A grant is financial aid that does not need to be repaid. Total aid awarded in loans, grants, and scholarships may not exceed a student's total Cost of Attendance.
Pepperdine Graduate School of Education and Psychology and the Colleagues, the school's alumni association, offer need-based assistance to degree-seeking students. Colleagues Grants are available only to eligible students enrolled full-time in regular coursework (enrollment in comprehensive exam, practicum, and dissertation does not qualify). Eligibility is dependent on availability of funding.
Doctoral-Level Funding - Generally students may be awarded funds of up to 25% of the tuition costs.
Masters-Level Funding - Generally students may be awarded funds of up to $1,200 per term of enrollment, for a maximum of $3,600 per academic year, provided that they are enrolled in 6-11 units. For students enrolled in 12 or more units, they may be awarded funds of up to $2,400 per term of enrollment, for a maximum of $7,200 per academic year.
Students who plan to become teachers in a high-need field in a low-income area may apply for the TEACH Grant. In order to apply for this grant, students must complete TEACH Grant Counseling and the TEACH Grant Agreement to Serve (ATS) online at the TEACH Grant website.
Eligible students will receive up to $3,760 per year of graduate study toward the teaching credential.
TEACH Grant recipients agree to serve as full time teachers in certain schools with certain high-need fields for at least 4 consecutive academic year within eight years of completing the degree. If the grant recipient does not meet these requirements, the grant will convert to an Unsubsidized Loan that must be repaid with interest.
For more information, please visit the Federal Student Aid Teach Grant website.