Are there financial resources available?
Accelerate Online does not offer financial aid. However, there are outside entities that do provide assistance with securing funds and loan forgiveness.
Listed below are some of these entities:
Texas Workforce Commission: www.twc.state.tx.us/
offers special programs and incentives to help people become and remain teachers
Taxpayer-Teacher Protection Act of 2004 (Loan Forgiveness Program): http://ifap.ed.gov/dpcletters/GEN0414.html
Stafford Loan Forgiveness Program for Teachers: http://studentaid.ed.gov/PORTALSWebApp/students/english/cancelstaff.jsp
- U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs: http://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill/
- G.I. Bill Benefits for Test Fees
The Texas Workforce Commission has approved the State Board for Educator Certification (SBEC) to allow veterans and other eligible persons to receive reimbursement for the cost of certification tests. This approval has been made effective, retroactively, as of March 1, 2001.
- G.I. Bill Benefits for Educator Preparation Program Costs
Veterans Education Benefits can be used for teacher certification programs. The program must receive approval from the Texas Workforce Commission Veterans Affairs Office. The program assigns a staff person to process the required forms to request VA funding. The amount of money paid to eligible veterans varies, depending on the type of GI Bill that they have and the type of program they are completing. If veterans have remaining GI Bill eligibility, they should ask the program director or university VA office for details on applying for benefits.