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Funding Opportunities

Scholarships, Grants, and Loan Forgiveness Opportunities

Am I eligible for funding?

There are a number of funding opportunities that you may be eligible for, especially if you plan to teach a highly needed subject in a low-income area.


The College of Education provides small scholarships that cover textbooks and other materials. Applications are accepted each semester.


There are a number of Grant opportunities that you should pursue if you are planning on teaching in a high need area or in an underserved school.

TEACH Grants

TEACH grants of approximately $4000/year are available to full-time students who are planning to teach in a high-need field, in a school that serves low-income families, for at least four complete academic years after completing their degree.

Loan Forgiveness

Teacher Loan Forgiveness is an option if you plan to teach in a low-income school for five complete and consecutive years you may be eligible for up to $17,500 worth of loan forgiveness for Direct Subsidized and Unsubsidized Loans

Public Service Loan Forgiveness

Public Service Loan Forgiveness is also an option for teachers. After making 10 years worth of payments while teaching the remaining balance of you loan is eligible for forgiveness.

Does my school qualify?

Search here to see if the school where you plan to teach will qualify you for loan forgiveness.