Financial Aid and Scholarships

Prospective Credential Students

Students interested in pursuing teaching as a career are choosing a noble profession. Like all college-bound students, however, they face the obstacle of paying for their education. Fortunately, there are many programs that make college more accessible to students who have chosen to embrace this critical need career path. 

If your program requires you to be dually enrolled as a credential and masters student, you are considered a graduate student for financial aid purposes; please review the sections of this site for Graduate students.     

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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