Financials

Alder GSE provides an affordable and supportive path to a rewarding and successful teaching career. As an Alder student, you will receive:

  • A Master’s Degree and Teaching Credential
  • A year-long apprenticeship with an excellent, trained mentor teacher
  • A cohort of up to twenty-five peers with whom to learn and grow
  • Academic support from an expert instructional Director dedicated to your development and to creating a strong cohort experience
  • A financial stipend
  • Access to financial aid, scholarships, and other financial benefits
  • Transportation, room, and board for in-person courses held throughout the year
  • A 50% discount on credential test preparation courses
  • Priority hiring—90% of Alder graduates secure a full-time position at one of our school partners after their program year

Year One: You will be a full-time student completing your graduate-level coursework and co-teaching in a classroom with a mentor teacher four days a week.

Years Two and Beyond: You will be fully prepared to work as a full-time teacher, making a positive difference for countless students over your lifetime.

 

Costs & Financial Support: California

Program Costs:

Tuition $18,000
($47,600 original tuition discounted to $24,000 with an additional $6,000 Class of 2018-19 Alder Teacher Grant)
Books, tests, etc. Approximately $2,000

Financial Support:
Amounts of financial support vary by partner and location; below are representative ranges:

Living stipend $13,500–$20,000
Medical benefits $0-$5,000
Federal financial aid (loans for tuition and living expenses) Up to $43,000
Transportation, room, and board to in-person sessions Approximately $1,500
Credential test preparation support $250 on average
Excellent preparation and priority consideration for a paid, full-time teaching position PRICELESS!

 


 

Costs & Financial Support: Tennessee

Program Costs:

Tuition $3,250
(after applying $14,250 AmeriCorps grant and/or other Relay scholarship)
Books, tests, etc. Approximately $2,000

Financial Support:

Living stipend $16,500
Federal financial aid (loans for tuition and living expenses) Up to $19,676
Additional Alder scholarships and/or housing stipends Up to $9,250
Credential test preparation support $250 on average
Excellent preparation and priority consideration for a paid, full-time teaching position PRICELESS!

 

 

Additional Options for Financial Support

Please contact the Alder Office of Admissions to discuss the financial components of the program. Financial concerns should not limit you from applying to Alder GSE.

Loan Deferral/Forgiveness Options:

  • Loans acquired during undergraduate education can be deferred while you are pursuing a Master’s Degree

There are several websites for finding scholarships – here is a sampling to get you started – please visit the Alder scholarships page to learn more.

For partner-specific financial support information, please click on the partner links below.