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Ace Financial Aid
Financing your training can be tough, but we’ve got your back. Here’s everything you need to know.
Do I need aid?
If you don’t apply for financial aid, you’ll have to pay for your training out of your own pocket, as it’s due. So why not let Uncle Sam (and some other folks) lend a hand? When you apply for financial aid, you can receive scholarships, grants and loans to help you pay for your undergrad or grad training, so you can focus on what’s truly important: becoming an awesome teacher!
What types of aid are available for prospective teachers?
Depending on your program type, you may be eligible for grants, scholarships, student loans or loan forgiveness. To learn more about these options, check out About Financial Aid.
Can I work during my training?
You may be able to reduce or eliminate the cost of your training by earning a paycheck while you’re working towards getting certified. Some teacher training programs allow you to teach while completing your requirements. Others have flexible schedules or work-study options.
How do I apply for aid?
For university-based programs, it’s usually all about the FAFSA. Most other scholarship, grant and internship opportunities offer instructions for applying on their websites.
Pro tip: Contact the teacher preparation program you plan to attend before you apply. They can help you determine your eligibility and options for aid, as well as walk you through how to apply.
When should I apply for aid?
If your program is part of a college or university, you’ll want to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as soon as possible to meet deadlines for scholarship and grant opportunities. Find your state’s priority deadline on the federal student aid website.
Your educator preparation program might have a list of additional aid options with deadlines.
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