TCPCG Fees and Financial Aid

TCPCG is completed in just 11 months for the convenience of our students. As this is a full-time program, the Neag School offers several options to offset the cost to students.

Program Fees

Starting in Summer 2024, TCPCG will switch to a three-semester format with a later start date (mid-June). This change will reduce tuition by approximately $10,000 per student.

TCPCG is a full-time cohort that starts in the summer. Students are charged by residency status at graduate tuition and fee rates, which are capped at the full-time rate.

Full, up-to-date program fee details can be found on the Office of the Bursar's website.

Paid Internships

TCPCG offers a residency program in several school districts that includes a paid internship. The residency is comprised of 5 days a week in a select school district with a minimum of 14 hours a week in your specified content area. The residency program begins in late August and ends in mid-January.

Current districts include:

  • Bridgeport
  • Bristol
  • Groton
  • Hartford
  • LEARN
  • Norwalk
  • South Windsor
  • Stamford
  • Vernon
  • Waterbury
  • Waterford

Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grants

The TEACH Grant is a federally-funded program created to help pay college costs for students completing a teacher preparation program. These grants are available to eligible undergraduate, post-baccalaureate, or graduate students who agree to serve as full-time teachers in specific high-need fields at a Title I school.

If students do not satisfy the conditions of the Agreement to Service, the TEACH Grant will convert to an unsubsidized Direct Stafford Loan with interest accrual from the date of disbursement.

Eligibility

  • Be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen
  • Be enrolled as an undergraduate, post-baccalaureate, or graduate student in a teacher preparation program
  • 3.25 cumulative undergraduate GPA (must maintain GPA each term) OR
  • Above 75th percentile on a standardized test
    • SAT: 590 CR; 610 M
    • ACT: 25 E; 25 M
    • GRE: 157 V; 158 M; 570 V; 750 Q
  • Complete Agreement to Serve (ATS)

ATS/Service Criteria

The ATS explains the terms and conditions of the service obligation:

  • Serve as a full-time teacher for a total of at least four academic years within eight years of certification completion
  • Teach at a Title I school
  • Teach in a specific high-need field (mathematics, science, special education, world language)
  • Provide certification of service completion at end of each year

Award Amount

Maximum award of up to $4,000 per year, Financial Aid Office will determine exact amount each year.

TEACH Grant plus other aid may not exceed the annual Cost of Attendance.

Application Process

  1. Meet program and score criteria
  2. Email Dominique Battle-Lawson at dominique.battle-lawson@uconn.edu with PeopleSoft ID to confirm eligibility
  3. File a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) every year attending school
  4. Complete TEACH Grant Entrance Counseling AND Agreement to https://studentaid.gov/app/launchTeach.action

After Receipt of Grant

  • Receive Disclosure Statement, Notice of Disbursement, and Quarterly Statements
  • Complete Exit Counseling at end of program
  • Upon graduation, student must annually certify commitment to participate
  • Department of Education will collect proof of employment

Scholarships

To learn about available scholarships, please visit the UConn Neag School of Education Scholarship website. Applications open in January and are due March 10, and a student must be accepted and matriculated into a Neag School program before applying.

Financial Aid

Some TCPCG students may be eligible for financial aid or may wish to utilize unsubsidized loans. You can learn more by contacting the UConn Financial Aid Office at 860-486-2819.