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Financial Supports

Becoming an educator takes more than time and effort. It also requires a financial investment. Take a look at just some of the financial supports available to help you make your teacher credential a reality.

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There are a number of financial supports for those interested in pursuing a teaching credential including those listed below. Be sure to check on the links for each to ensure you are getting the most up-to-date details.

Grants and Scholarships

University of California Tuition Assistance Plans

University Tuition Discounts- SDCOE and San Diego County District Employees & Program Partners

GI Bill Benefits

Between $464 and $1,857 per month, depending on enrollment status. The government provides this benefit for up to 36 months.

Eligibility Requirements Dependent on GI Bill Benefits Type:

Temporary Expanded Public Service Loan Forgiveness

Alert! On Oct. 6, 2021, the U.S. Department of Education announced a temporary period during which borrowers may receive credit for payments that previously did not qualify for PSLF (Public Service Loan Forgiveness) or TEPSLF (Temporary Expanded PSLF  Certification & Application). Learn more about this time-limited opportunity.

Waiver ends Oct. 31, 2022

To qualify for loan forgiveness under the TEPSLF opportunity, you must have

  • made all of your payments under a qualifying repayment plan for TEPSLF;
  • had at least 10 years of full-time employment certified by a qualifying employer and approved by MOHELA, ED’s federal loan servicer for the PSLF Program;
  • met the TEPSLF requirement for the amount you paid 12 months prior to applying for TEPSLF and the last payment you made before applying for TEPSLF to be at least as much as you would have paid under an income-driven repayment plan; and
  • made 120 qualifying payments under the new requirements for TEPSLF while working full-time for your qualifying employer or employers.
  • Note: At a minimum, a qualifying monthly payment is a payment that you made
  • after Oct. 1, 2007
  • for the full amount due as shown on your bill;
  • no later than 15 days after your due date; and
  • while employed full-time by a qualifying employer.


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