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Loan Forgiveness and Grant  Programs

The Assumption Program of Loans for Education (APLE) is a state-funded, competitive teacher incentive program administered by the California Student Aid Commission (CSAC).

Knowles Fellows may be awarded grants to cover expenses associated with purchasing classroom materials and engaging in professional development.

Under the Teacher Loan Forgiveness Program, if you teach full time for five complete and consecutive academic years in a low-income school or educational service agency, and meet other qualifications, you may be eligible for forgiveness of up to $17,500 on your Direct Subsidized and Unsubsidized Loans and your Subsidized and Unsubsidized Federal Stafford Loans.

If you’re employed by a government or not-for-profit organization, you might be eligible for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program. The PSLF Program forgives the remaining balance on your Direct Loans

Federal Perkins Loan cancellation is based on eligible employment or eligible volunteer service and the length of time that you were in such a position. Discharge of your Perkins Loan may occur under certain circumstances.

Aple Program
public service loan forgiveness program*
Knowles Fellows Grant
Teacher Loan forgiveness program
Federal Perkins loan program

CTA loan forgiveness resources

CTA Student Loan Forgiveness Resources
Golden State Teacher
Grant (GSTG) Program

The Golden State Teacher Grant (GSTG) Program awards up to $20,000 to students currently enrolled in a professional preparation program approved by the Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) and working towards earning their preliminary teaching or pupil personnel services credential.

The Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant Program provides grant funds to students who are enrolled in a TEACH Grant-eligible program of study, at a school that participates in the TEACH Grant Program. Students must agree to teach full time for at least four years in a high-need field at a low-income elementary school, secondary school, or educational service agency.

TEACH Grant Program
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