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Financial Aid & Scholarships

The means to pay for higher education can become a primary concern for individuals considering committing themselves to several years of intensive study within a graduate program.

Information posted on this webpage is only a partial listing of aid opportunities that may apply to your personal situation. Your best resource for info about various financial aid options at SDSU is our Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships.


FAFSA is critical because it is a common requirement for scholarships and loans.

TEACH Grant 


The Office of Student Services is excited to announce the availability of the TEACH Grant. 

The Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant Program provides grants of up to $4,000 per year to students who agree to serve as a highly-qualified full-time teacher in a high-need field in a public or private elementary or secondary school that serves students from low-income families.

SDSU Preliminary Credential programs that qualify:

  • Multiple Subjects (both general ed and bilingual)
  • Single Subject English, Math, Science, or Social Science (both general ed and bilingual)
  • Special Education

More information regarding the TEACH Grant is available at the SDSU Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships

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San Diego Foundation

The San Diego Foundation 2018-19 Common Scholarship Application is now open!

Access more than 100 scholarship opportunities using one common application. Awards ranging from $1,000 to over $5,000. The application can be found at

For questions, email or call 619-814-1343.

The deadline to complete the application is Thursday, February 1, 2018 at 2pm (PST). 

Additional Scholarships

For a complete list of SDSU Scholarships & Deadlines for individuals interested in careers in education please use the Search Tool on the Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships website. 

Many organizations will establish private scholarships designed specifically to encourage students to pursue programs leading to a career in teaching. Examples include retired teacher associations and private educational foundations. These organizations will often put out a call for additional applications for their scholarships. In order to provide students with the most up-to-date notification of available scholarship opportunities the Office of Student Services utilizes the College of Education's Facebook page to relay information. Please "Like" SDSU College of Education on Facebook to receive information regarding scholarship and aid opportunities throughout the year. 


Scholarship deadlines vary - Please check the due dates carefully when applying!

Applying for scholarships is as easy as 1-2-3!
  1. SEARCH for SDSU scholarships by selecting your major/credential and/or "All Majors" from the drop-down menu.
  2. SELECT scholarships for which you meet the eligibility requirements (listed in the description of each scholarship).
  3. APPLY by submitting a separate online application and essay for each scholarship.


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