Financial Assistance for Teacher Education Students
Information about financial aid and scholarships for our teacher education majors.
The Financial Aid Office at SUNY Plattsburgh is your first stop for information about financial assistance at both the undergraduate and graduate level.
The Financial Aid Office 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 Financial Aid Office 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 and 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.
Graduate Diversity Fellowships: U.S. citizens or permanent residents who will contribute to the diversity of the student body are eligible to apply by February 15. The fellowships are available to new applicants to SUNY Plattsburgh’s graduate programs. Full-time enrollment (12 credits) is required. Stipend amounts are determined by the campus and depend on annual funding from New York State. Applications are available at the SUNY Plattsburgh Graduate Admissions Office.