About Financial Aid
About Financial Aid
How to Pay for Your Program
Apply for scholarships and financial aid.
There are significant scholarship opportunities for aspiring teachers in Colorado. For example, the Winifred R. Reynolds Educational Scholarship offers up to $7,000 to students pursuing graduate degrees focused on early childhood education. For more information about this scholarship and others like it, see Explore Financial Aid.
Explore loan forgiveness programs.
If you teach in a rural school or in a hard-to-staff subject area like math, science or special education, the federal government and many states have created programs to forgive some or all of your student loans. For starters, check out the Teacher Loan Forgiveness Program.
Start your preparation at a community college.
Have you considered starting your undergrad at a community college? Many community colleges offer transfer programs to larger universities. You can start preparation at the community college and finish your degree at a four-year institution.
Earn a salary while completing your coursework.
If you have a bachelor’s degree but haven’t completed a teacher preparation program, you can explore alternative licensure programs that allow you to take coursework while you start working in the classroom. The model of the programs vary but you may be able to train while you work. Find out more here.
Now that you’ve got the background, you can search for scholarships and aid opportunities that match your specific situation and background.
We’ve compiled several opportunities for future teachers in Colorado, but be sure to check with your prep program too!
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