The maximum Pell Grant an eligible student may receive is 12 (full-time) semesters or six years (600%). Visit the NSLDS website to determine the percentage of Pell Grant you have received. To learn more: Federal Pell Grant. Change effective beginning Fall 2012 forward.
State University Grant (SUG):
The following changes are effective as of Fall 2013:
- Students pursuing a 2nd Bachelor's degree, 2nd Credential, or 2nd Master's degree are not eligible to receive the State University Grant
- A student's lifetime eligibility for SUG will have a unit cap based on the number of units required to graduate in their declared major
- A student will no longer be eligible for the State University Grant once the unit cap is reached
|Units||SUG Capped at|
|Undegraduate Degree Requires:||120 Units||-|
|Undergrad Transfer Units:||less than 75 Units transferred||150 Units (Transfer + CSU units)|
|Undergrad Transfer Units:||more than 75 transferred||75 Units (at CSU)|
|Masters||SUG Capped at|
|Graduate Degree Requires:||Units vary by degree||125%* of units required for degree|
|* Includes all prior master's degree objectives (including Extended Ed) & graduate transfer Units|
|Prior Degree:2nd BA,2nd MA, 2nd Credential||Not Eligible||Not Eligible|
Earned units for grades D- or above are counted when determining unit cap for SUG
- All Direct Loans disbursed after 7/1/2013 will have a loan origination fee of 1.051% of the principle amount borrowed.
- Direct Subsidized Loans disbursed on or after July 1, 2012 and before July 1, 2014 will no longer have the interest subsidy applied to the six-month grace period and interest will accrue once you leave school, drop below half-time or graduate. You do not have to make payments during the grace period (unless you choose to) but the interest will be added (capitalize) to the principle amount of your Subsidized Loan when the grace period ends. Change effective July 1, 2012 forward.
- Graduate and Professional students are no longer eligible to receive subsidized loans. However, graduate or professional students may still qualify for up to $20,500 in unsubsidized loans each year. To learn more: Federal Direct Loans. Change effective July 1, 2012 forward.