st yr. Graduate/Professional Degree

Type of Degree/Certificate:  Graduate/Professional Degree

Working on Master’s or Doctorate?:  Yes

School Code:  001320

Once new students submit their Statement of Intent to Register (SIR) with a "Yes" answer, the TEP will create a list identifying the new students for the UCSB Financial Aid office TEP Advisor. This advisor will create summer & academic year (fall-winter-spring) federal financial aid packages and award letters for new TEP students. Summer 2014 award letters are posted to new students' UCSB My Aid Status accounts in May.

Available Financial Assistance

There are three kinds of financial assistance sources available to support students in the TEP:

(1) Federal Grants, Scholarships, and Loans

(2) Program Block Grants

(3) Privately funded Fellowships and Scholarships

Federal

TEACH Grant

The TEACH Grant is administered by the UCSB Financial Aid office. Students that meet all of the requirements for this grant will apply during their first summer session. Please review the TEACH Grant Federal Student Aid webpage for the full requirements and more information. Questions can be directed to the UCSB Financial Aid office TEACH Grant advisor.

The U.S. Department of Education TEACH Grant Program provides grants of up to $4,000 a year to students who are completing or plan to complete course work needed to begin a career in teaching. As a condition for receiving a TEACH Grant, you must sign a TEACH Grant Agreement to Serve in which you agree to (among other requirements) teach:

♦ in a high-need field
♦ at an elementary school, secondary school, or educational service agency that serves students from low-income families
♦ for at least four complete academic years within eight years after completing (or ceasing enrollment in) the course of study for which you received the grant.

Some of the requirements to receive a TEACH Grant include:

♦ Completing both the 2013-2014 and 2014-15 FAFSA's.
♦ Meeting certain academic achievement requirements; generally, scoring above the 75th percentile on one or more portions of a college admissions test, i.e., SAT, ACT, GRE; or, maintaining a cumulative GPA of at least 3.25.
♦ Teaching in a high-need field:
  • Nation-wide high-need fields are Special Education, Math, Science, World Language.
  • California high-need fields are English, History/Social Science.

5th Year Cal Grant Teaching Credential Benefits

The 5th Year Cal Grant Teaching Credential Benefit program is administered by the UCSB Financial Aid office. Please review the CA Student Aid Commission web page to download the G-44 form for more information. Questions can be directed to the UCSB Financial Aid office TEP advisor.

Students that received undergraduate Cal Grant A and B recipients who are accepted into and enroll in TEP after they receive their bachelor's degree may be eligible to renew their Cal Grant award for an additional year. The additional year of payment is provided to students who are seeking an initial teaching credential and cannot be used for other graduate level courses of study.

To be eligible for 5th Year Cal Grant benefits, TEP students must have:
♦ Received at least one payment in the Cal Grant A or B program as an undergraduate.
♦ Received a bachelor’s degree, or on track to complete all required coursework for their bachelor's degree during Spring 2014.
♦ Been accepted into and enroll in TEP within 15 months of the end of the term for which the recipient last received a Cal Grant payment (for Academic Year 2014-15, the last eligible term is Spring semester/quarter 2013).
♦ Not received or submitted a prior application for a CA Preliminary or Clear Teaching Credential.
♦ Maintained financial need for a 5th year Cal Grant renewal.

Eligible students should apply for 5th Year Cal Grant benefits as soon as possible after being formally accepted into TEP by UCSB's Graduate Division. Eligible students are required to file both the 2013-2014 and 2014-15 FAFSA's, and the G-44 form. 

CTPSE Noyce Teacher Scholarship

The CTPSE Noyce Teacher Scholarship provides up to $20,000 for up to six students pursuing a single subject credential in chemistry or physics in TEP. Students who were CTPSE Noyce Interns as UCSB undergraduates receive priority consideration for this award. Please review the CalTeach Financial Support webpage for details and the application for this SST science scholarship. The application is due February 28, 2014.

Office of Special Education Grant

The federal Office of Special Education Programs grant provides students pursuing an education specialist (ESC) credential financial support that helps cover up to 75% of students' tuition & fee costs in TEP. ESC students who are U.S. Citizens or Permanent Residents qualify for this grant. Questions can be directed to the ESC cohort coordinator.

In exchange for the grant, after graduation, students must teach for two years in a full-time** teaching position related to students with moderate/severe disabilities.

Qualifitying teaching positions include:

(a) special educaiton teacher, inclusion/program specialist

(b) special education teacher's aide/paraprofessional

(c) school/district or outside agency education intervention or behavior specialist

The grace period for acquiring employment in such a position is five years. If not employed by year five, the scholarship reverts to a loan with repayments pro-rated to reflect any partial teaching service.

**The service obligation period of two years applies to full time work, therefore, a part-time position (20 hours/50%) would take four years.

Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan

The Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan program is administered by the UCSB Financial Aid office. Please review the UCSB Financial Aid Office Graduate Loans, the Unsubsidized Loans Federal Student Aid, and the Teacher Loan Forgiveness Federal Student Aid webpages for more information. Questions can be directed to the UCSB Financial Aid office TEP advisor.

This loan has low interest rates and does not require credit checks or collateral. Students pay all the interest, although they can have the interest payments deferred until after graduation by capitalizing the interest. This adds the interest payments to the loan balance, increasing the size and cost of the loan. The UCSB Financial Aid office determines the amount students can borrow. The annual maximum per academic year that a student may borrow is $20,500.

This loan is eligible for the Teacher Loan Forgiveness program. Under this program, if you teach full-time for five complete and consecutive academic years in certain elementary and secondary schools and educational service agencies that serve low-income families, and meet other qualifications, you may be eligible for forgiveness of up to a combined total of $17,500 on your Direct Unsubsidized Loan.  

