Grants

A grant is a gift aid resource that does not need to be repaid. Eligibility for grants is usually based on need as demonstrated by the FAFSA; however, some grant eligibility also considers academics and/or degree program.

Federal Pell Grant

Eligibility is based on Financial Need as determined by the FAFSA. To learn more about the Pell Grant, please visit studentaid.ed.gov.

The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2012 (Public Law 112-74) reduced the maximum time frame during which a student is eligible to receive a Pell Grant from 18 semesters (or equivalent) to 12 semesters (or equivalent) effective with the 2012-2013 award year. Due to the new lifetime limits some students may not want to accept their Pell Grant funds every award year. For instance, the student may believe they will be eligible for a higher Pell award in a subsequent year or they may plan to transfer to a higher-cost school in a future year. As such, the student may request to either decline or return their Pell Grant within the active award year.

Students may decline all or any portion of a Pell Grant award that has not yet been disbursed. In this case, students must provide schools with signed, written statements that they are declining all or some portion of the Pell Grant award and confirming that they understand that the funds may not be available once the award year ends.

Students may return Pell Grant funds in the same award year in which the funds were disbursed. Students must provide schools with signed, written statements confirming that they are returning the grant funds and that they understand that the funds may not be available once the award year ends. Students must return Pell Grant funds directly to the schools.

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)

Eligibility is based on exceptional Financial Need as determined by the FAFSA. To learn more about FSEOG, please visit studentaid.ed.gov

Cal Grant

This state grant is for California residents only. The amount varies based on the institution the student attends and the grant he or she is awarded. To be considered, students must file their FAFSA and submit a completed GPA Verification Form no later than March 2. For more information on eligibility for the Cal Grant program and the GPA Verification Form process, please visit www.calgrants.org.

CLU Grant

Eligibility is based on Financial Need as determined by filing the FAFSA.

International Grants

International Grants are awarded to International Students based on demonstrated need calculated using the International Financial Aid Application. This application is only available to students who are applying for admission for the 2012-2013 academic year. If a student is awarded an International Grant, the amount remains the same for all years of attendance at CLU. The grant amount DOES NOT increase or decrease. For more information, please contact the Office of Financial Aid.

Access Grants

Access Grants are awarded to AB540 students as part of the admission process. There is no application necessary. There are limited grants available. If awarded a grant, the amount remains the same for all years of attendance at CLU. The grant amount DOES NOT increase or decrease. For more information, please contact the Office of Financial Aid.

Federal Pell Grant

Eligibility is based on Financial Need as determined by the FAFSA. To learn more about the Pell Grant, please visit studentaid.ed.gov.

The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2012 (Public Law 112-74) reduced the maximum time frame during which a student is eligible to receive a Pell Grant from 18 semesters (or equivalent) to 12 semesters (or equivalent) effective with the 2012-2013 award year. Due to the new lifetime limits some students may not want to accept their Pell Grant funds every award year. For instance, the student may believe they will be eligible for a higher Pell award in a subsequent year or they may plan to transfer to a higher-cost school in a future year. As such, the student may request to either decline or return their Pell Grant within the active award year.

Students may decline all or any portion of a Pell Grant award that has not yet been disbursed. In this case, students must provide schools with signed, written statements that they are declining all or some portion of the Pell Grant award and confirming that they understand that the funds may not be available once the award year ends.

Students may return Pell Grant funds in the same award year in which the funds were disbursed. Students must provide schools with signed, written statements confirming that they are returning the grant funds and that they understand that the funds may not be available once the award year ends. Students must return Pell Grant funds directly to the schools.

Cal Grant Teacher Credential Benefits

Cal Grant teacher credential benefits: Students who were awarded Cal Grant A or Cal Grant B as undergraduates AND will be enrolled in only the Teacher Education Program may be eligible for the Cal Grant Extension benefit. Please visit Cal Grants website for more information.

In addition, the FAFSA and Application for Graduate Financial Aid must be completed to be considered for this grant.

Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant

The U.S. Department of Education’s Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant Program provides funds to students who are completing or who plan to complete coursework that is required to begin a career in teaching, and who agree to teach full-time for at least four years at a school serving low-income students and in a high-need field.

At CLU, students in the Special Education Program (Mild/Moderate, Moderate/Severe, and Deaf and Hard of Hearing) are eligible to receive the TEACH Grant beginning with the Fall 2010 semester. At this time, students in other programs are not eligible. Students must also meet certain academic achievement requirements to be initially awarded the grant and then to receive the grant in subsequent terms.

If a student receives a TEACH Grant but does not complete the required four years of teaching service, or fulfill the requirements above within eight years after completion of the program for which the student received the grant, or otherwise cease to be enrolled in the program, all grant funds received will be converted to a Federal Direct Stafford Unsubsidized Loan that must be repaid with interest. In addition, the TEACH Grant can convert into an Federal Direct Stafford Unsubsidized Loan for other reasons.

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The Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant program is subject to across-the-board budget cuts under the sequester law in effect after March 1, 2013. Any reduction in the amount of a TEACH Grant would only apply to awards where the first disbursement was made during the time the sequester is in effect. If you have questions about the TEACH Grant award and how it may be reduced, please contact the Office of Financial Aid.

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