Financial Aid and Scholarships

Current Credential Students

Stay on top of your financial aid by keeping informed.

Students must re-apply for need-based financial aid each academic year. Make sure you read the information provided under How to Apply and Keeping Your Aid.

It is important that you re-apply for financial aid on time and meet our deadlines. Make sure to submit your financial aid application for next year by March 2 so you'll receive priority consideration for all sources of aid.    Students who submit application materials past the deadlines risk losing eligibility for Cal Poly Pomona institutional financial aid as well as certain California State aid programs..

Our office is here to help you. We especially encourage you to speak with a financial aid counselor if:

  • you have a change in financial circumstance
  • you are planning to change your housing plans
  • you plan to enroll less than full-time
  • you plan to take classes outside of the required Credential courses
  • you plan to enroll in a Graduate Degree program

Program Eligibility

In order to be eligible to receive financial aid for your Credential Program, you must be enrolled in a program that prepares you for teaching in a classroom.  

Programs at Cal Poly Pomona Eligible for Financial Aid: 

  • All Single Subject Credential Programs 
  • All Multiple Subject Credential Programs 
  • Intern Credential Program 
  • Preliminary Education Specialist Credential (Mild/Moderate Disabilities) 
  • Preliminary Education Specialist Credential (Moderate/Severe Disabilities) 
  • Adapted Physical Education Added Authorization (if taken concurrently with a basic credential program) 
  • Bilingual Authorization (if taken concurrently with a Single or Multiple Subject Credential program) 

The following Added Authorizations are only eligible for federal loans (if taken after possessing an initial California State Credential): 

  • Adapted Physical Education Added Authorization 
  • Bilingual Authorization 

 

The U.S. Department of Education limits aid eligibility for credential programs to those programs that prepare a student for teaching in a classroom. 

The following programs do not prepare a student for teaching in a classroom setting.  As a result, students enrolled in the following programs are not eligible for financial aid (Federal, State, Institutional Grants, Federal Direct Loans): 

  • Administrative Services Credential 
  • Agriculture Specialist Credential 
  • Reading and Literacy Added Authorization 

The U.S. Department of Education limits aid eligibility for credential programs to those programs that prepare a student for teaching in a classroom. 

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