Financial Aid

Financial Aid Resources

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

University of California, Santa Cruz Federal School Code: 001321

Funding Your Graduate Education 

UCSC Financial Aid Office

     Financial Aid  MA/C Brochure 

Golden State Teacher Grant, California Student Aid Commission

  • The Golden State Teacher Grant (GSTG) Program awards up to $20,000 to students currently enrolled in a professional preparation program approved by the Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) and working towards earning their preliminary teaching or pupil personnel services credential.
  • Students must:
    • Complete their program and obtain their credential within 6 years from the date their initial GSTG payments are mailed to their institution.
    • Commit to work at either a priority school or a California preschool program for 4 years within 8 years of completing their program.

TEACH Grant Program [PDF]*

CAL Grant Extension

Graduate Scholarships - Fellowships

Cal Teach - If you are a STEM major who participated in Cal Teach at UCSC, make sure you also apply to the Noyce Scholarship and Bruce FellowshipNoyce Scholarship information here and Bruce Fellowship information here

University of California, Santa Cruz, Graduation Divison Financial Aid Information.

LIFT (Latinx Initiative for Future Teachers). Accepted applicants can apply for $2000 LIFT scholarships. All applicants are welcome to apply for application test reimbursements.  


Education Department Scholarship Opportunities for MA/Credential Program Students