Financial Assistance

Tuition Estimates & FAFSA Information

Tuition Estimates

First summer session of the program: TEP students are charged $351.00 in tuition per unit up to 12 units, plus $208.52 campus-based fee; students typically pay a total of approximately $4,421.

Three academic quarters (Fall, Winter, and Spring) graduate tuition and campus-based fees for a California resident are approximately $4,518 each academic quarter, for a total of approximately $13,554.

Second summer session of the program: TEP students are charged $351.00 per unit for 6 units (to complete the M.Ed.), plus $208.52 campus-based fee; students typically pay a total of approximately $2,315.

It is estimated that a California resident may pay a total of approximately $20,290 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 latest 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 U.S. citizens and permanent residents interested in financial aid must complete and submit a 2018-2019 FAFSA to receive summer financial aid for 2019, due by June 30, 2019, AND a 2019-2020 FAFSA to receive financial aid for Fall, Winter Spring of the 2019-2020 year. 

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 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 2018-19 and 2019-20 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.

* Pleae note if you receive a Noyce Scholarship you will not be able to get a TEACH grant.

 

5th Year Cal Grant

If you have received a Cal Grant A or B award within 15 months of Fall quarter enrollment within the Teacher Education Program, you are eligible to apply for an additional year of Cal Grant eligibility.  Please submit the G-44 Form directly to the California Student Aid Commission (CSAC) to be considered for this extension after being formally admitted into TEP.  The G-44 Form is available online at: https://www.csac.ca.gov/sites/main/files/file-attachments/g-44_0.pdf

When the form is completed, please mail it to: California Student Aid Commission, Grant Programs Processing, P.O. Box 419028, Rancho Cordova, CA 95741-9028. 

Please note that if you were awarded a Cal Grant Award at another institution, you must complete the School Change process through Webgrants at https://mygrantinfo.csac.ca.gov/ to ensure your extended entitlement is sent to UCSB.  During this process, please use UCSB’s School Code #001320. 

Students seeking to extend their Cal Grant award are required to submit the appropriate FAFSA application for the academic year they will be attending, and maintain sufficient financial need to qualify for a Cal Grant renewal. 

Once your eligibility has been determined, CSAC will send your information to the Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships in order to reassess your financial aid eligibility to include Cal Grant.  This will result in changes to your Financial Aid Award Letter for the academic year. 

If you have any questions, please review the Policies and Procedure section of the G-44 form or contact CSAC directly at (888) 224-7268.

Scholarships for Science and Mathematics Teachers

There are a number of scholarships available to teacher candidates pursuing credentials in mathematics and science.  Please review the CalTeach Financial Support webpage for the list of scholarships.  Applications are due in February 15, 2019.

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 2019 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 eApp (please see each cohort's Application Handbook for details). Students must have also filed both the 2018-19 and 2019-20 FAFSA to be eligible.

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

PRIVATELY FUNDED FELLOWSHIPS AND SCHOLARSHIPS  

Alumni Fellowship

The purpose of the fellowship is to support deserving students in GGSEs Teacher Education Program. Funds are made available through the generosity of gifts made by Alumni from the Teacher Education Program. ESC, MST and SST candidates may apply.

Anne and Harry Scales Scholarship (SBRTA)

Anne Scales, after whom the scholarship was initially named, was a counselor at Santa Barbara High School for 32 years prior to her retirement. Anne felt that it is important for a teacher to have an enthusiasm for life. She believed that teachers should bring a broad base of interests and experiences into the classroom. In an interview she commented that teachers “should not only teach, but also be interested in helping young people.”

The Santa Barbara Retired Teachers Association (SBRTA) will award a scholarship to an SST teacher candidate who has demonstrated excellence in scholarship and leadership as well as financial need. Recipient must be a U.S. citizen and California resident. Nominee will be selected by TEP Leadership and submitted to the SBRTA for approval; nominee will be required to submit additional paperwork. Recipient will be invited to attend a dinner that is hosted by the Santa Barbara Chapter of the California Retired Teachers Association. SST candidates may apply.

