Graduate School of Education

Financial Aid Information for Teachers

The cost of a teacher education program need not be a roadblock to becoming a teacher.  Two loan forgiveness programs are available to elementary and secondary teacher candidates: the California Assumption Program of Loans for Education (APLE) Grant, and the federal Teacher Loan Forgiveness (TLF). Three programs are available to special education candidates: APLE and TLF, as well as the Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant Programs.  In many cases, taking advantage of these programs will cover the entire cost of tuition.  You must have an awarded student loan in order to qualify for these programs:

Assumption Program for Loans for Education (APLE Grant Program) NOT ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR 2012-2013
Teacher Loan Forgiveness (TLF) Program
Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH Grant Program)

Other options for financial assistance are available:

Information for Students with a Federal Perkins Loan

Public Service Loan Forgiveness
Cal Grant Recipients
Wildman Paraprofessional Teacher Training Program

From TEACH California:

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