Financial Aid

What will the program cost with the conditional loan scholarship?

Student participants will be responsible for the following estimated out-of-pocket expenses (unless supplemented through the grant or other resources from the Teacher Preparation Program, District, Financial Aid, and/or other partners):

WWU Application Fee

$60.00

Course Textbooks

$500.00  (estimated)

West B Pre-Admission Tests

$120.00  (plus registration fee of $35 / session)

Graduation fee

$45.00

Out of Pocket Tuition Costs

$3604.00/year   (beyond the $8000/year conditional loan scholarship)

EdTPA Scoring Fee
(Fall 2019)

$300.00

ELED Content Test (Winter 2020)

$95.00

Content Test Fee for ELL
(Spring 2020)

$155.00 (including registration fee)

Endorsement Certificate Fee (Winter 2020)

$124.00  (current fee if all endorsements completed at program end)

Bilingual Content Test Fee (Spring 2020)

$155.00  (including registration – only for qualified individuals)

ACTFL Foreign Language Exam

Only needed for Bilingual Endorsement Seekers

(Spring 2020)

$ 80.00  (estimated – only for qualified individuals)

Additional Endorsement Certificate Fee

$  54.00  (current fee to add after initial program completion)

TOTAL ESTIMATED

Out-Of-Pocket Costs

For Each Participant

$8,696.00 (for Bachelor of Education in Language, Literacy and Cultural Studies with K-8 teacher certification & Ell Endorsement)

Optional for Eligible Candidates

$8,931.00  (For Bilingual Endorsements for Eligible Candidates)

What will the program cost without the conditional loan scholarship?

Student participants will be responsible for the following estimated out-of-pocket expenses (unless supplemented through the grant or other resources from the Teacher Preparation Program, District, Financial Aid, and/or other partners):

WWU Application Fee

$60.00

Course Textbooks

$500.00  (estimated)

West B Pre-Admission Tests

$120.00  (plus registration fee of $35 / session)

Graduation fee

$45.00

Out of Pocket Tuition Costs

$11,684 per year (4 academic quarters)

EdTPA Scoring Fee
(Fall 2019)

$300.00

ELED Content Test (Winter 2020)

$95.00

Content Test Fee for ELL
(Spring 2020)

$155.00 (including registration fee)

Endorsement Certificate Fee (Winter 2020)

$124.00  (current fee if all endorsements completed at program end)

Bilingual Content Test Fee (Spring 2020)

$155.00  (including registration – only for qualified individuals)

ACTFL Foreign Language Exam

Only needed for Bilingual Endorsement Seekers

(Spring 2020)

$ 80.00  (estimated – only for qualified individuals)

Additional Endorsement Certificate Fee

$  54.00  (current fee to add after initial program completion)

TOTAL ESTIMATED

Out-Of-Pocket Costs

For Each Participant

$24,696.00 (for Bachelor of Education in Language, Literacy and Cultural Studies with K-8 teacher certification & Ell Endorsement)

Optional for Eligible Candidates

$24,931 (For Bilingual Endorsements for Eligible Candidates)

 

 

What financial aid is available?

There will be a limited number of Conditional Loan Scholarships of $8000/year (total $16,000 for the two-year program) to award to teacher candidates admitted to the program by June 1, 2018. 15 scholarships will be available to candidates in the Highline program, and 5 scholarships will be available to those in the Mount Vernon program.  We encourage all candidates to submit a FAFSA form to determine eligibility for financial aid. We also encourage candidates to apply for scholarships through Woodring College of Education and other sources. Many scholarships are need-based and some ask for the FAFSA score to determine need.

What is a conditional loan scholarship?

The state offers qualified candidates financial support through an $8000/year loan that becomes a scholarship once the candidate has completed 2 year of teaching for each year of the loan (4 years total).  It is conditional, if the candidate decides not to pursue teaching or leaves the field before 4 years, then they are responsible for repaying all or part of the loan with interest. The state also asks program providers to offer teacher candidates a reduced rate of tuition to limit the cost of the program.  

Will I be able to work?

Future Bilingual Teacher Fellows, in partnership with Highline Schools, will be employed as full-time teaching fellows in the Sea-Tac area throughout the grant. This is a requirement.  Coursework and field experiences will be integrated with the Teaching Fellows’ employment as much as possible.  Future Teacher Fellows in the Mount Vernon program may or may not be employed by the school district.