There are many grant opportunities available to undergraduate and graduate students. Grants are gift assistance to students to pay educational expenses, with no obligation for monetary repayment. Some grants are based on financial need, others are based on academic achievement or merit, and some require a combination of criteria. Each grant has its own fulfillment criteria, application requirements and deadlines.
Some of the grants available include the following:
The Federal Pell Grant provides funds to eligible undergraduate and Teacher Credential students pursuing a first bachelor's degree or teaching credential. Pell Grants are awarded to eligible students without regard to priority filing date. The Pell Grant amount is based on your EFC and full-time enrollment for the academic school year. Pell Grant awards are reduced if you enroll in less than 12 units per quarter, including Summer.
|Enrollment status||Full Time||3/4 Time||Half Time||Less than Half Time|
|Number of Units||12 or more units||9 - 11.99 units||6 - 8.99 units||Less than 6 units|
Regulations effective July 1, 2012 limit the receipt of a Pell Grant to a lifetime limit of up to 6 full-time years (600%). This includes community colleges, vocational schools and four year public and private universities. This limit will be tracked by the U.S. Department of Education.
Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grants are awarded to eligible undergraduate Pell Grant recipients with exceptional need. Grant amounts are based on annual funding and priority is given to eligible full-time, first year students who apply for aid by March 2nd.
Eligible full-time undergraduates admitted through the Educational Opportunity Program may receive EOP Grant funds. Students with EOP admission questions may contact Student Academic Services at (510) 885-3751.
State University Grants, for California residents, pay the mandatory state university tuition fee for eligible Cal State East Bay undergraduate, graduate and teacher credential students. The grant pays to students who are enrolled in 7 or more units. Students with other registration fee payment resources, including fee scholarships, fee waivers, Cal Grant (fees) and Vocational Rehabilitation, and students who do not pay the State University Fee are not eligible to receive SUG. Students must notify the Office of Financial Aid if registration fees are paid by any third party. Grants are based on need and annual funding, and priority is given to eligible students applying by March 2nd.
Certain units, including advanced placement, international baccalaureate, military credit, and pre-baccalaureate credit and credit by examination will not count against these new SUG limits.
New Cal Grant applicants must complete both the FAFSA and a Grade Point Average (GPA) Verification Form. The California Student Aid Commission (CSAC) must receive GPA verifications for new Cal Grant "A" and "B" students by March 2nd. Cal Grant "A" pays the mandatory state university tuition fee for eligible undergraduates and for some teacher credential students. Cal Grant "B" provides access funds for new undergraduate recipients and subsistence plus state university fee payment for eligible continuing and some teacher credential students. Cal Grant awards are not available during Summer Quarter at CSUEB. Payment are reduced when students do not enroll full time (12 units), and are not available for lower than 6 units of enrollment.
New Cal Grant recipients receive award notices directly from CSAC. Continuing students may receive estimated Cal Grant awards on their Financial Aid Offer Letters. These renewal awards are based on previous receipt of Cal Grant at Cal State East Bay and are subject to verification by CSAC. Please let us know if you have withdrawn from any Cal Grant program at another institution. If you received a Cal Grant at another institution, you must notify CSAC using WebGrants 4 Students (WGS). You should also notify the Office of Financial Aid at Cal State East Bay. If you are entering our teacher credential program and have a Cal Grant "A" or "B", you should contact the Office of Financial Aid for a Request for Cal Grant Teaching Credential Program Benefits form.
Students with another registration fee payment resource, including fee scholarships, fee waivers, State University Grant, and Vocational Rehabilitation, and students who do not pay the State University Fee are not eligible to receive fee payment from a Cal Grant. Students must notify the Office of Financial Aid if registration fees are paid by any third party.
The Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant provides up to $4,000 per year to students who intend to teach in a public or private elementary or secondary school that serves students from low-income families.Eligible teacher credential students may be awarded after they sign an Agreement to Serve on ED’s TEACH Grant website at http://teach-ats.ed.gov. If you do not complete your service obligation, all TEACH Grant funds you received will be converted to a Federal Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loan. You must then repay this loan to the U.S. Department of Education (ED), with interest charged from the date the TEACH Grant was disbursed (paid out).
A student whose parent or guardian was a member of the U.S. Armed Forces and died as a result of service performed in Iraq or Afghanistan after September 11, 2001 may be eligible to receive the Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant. Must be ineligible for a Federal Pell Grant due only to having less financial need than is required to receive Pell funds, be under 24 years old or enrolled in college at least part-time at the time of the parent’s or guardian’s death.
California State University, East Bay offers numerous forms of financial support for current graduate students. The Academic Programs and Graduate Studies (APGS) Student Services office coordinates the many programs which provide financial resources and educational opportunities in support of your graduate education.
Applications due 5:00 PM, Friday, June 2nd, 2017. Please submit all application materials to SA 4500 by the 5:00 pm deadline.
