Scholarship and Aid
The USFSP College of Education is committed to helping students achieve their academic and professional goals.
Financing your education degree is one of the most critical factors when considering a undergraduate or graduate degree program; the College of Education wants to make sure that you are getting the most out of your investment.
The College of Education and the Office of Financial Aid are committed to working with students to provide financial aid that will help cover the cost of attending college.
Scholarships and financial aid opportunities are available to eligible students, and a number of the options are included here.
- Frances Louise Stavros Scholarship (Available to Graduate students)
- Tampa Bay Times Education Endowment ( Available to Graduate students)
- H. William Heller Scholarship in Special Education (Available to Undergraduate Students)
- USFSP College of Education Scholarship Fund(Available to Undergraduate Students)
- Florida Fund for Minority Teachers (Available to Undergraduate Students)
- Preview the 2014 – 2015 USFSP Privately Funded Scholarships now!
Federal Student Aid opportunities are available to eligible students and included here
- Teach Grant (available to Undergraduate and Graduate students; must meet criteria)
The Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education Grant Program (TEACH) provides up to $4,000 a year in grants to students who are willing to commit to teach full time in a high-need field at a low income school.
- Teacher Loan Forgiveness Program (available to Undergraduate and Graduate students; must meet criteria)
The Teacher Loan Forgiveness Program is intended to encourage individuals to enter and continue in the teaching profession. Under this program, if you teach full-time for five complete and consecutive academic years in certain elementary and secondary schools and educational service agencies that serve low-income families, and meet other qualifications, you may be eligible for forgiveness of up to a combined total of $17,500 on your Direct Subsidized and Unsubsidized Loans and your Subsidized and Unsubsidized Federal Stafford Loans. If you have PLUS loans only, you are not eligible for this type of forgiveness.
- Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program ( available to Undergraduate and Graduate students, must meet criteria)
If you are employed in certain public service jobs and have made 120 payments on your Direct Loans (after Oct. 1, 2007), the remaining balance that you owe may be forgiven. Only payments made under certain repayment plans may be counted toward the required 120 payments. You must not be in default on the loans that are forgiven.