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Financial Assistance for Teacher Education Students

Information about financial aid and scholarships for our teacher education majors. 

Financial Aid

Student Financial Services (financial aid and student accounts) at SUNY Plattsburgh is your first stop for information about financial assistance at both the undergraduate and graduate level.

Student financial services processes more than $55 million in financial assistance each academic year. Aid is offered from federal, state, institutional and private programs. In order to be determined for financial aid eligibility, including student loans, students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) once each year.

For more information on financial aid opportunities at SUNY Plattsburgh, please visit the Student Financial Services website.


The Teacher Education Unit has a number of scholarships available to both undergraduate and graduate education majors.

Undergraduate applications for scholarships are generally due in the Education Unit Administrative Office (302 Sibley) in March of each year.

Plan to stop by the office in early February for more information and an application form.

To qualify, undergraduate students must meet the following qualifications:

  • be enrolled as an education major with at least a junior standing,
  • have completed at least 30 hours on the SUNY Plattsburgh campus by May,
  • have a minimum overall GPA of 3.0, and
  • demonstrate potential for leadership in education.

Graduate Assistantships & Fellowships

For graduate students, SUNY Plattsburgh offers approximately 25 graduate assistantships each year and up to 5 graduate diversity fellowships.

Graduate Assistantships: For information and details, visit the Graduate Admissions assistantship page or call toll free 800-723-9515 or 518-564-4723. All assistantships have a February 15 application deadline for the fall semester. Students who are awarded an assistantship must also apply for TAP.

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