The Graduate Equity Fellowship Program seeks to increase the diversity of students completing graduate degree programs at Cal State East Bay, encourages continuation towards doctoral programs, and promotes consideration of university faculty careers. It provides fellowships for Cal State East Bay students with educationally or economically disadvantaged backgrounds who have had success in overcoming these disadvantages. Graduate Equity Fellowships are grants ranging from $500 to $2000 per year.
To apply for a Graduate Equity Fellowship, you must meet the following conditions:
For information about the program and an application form, please download the information sheet and application. Questions should be directed to Academic Programs and Graduate Studies at email@example.com.
All materials must be turned in by the June 2nd application deadline to the Academic Programs and Graduate Studies (APGS) Office, SA 4500, on the Hayward Campus.
Application Deadline: Applications due by 5:00 PM, Friday, February 17th, 2017.
Submit all application materials to the Office of Academic Programs and Graduate Studies, SA 4500.
Through the Chancellor's Doctoral Incentive Program (CDIP), the California State University (CSU) provides financial assistance in the form of a student loan to a limited number of individuals pursuing doctoral degrees. The program seeks to provide loans to doctoral students who are interested in applying and competing for CSU instructional faculty positions after completion of the doctoral degree. The program is designed to increase the diversity of persons qualified to fill instructional faculty position in the CSU.
Through the Doctoral Incentive Program, students may borrow up to $10,000 per year (up to a total of $30,000 within a five-year period). Students who complete their doctoral studies and teach in the CSU system as full-time faculty members will have their loans forgiven at the rate of twenty percent for each year of teaching; those who do not obtain a CSU faculty position are required to repay the loan at an interest rate comparable to other graduate student loans. Employment at a CSU campus, however, is not guaranteed. Applicants are not required to be accepted into a doctoral program at the time of applying but must enroll in Fall 2017 to receive the award.
Appointments are available for faculty and students with questions about the program. Please call APGS at (510) 885-3716 to schedule an appointment.
Please note: California State University, East Bay applicants must turn in all materials to the APGS Student Services office by 5:00 pm, February 17th, 2017.
The California Pre-Doctoral Program, jointly developed by the California State University and the University of California, seeks to increase the pool of potential California State University faculty by supporting the doctoral aspirations of economically and educationally disadvantaged students. This program provides students with $3,000 to explore and prepare to succeed in doctoral studies through faculty mentoring, scholarly and research opportunities, travel to visit doctoral-granting institutions, membership in professional associations, and attendance at professional conferences.
More information about this program is available on the CSU Chancellors Office website or attend our information sessions on:
CSU juniors, seniors, or graduate students who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents are eligible to apply. You must be unrolled at CSUEB as of Spring 2017, and also be enrolled for at least two quarters of the academic year 2017-2018.
Applicants will be selected on the basis of three major criteria: the potential for success in completing a doctoral program, probable effectiveness of the student/faculty plan, and level of economic and educational disadvantage. Applicants work with a faculty sponsor to develop an overall plan, which will ultimately lead to enrollment in graduate school. The program provides an opportunity for summer internships and funds for travel and other related activities.
1. Seek a CSUEB faculty sponsor.
2. In collaboration with your faculty sponsor, develop a 'Faculty Sponsor/Student Plan' for the funded activities you will engage in to prepare for entering a doctoral program.
3.Complete and submit the 2017-18 Sally Casanova Scholarship application.
Completed applications will be composed of the application, three essay questions, transcripts, budget, and faculty letter of recommendation (all submitted online).
Appointments are available for faculty and students with questions about the program. Please call APGS at (510) 885-3716 or email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or to schedule an appointment. Students interested in applying should make an appointment to review their application prior to submission.
All materials must be submitted by the CSUEB application deadline in February. Your application will be reviewed, and feedback provided. Once any changes have been made, the amended application will be forwarded by APGS to the CSU Chancellor's Office.
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The 2016 CSUEB delegation to the CSU Student Research Competition will be organized by the CSUEB Center for Student Research, which will hold a series of workshops throughout the year to prepare all interested East Bay students for the competition. Please contact the Center for Student Research at email@example.com for more information.
The annual California State University Student Research Competition, which is held each spring at a California State University, provides undergraduate and graduate students with the opportunity to showcase a recently completed research project and to represent Cal State East Bay. This system-wide competition showcases outstanding research conducted by California State University (CSU) students in the full range of academic programs offered on the 23 campuses that comprise the CSU system.
Cash prizes are awarded for the most outstanding presentations. There are first and second place winners in both undergraduate and graduate categories.
Undergraduate or graduate students currently enrolled at Cal State East Bay, as well as alumni/alumnae who received their degrees in spring, summer, or fall 2015, are eligible and encouraged to apply. Travel expenses for the ten-member team of Cal State East Bay will be covered by the university.
Please contact the Center for Student Research at firstname.lastname@example.org or (510) 885-4212 for more information.