Senior to Sophomore (S2S)

Financial help for teachers seeking graduate degrees and credits

Teacher Cancellation of Federal Perkins Loan

Federal Perkins loans issued for your graduate program might be eligible for loan cancellation if you teach at a school in a low-income region or teach certain subjects. You also can qualify for deferment.

Funds for Teachers

This portal for educators seeking funding lets an applicant design their professional development funding proposal within the context of numerous programs. Scholarships and fellowships are included.

Stafford Loan forgiveness programs   

If you teach full-time for five complete and consecutive academic years in certain elementary and secondary schools or educational service agencies that serve low-income families, and meet other qualifications, you may be eligible for forgiveness of up to $17,5000 on your Direct Subsidized and Unsubsidized Loans and your Subsidized and Unsubsidized Federal Stafford Loans.

TEACH Grant Programs

The new Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education Grant Program provides up to $4,000 per year in grants. These grants are available for graduate and undergraduate students who intend to teach full time in high-need subject areas for at least four years in a school that serves students from low-income families.

Institutional Aid Programs

Many institutions offer individual grants and scholarships. Scholarship searches through www.SallieMae.com or www.findaid.org will assist in finding some of these opportunities.