Financial Aid & Funding - Post-Baccalaureate Students

Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

Students seeking financial assistance for teacher education programs must complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).  In order to be eligible for Federal Student Aid (Stafford loans), post-baccalaureate students must carry a 6 credit hour course load in fall and spring semesters or 2 credit hours in the summer. Stafford and Perkins loans may be forgiven under the Teacher Loan Forgiveness Program.

Questions regarding financial aid should be directed to the Office of Scholarships and Student Aid.

American Chemical Society (ACS) - Hach Second Career Teacher Scholarship

The ACS-Hach Second Career Teacher Scholarship is awarded to professionals in the chemistry field pursuing a masters in education or teacher certification to teach high school chemistry.

Epsilon Sigma Alpha Foundation Scholarships

Epsilon Sigma Alpha is a non-profit/tax exempt 501(c)3 organization providing scholarships to individuals training for work with exceptional children, excluding the academically gifted.

Forgivable Education Loans for Service

Established by the North Carolina General Assembly in 2011, the Forgivable Education Loans for Service provides financial assistance to qualified students enrolled in an approved education program and committed to working in critical employment shortage professions in North Carolina. For the 2014-15 academic year eligible degree programs may be found by clicking the link below. The North Carolina State Education Assistance Authority provides administration for the program.