Future Teachers

California Assumption Program of Loans for Education (APLE)

The APLE is a competitive teacher incentive program designed to encourage outstanding students, district interns, and credentialed teachers to become California teachers in subject areas where a critical teacher shortage has been identified or in designated schools meeting specific criteria established by the Superintendent of Public Instruction. One of the identified critical subject areas is foreign languages.

How much of my student loan debt will be paid off?

The Commission may assume up to $19,000 in outstanding educational loan balances in return for four consecutive years teaching service.

  • Up to $2,000 after completion of first full school year of eligible full-time teaching
  • Up to $3,000 after completion of second full year of eligible full-time teaching
  • Up to $3,000 after completion of third full school year of eligible full-time teaching
  • Up to $3,000 after completion of fourth full school year of eligible full-time teaching

For more info: Contact your campus Financial Aid office and Federal Student Aid.

Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant

Through the College Cost Reduction and Access Act of 2007, Congress created the TEACH Grant Program that provides grants of up to $4,000 per year to students who intend to teach in a public or private elementary or secondary school that serves students from low-income families. If, after reading all of the information on this fact sheet, you are interested in learning more about the TEACH Grant Program, you should contact the financial aid office at the college where you will be enrolled.

Conditions

In exchange for receiving a TEACH Grant, you must agree to serve as a full-time teacher in a high-need field in a public or private elementary or secondary school that serves low-income students (see below for more information on high-need fields [Foreign Language is designated as a High-Need Field] and schools serving low-income students). As a recipient of a TEACH Grant, you must teach for at least four academic years within eight calendar years of completing the program of study for which you received a TEACH Grant.

For more info: Contact your campus Financial Aid office and  the California Student Aid Commission.