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Cal Grant Teaching Credential Program (TCP)

Eligibility Requirements

Cal Grant A and B recipients who:

  • Received at least one payment in the Cal Grant A or B program as an undergraduate.
  • Have received a bachelor's degree, or completed all required coursework for their bachelor's degree.
  • Are accepted and enrolled in a professional teacher preparation program at a California Commission on Teacher Credentialing approved institution within 15 months of the end of the term for which the recipient last received a Cal Grant payment.
  • Have not received or submitted an application for an initial Teaching Credential, such as a Preliminary or Clear Credential.
  • Maintain financial need for a Cal Grant renewal.

Enrollment Requirements

Enrollment in 12-18 units in coursework required by the State for the credential is required to receive a full Call Grant award. The Cal Grant award will be prorated for three-quarter time (9-11) and half-time (6-8) enrollment. Students enrolled less than half-time (<6 units) are not eligible.

How to Apply

Students must complete a FAFSA and Cal Grant G44 renewal form to apply.

  • Click here for more information about Cal Grant Renewal offered by the California Student Aid Commission (CSAC).


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