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 websiteOpens in new window 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.

For more information, please visit the College of Education YouTube channel Opens in new window to watch our recent financial aid webinars.  

College of Education scholarships- 2024-2025

The opportunity to apply for the College of Education Scholarship for the 2024-2025 academic year has closed. We will provide an update for students who are incoming or continuing our programs to apply for a College of Education Scholarship for the 2025-2026 academic year soon. 

We encourage students to review the following grant and scholarship opportunities below.

Please contact Amir Woods, for more information.


Teacher Loan Forgiveness ProgramOpens in new window

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 LoanOpens in new window

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.

Public Service Loan Forgiveness ProgramOpens in new window  (PSLF)

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.

Temporary  Expanded Public Service Loan Forgiveness ProgramOpens in new window  (TEPSLF)

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.