Cynthia and Frederick Brinkmann Fellowship

The purpose of the fellowship is to support qualified graduate students in GGSEs Teacher Education Program. Recipients must show academic promise, demonstrated financial need and be pursuing a teaching credential. ESC, MST and SST candidates may apply.

Dr. J Student Teacher Fellowship

The Dr. J Student Teacher Fellowship honors the legacy of Dr. Richard Jamgochian, former Director of the Teacher Education Program (1968-1991). Dr. Jamgochian was an enthusiastic and tireless advocate for teacher education in general and for the UCSB Teacher Education Program in particular. His vision and leadership created a professional community marked by collegiality and commitment to the development of outstanding elementary and secondary school teachers and administrators.

According to Dr. J, teaching involves much more than imparting knowledge. He believed that teachers should see student self-actualization as their greatest goal. He felt that learning should be fun and stimulating and should build on the student’s natural curiosity. He wanted teachers to dignify diversity of thought and expression by considering each students emotional, social, practical, artistic and moral needs. Part of the teachers’ role he believed is to help develop a child’s emotional strength and resilience to be successful in a complex world. He judged teaching to be both a science and an art, and he encouraged teachers to engage in ongoing self-examination and professional development to maintain skills in both endeavors. He also had great admiration for individuals and families that overcame difficulty, and he felt that schools have an important role to play in supporting students and families confronted with adversity.

Fellowship criteria include outstanding promise or potential as an educator and demonstration of financial need. Special circumstances are also considered (eg. overcoming personal illness, physical or learning hardships; caregiver to parents or family members; single parent; etc.).  ESC, MST and SST candidates may apply.

William and Charlene Glikbarg Foundation Fellowship

The primary mission of the William and Charlene Glikbarg foundation is to provide assistance to people whose low income might otherwise preclude their ability to breakout of the cycle of poverty. The foundation is committed to the belief that our system of government can only survive if people with low income have a realistic hope that they can improve their economic status.

Based on the mission of this foundation, applicants must be committed to pursuing teaching in a low income, ethnically diverse community where students often may not complete their high school GED and/or are not historically college bound. Criteria also includes demonstration of financial need and outstanding promise as a professional educator. ESC, MST and SST candidates may apply.

Laura E. Settle Scholarship (CRTA)

The California Retired Teachers Association (CRTA) will award a scholarship to an ESC and/or MST teacher candidate who has demonstrated excellence in scholarship and leadership as well as financial need. Recipient must be a U.S. citizen and California resident. Nominee will be selected by TEP Leadership and submitted to the CRTA for approval; nominee will be required to submit additional paperwork. Recipient will also be invited to attend a dinner that is hosted by the Santa Barbara Chapter of the California Retired Teachers Association.

Marika Ann Critelli Memorial Scholarship

In 1990, then 6th grader Marika Ann Critelli started MAC’s Recycling Service. Prior to curbside recycling in Santa Barbara, Marika taught her clients easy ways to setup household recycling of newspapers, glass, aluminum and plastic. Each weekend she would collect the recycled goods and take them to the recycling center and/or the city dump. She also published a bi-monthly newsletter, sharing with her clients important facts, suggestions and updates about their recycling efforts. Over the six years of running the business, she and her clients recycled 80,000 lbs of newspaper, 40,000 lbs of glass, 7,000 lbs. of aluminum and 3,000 plastic bottles.

This memorial scholarship in honor of Marika is to be awarded to credential candidates in GGSE Teacher Education Program 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. Financial need will also be considered. ESC, MST and SST candidates may apply.

Martha Aldridge Memorial Fund

Also referred to as the Promise Award, will be awarded to MST candidate who has demonstrated outstanding promise in a career in elementary education.

Patty Hopkins-Acos Memorial Fellowship

The Patty Hopkins-Acos Memorial Scholarship honors the legacy of Patty Hopkins-Acos, former supervising instructor in the Teacher Education Program at UCSB.  Patty offered her enthusiastic teaching skills at UCSB between 1976-1978. She would spend the next thirty years sharing her professional knowledge and teaching abilities with a variety of local institutions. Patty placed a priority on reading skills and called upon a variety of methods to help address the needs of the students she taught. To keep her students engaged with learning, Patty would frequently relive her latest adventure. Her adventuresome spirit took her all over the world, and inevitably these experiences cycled back to enhance her teaching and bring a sense of wonder to the classroom.

