GTEP Financial Aid

PLEASE NOTE: Applicants for the GTEP 2019 cohort will need to complete two FAFSA applications required for financial aid. Complete a financial aid application for the 2018-2019 school year now to receive financial assistance during the summer term; complete a financial aid application for the 2019-2020 school year on October 1, 2018 for the fall, winter, and spring terms.


For details about federal financial aid, contact:

Office of Financial Aid
Neuberger Hall Lobby
724 SW Harrison

Financial Aid offers brief appointments with their counselors on a walk-in basis.

TEACH Grant Program

The Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant Program provides grants of up to $4,000 per year to students who will teach in a high-need field in a qualifying school for a designated time.

Current high-need fields (in schools that serve low-income students) include:

  • Bilingual Education and English Language Acquisition
  • Foreign Language
  • Special Education
  • Mathematics
  • Science


For a list of scholarships and awards offered to students in our Teacher Education programs please refer to the COE scholarship website. Applications for 2018-19 will open on October 15, 2018 and close on February 1, 2019.

For a list of scholarships available outside of the College of Education please refer to PSU Financial Aid Scholarships.

The Graduate School has compiled a comprehensive overview of resources for graduate students at PSU. Please refer to the Graduate School website for more information about financing your graduate education including applying for graduate assistantships, scholarships, loans, and stsudent employment.

Teacher Loan Forgiveness and Cancellation

If you complete five consecutive years of qualifying teacher service: 

  • You may receive up to $5,000 in loan forgiveness if you meet the TSPC criteria for a highly qualified full-time elementary or secondary school teacher.
  • You may receive up to $17,500 in loan forgiveness if, as certified by the chief administrative officer of the school where you were employed, you were a highly qualified full-time mathematics or science teacher in an eligible secondary school.
  • If you have a loan from the Federal Perkins Loan Program you might be eligible for loan cancellation full-time teaching at a low-income school, or for teaching in certain subject areas. You can also qualify for deferment for these qualifying teaching services.