special student groups
Bayramian Hall, first floor
(west of the Oviatt Library)
Monday and Thursday, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Tuesday and Wednesday, 10 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
Friday, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Counseling Hours
Monday: 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Tuesday and Wednesday: 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
A referral slip is required from the first-floor financial aid window. Visits with a financial aid counselor are limited to 15 minutes. Please have your questions ready.
Please be in line at least 30 minutes before closing; hours are subject to change.
Credential Students and Undergraduate Blended Programs
Students enrolled in a teaching credential certificate program or in a blended undergraduate degree/credential program may be considered for the following types of aid: the Pell Grant, State University Grant, Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, scholarships, work-study and federal direct Stafford loans.
The amount and type of aid available is determined by information provided on the FAFSA, availability of state and institutional funds, student enrollment and all other applicable eligibility requirements for financial aid.
To receive a federal Pell Grant, you must be pursuing your first credential and remain enrolled in at least six units of credential coursework required for completion. If you are not enrolled in and maintain six units of required credential coursework, your federal Pell Grant will be canceled and you may be billed for funds you received. The Financial Aid & Scholarship Department will review your class enrollment prior to releasing funds. This process may delay your disbursement.
If you're enrolled in a teaching credential program, you may qualify to participate in one of the loan forgiveness programs listed below:
Stafford Loan Forgiveness Program for Teachers: A loan forgiveness program offered by the federal government and administered by the Department of Education.
Loan Forgiveness for Public Service Employees: A loan forgiveness program offered by the federal government and administered by the Department of Education
Common FAFSA errors for Credential Students
To avoid some of the common FAFSA errors that credential students make, please be sure to answer the following FAFSA questions as indicated below:
When you begin the 2014-2015 school year, what will be your grade level?
5th year/other undergraduate.
When you begin the 2014-2015 school year, what degree or certificate will you be working on?
Teaching credential (non-degree program).
At the beginning of the 2014-2015 school year, will you be working on a master's or doctorate program (such as an MA, MBA, MD, JD, Phd, EdD, graduate certificate, etc.)?