The Patty Hopkins-Acos Memorial Scholarship will be awarded to an ESC/M.Ed. candidate who demonstrates the professional and personal dedication exemplified by Patty in her career with special needs children. This scholarship is meant to recognize and encourage graduate students who inspire others with their excitement about teaching, compassion, irrepressible energy, courage, integrity and sense of humor. Financial need will also be considered.

Peggy Fredericksen Education Fellowship

Peggy Frederickson received her B.A. in elementary education from UCSB in 1951. Peggy went on to pursue a career teaching elementary school in Santa Barbara and Long Beach before deciding to raise her family fulltime. Peggy passed away in January 2013, and this fellowship fund was created to honor and sustain her memory and passion for K-12 education.

This fellowship is intended to support qualified graduate students in GGSEs Teacher Education Program who demonstrate integrity, scholarship and a professional desire to be a K-12 teacher. MST and SST candidates may apply.

President’s Educator Fellowship (PEF)

UC President Janet Napolitano has established the President’s Educator Fellowships (PEF) to help support students with significant financial need. Recipients shall be enrolled fulltime in a graduate professional degree program and committed to working for California public schools that primarily serve students from low income schools upon completion of the program. ESC, MST, and SST candidates may apply.

Special Education Fellowship

This fellowship has been made possible by a generous endowment by Dick and Peggy Lamb. During her years at UCSB, Peggy Lamb worked as a recreation counselor and teacher at Devereaux schools. She went on to teach in a special day class at Franklin Elementary School in the Santa Barbara School District as well as a resource specialist for the Hope School District. It is the intent of this endowment to support beginning special education teachers who are dedicated to a long-term professional commitment of working directly with students and their families in the school setting.

Applicants must be in good academic standing, both in terms of institutional and state requirements for the ESC and M.Ed. degree in GGSEs Teacher Education Program at UCSB.  Eligible students need to demonstrate a strong desire to teach in special education following graduation. Financial need will also be considered.

Vivian Guerrier Hope Scholarship

This scholarship was created to honor Vivian Guerrier, who died in August 2007, after more than a decade of service to GGSE and, in particular, the Teacher Education Program. Faced with great personal challenges, Vivian was dedicated to serving students and exemplified how one person can truly make a difference in the lives of others. Vivian is remembered as a model of hope to all that knew her. In 2004, her work was recognized as she was awarded the “unsung hero award” – sponsored by UCSB Professional Women’s Association. Through the “Hope” Scholarship we want to recognize and encourage students who persevere in spite of hardships to accomplish their vision and who inspire others with their courage and integrity.

The “Hope” Scholarship will be awarded to the credential candidate who demonstrates a sense of personal courage in overcoming adversity and challenge, as well as a commitment to bring hope to others. ESC, MST and SST candidates may apply.

Lubchenco/Gaines Fellowship

Purpose of the Lubchenco/Gaines fellowship is to support qualified graduate students enrolled in the Single Subject credential program studying to receive a credential in biology. Recipients must show academic promise and demonstrated financial need. Open to SST Science: Biology students only.

Dr. Sabrina Tuyay Memorial Fellowship

For twelve years Dr. Sabrina Tuyay taught the Literacy/Language Arts Methods and Procedures courses in the MST and ESC programs at UCSB.  In October 2004, Dr. Tuyay was honored as the first recipient of the GGSE Distinguished Alumni Award for Excellence in Teaching.  Sabrina believed that students need teachers who are critical thinkers, risk takers and leaders who are willing to push boundaries and purse the possibilities.

This memorial fellowship was established in her name to support MST and ESC teacher candidates who have exceptional promise as future professional educators and have demonstrated financial need; and who have shown a commitment to providing thoughtful instruction in literacy and English language arts and/or are committed to teaching students who are English language learners.  ESC and MST candidates may apply.