Financial Opportunities



SJSU offers a wide array of tuition assistance options to credential candidates.  Opportunities range from traditional federal loan programs to awards and scholarships earmarked for future teachers.  Many of our awards and scholarships are available to all credential candidates, regardless of need or financial aid status.  We strongly encourage all students to learn more about these opportunities.

Tuition (Registration Fees)

For information about registration fees, payment deadlines and other services, please consult the Bursar's Office website.  Please note that credential candidates pay a special registration fee, which is lower than regular graduate student fees.

Financial Aid Office

The Financial Aid and Scholarship Office provides quality educational financing options, while delivering consistent, equitable, and timely services to student aid applicants at San José State University. In addition to federal and state funding, the Financial Aid and Scholarship Office connects students with campus scholarship opportunities and other off campus resources.

Awards & Scholarships

Please note that there are many award and scholarship opportunities available to credential candidates from the Connie L. Lurie Endowment Fund, most of which are not need-based.  

For more information about these awards, and to apply, please visit the Lurie College Scholarships web page.

Other Opportunities

Federal TEACH Grant

Through the College Cost Reduction and Access Act of 2007, Congress created the Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (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.

For more information about the program and eligibility requirements, please read the TEACH Grant fact sheet.

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 SJSU Financial Aid Office.

TEACH California

Please visit TEACH California for information on additional opportunities.