Graduate PLUS Loan

The Graduate PLUS Loan program is administered by the UCSB Financial Aid office. Please review the UCSB Financial Aid Office Graduate Loans and the PLUS Loan Federal Student Aid webpages for more information. Questions can be directed to the UCSB Financial Aid office TEP advisor.

Federal legislation permits graduate students to borrow through the PLUS (Parent Loans for Undergraduate Students) Loan program. The Graduate PLUS Loan allows graduate students to borrow up to the full cost of education minus other Financial Aid received. A credit check will be performed during the application process. If you have an adverse credit history, you may still receive a Direct PLUS Loan by obtaining an endorser who does not have an adverse credit history.

Program

Block Grants

Block Grants are need-based and administered by the TEP. For Fall 2014 grant distribution consideration, students must have included a Financial Aid statement in their "Personal Achievements/Contributions" essay section, as part of the application essays and materials uploaded to their online E-App (please see each cohort's Application Handbook for details). Students must have also filed both the 2013-2014 and 2014-15 FAFSA to be eligible.

The amount awarded to students varies each year depending on the number of applicants; for applicants to the 2013-14 cohort, the range was from $2,000 to $6,000.

PRIVATELY FUNDED FELLOWSHIPS AND SCHOLARSHIPS  

Each scholarship selection committee is composed of a balance of faculty/instructors, former recipients of a particular scholarship, and donors. Fellowship & scholarship announcements (including specific application requirements, items to address in the application essay, and application deadlines) are emailed to all students starting fall quarter of each academic year by the faculty scholarship coordinator.

Chart of Privately Funded Fellowships & Scholarships

Name of Award Award Amount Award Criteria
Dean's Ambassador Circle

$2000

(Up to 2 available)

ESC, MST, SST candidates may apply.
Criteria includes demonstration of merit, ideals, professionalism.
Glikbarg Family $5000

(2 available)

ESC, MST, SST candidates may apply.
Applicants must be committed to pursue teaching in a low-income, ethnically diverse community where students may not complete their high school GED and/or are not historically college-bound, and where dedicated teaching can positively affect the future for disadvantaged students.
Financial need.
Outstanding promise.
Vivian Guerrier HOPE $1000

(Up to 2 awards)

ESC, MST, SST candidates may apply.
Criteria includes personal courage in overcoming adversity and challenge, as well as a commitment to bring hope to others.
Dr. J. Student Teacher  $1500-2000

(Up to 10 available)

ESC, MST, SST candidates may apply.
Criteria includes outstanding promise as an educator and financial need. Special circumstances are also considered (e.g., single parent, health challenges, etc.).
Dr. Sabrina Tuyay Memorial $1500

(one available)

MST or ESC candidates enrolled in ED LA 320 may apply.
Criteria includes merit and demonstration of outstanding & exceptional promise in terms of teaching Language Arts. Special circumstances are also considered.
Lamb Family  $1500

(one available)

ESC candidates with an M.Ed. objective may apply.
Demonstrate commitment to teach in schools.
Laura E. Settle  $2000

(one available)

ESC and MST candidates may apply.
The Laura E. Settle Scholarship is awarded to an ESC and/or MST teacher candidate who has demonstrated excellence in scholarship and leadership.
Recipients must be US citizens.
Recipient will be invited to attend a dinner in May that is hosted by the Santa Barbara chapter of the California Retired Teachers Association.
Anne Scales  $2000

(one available)

SST candidates may apply.
The Anne Scales Scholarship is awarded to an SST teacher candidate who has demonstrated excellence in scholarship and leadership.
Recipient must be a US citizen.
Recipient will be invited to attend a dinner in May that is hosted by the Santa Barbara chapter of the California Retired Teachers Association.
Hopkins-Acos $1000

(one available)

ESC candidates with an M.Ed. objective may apply.
Demonstrate commitment to teach in schools.
Agent of Change  $1000

(one available)

ESC, MST, SST candidates may apply.
Demonstrated commitment to support GLBT (Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender) issues. This fellowship is personally funded by a 2004 graduate of the SST English credential program, David Baca, who now teaches in LAUSD.
AAUW- Dr. Lynne Cavazos $1000

(several available)

ESC, MST, and SST female credential candidates who are completing their M.Ed. degree in summer session, as well as graduates who are returning to complete the M.Ed. degree, are eligible to apply.
This scholarship is available for women only who are completing their M.Ed degree in the summer and who have not received any of the other privately funded scholarships or fellowships (Block Grants do not exempt applicants, only those that are privately funded).
The award is designed to support the completion of the degree and therefore can be spent on tuition, fees, housing, etc.
Priority will be given to applicants whose work has demonstrated a commitment to the mission of AAUW: equity for all women and girls, lifelong education and positive societal change.
Letter of Support from M.Ed. faculty is part of the application for this scholarship.
Marika Ann Critelli Memorial Scholarship up to $3000

(up to 3 awards)

ESC, MST, and SST credential candidates are eligible to apply.
This scholarship is to be awarded to applicants in TEP who have shown a commitment to providing community service – either through their own efforts and/or by providing opportunities for K12 students to engage in activities that benefit either local or global communities of people.

The Hearst Foundation Fellowship

$5,000 The Hearst Foundation Scholarship provides $5,000 each to up to five students pursuing a single subject credential in mathematics or science. Please review the CalTeach Financial Support webpage for details and the application for this SST math/science scholarship. The application is due February 28, 2014.

The Alice Tweed Tuohy Foundation Scholarship

up to $10,000 The Alice Tweed Tuohy Foundation provides up to two $10,000 Tuohy Scholarships to outstanding science or mathematics single subject credential candidates. Please review the CalTeach Financial Support webpage for details and the application for this SST math/science scholarship. The application is due February 28, 2014.