Scholarships & Financial Aid
There are several financial aid resources to help make earning your credential or degree in education more affordable. The list below is a set of resources for educators. Feel free to contact the CSUF Financial Aid Office website for additional opportunities.
We strongly encourage you to submit applications for the following:
Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or California Dream Act Application (CDA) to CSUF by priority filing date is the single most important step you can take each year towards gaining financial aid.
College of Education scholarships- 2024-2025
The College of Education is here to support your educational and career goals. To that end, we encourage students to apply each year for College of Education Scholarships. Scholarships are for new and continuing students who will be enrolled in a College of Education program during the 2024-2025 academic year.
You may apply for scholarships even if an admission decision from the program to which you have applied has not been received at the time of the scholarship deadline. Please complete the 2024-2025 scholarship application to be considered for all awards (only one application per student should be submitted). You may be awarded up to $3500 for the academic year.
The priority application deadline is April 1, 2024.
Please note, you cannot save your progress and return to the application later. So we encourage you to create a separate document to edit your application until you are ready to submit. Do not submit the application until you have completed the entire application and uploaded all attachments as you will not be able to add attachments or information once submitted.
The process to apply for College of Education Scholarships is separate from the CSUF and CSU system-wide scholarship application .
Please contact Amir Woods, firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
LOAN FORGIVENESS AND CANCELLATION PROGRAMS
Direct Loans and Federal Stafford Loan Forgiveness Programs for teachers may forgive $5000-$17500 in student loans for teachers in certain specialties. Teachers must complete 5 consecutive full-time teaching years in low-income schools and meet other requirements.
Federal Perkins Loans may cancel up to 100% of your loan if you serve full-time in a public or nonprofit elementary or secondary school system that qualifies as a “high-need” institution.
The PSLF Program forgives the remaining balance of your Direct Loans after you have made 120 qualifying monthly payments under a qualifying repayment plan while working full-time for a qualifying employer.
If your PSLF application was denied because some or all of your payments were not made on a qualifying repayment plan for PSLF, you may be able to receive loan forgiveness under this temporary opportunity.
OTHER SCHOLARSHIP WEBSITES
- $20,000 scholarship for teacher candidates seeking a Credential + Bilingual Authorization in Asian languages.
- $2,200 scholarship or FREE courses for current teachers seeking Bilingual Authorization in Asian languages.
- Cal State Teacher Ed Scholarships - Teacher Scholarships and Loan Cancellation Programs
- Fastweb - Find scholarships for college
- College Financial Aid Finder
- College Board - Connect students to colleges
- Scholarships.com - Financial Aid to help pay for college
- FinAid - What is a scholarship?