Financial Opportunities for Graduate Students


Assumption Program of Loans for Education (APLE) $19,000

The State program designed for students who are entering the teaching profession, enables students who are enrolled in a program leading to an initial teaching credential to have educational loans assumed by the California Student Aid Commission. Administered by the California Student Aid Commission, the program assumes up to $19,000 in outstanding educational loan balances in return for four consecutive years of qualifying teaching service.

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Application Deadline: Applications are not currently being accepted. Check web site for updates.

Forgivable Loan/Doctoral Incentive Program $30,000

Designed to increase the diversity of persons qualified to fill instructional faculty positions at campuses in the CSU system. This is a competitive program directed by the CSU system, but it is open to doctoral students at accredited universities across the country. Provides loans of up to $10,000 per year and up to a total of $30,000 within five years for sponsorship from a CSU faculty member, and have aspirations of returning to teach in the CSUS system.

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Application Deadline: January 31, 2014.