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What are the Sources of Financial Aid?

The chart below shows various sources of financial aid for those becoming California teachers and the people who can benefit from each one.

Financial Aid Resources
Resources Veteran Students and interns Have a B.A. or B.S. degree Already have a teaching credential Interested in teaching in a low-performing school and critical shortage areas Interested in teaching mathematics Interested in teaching science Interested in teaching special education Residents of CA only Residents of other states
Aid for Military Families - College and Career Veteran checked Students and interns checked Residents of other states checked
Cal Grants Veteran checked Students and interns checked Residents of CA only checked
California Community College Financial Aid Veteran checked Students and interns checked Residents of CA only checked Residents of other states checked
California State University Scholarship Programs Veteran checked Students and interns checked Have a B.A. or B.S. degree checked Interested in teaching in a low-performing school and critical shortage areas checked Interested in teaching mathematics checked Interested in teaching science checked Interested in teaching special education checked
California Student Aid Commission Veteran checked Students and interns checked Have a B.A. or B.S. degree checked Already have a teaching credential checked Interested in teaching in a low-performing school and critical shortage areas checked Interested in teaching mathematics checked Interested in teaching science checked Interested in teaching special education checked Residents of CA only checked
Chafee Grant Students and interns checked
Federal Pell Grants Veteran checked Students and interns checked Interested in teaching in a low-performing school and critical shortage areas checked Interested in teaching mathematics checked Interested in teaching science checked Interested in teaching special education checked Residents of other states checked
Federal Student Aid Veteran checked Have a B.A. or B.S. degree checked Interested in teaching in a low-performing school and critical shortage areas checked Interested in teaching mathematics checked Interested in teaching science checked Interested in teaching special education checked Residents of other states checked
Financial Aid for Military & Veterans Veteran checked
Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) Veteran checked Students and interns checked Have a B.A. or B.S. degree checked Already have a teaching credential checked Interested in teaching in a low-performing school and critical shortage areas checked Interested in teaching mathematics checked Interested in teaching science checked Interested in teaching special education checked Residents of CA only checked Residents of other states checked
Knowles Science Teaching Fellowships Have a B.A. or B.S. degree checked Interested in teaching mathematics checked Interested in teaching science checked
Middle Class Scholarship (MCS) Veteran checked Students and interns checked Residents of CA only checked
Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program Veteran checked Students and interns checked Have a B.A. or B.S. degree checked Already have a teaching credential checked Interested in teaching in a low-performing school and critical shortage areas checked Interested in teaching mathematics checked Interested in teaching science checked Interested in teaching special education checked Residents of other states checked
Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program Students and interns checked Have a B.A. or B.S. degree checked Interested in teaching mathematics checked Interested in teaching science checked
Troops to Teachers Veteran checked Residents of other states checked

Links to Other Sites with Financial Aid Information

Colleges and universities often have federal and state grants giving tuition forgiveness for certain High-Need Subject Areas. Check with the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing approved teacher preparation program of your choice. Our Find the Right Preparation Program page gives specific California information helping you with your decisions.