Alternative Certification
for Teachers in San Antonio

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Financial Aid

Get loan information at Texas Education Agency and Federal Student Aid


Teacher Shortage Areas and Loan Forgiveness

The United States Department of Education (USDE) has approved the 2016-2017 teacher shortage areas submitted by the Texas Education Agency (TEA). The approved shortage areas give administrators the ability to recruit and retain qualified teachers and to help reward teachers for their hard work using the loan forgiveness opportunities. Download the pdf for more details Teacher Shortage Areas and Loan Forgiveness


Did you know that you can qualify for student loan forgiveness?

If you have Federal Stafford Loans, you could qualify for up to $17,500 in loan FORGIVENESS (which means you will not have to pay it back!) Read more details at


Need a Loan?

Once you secure employment, ACT San Antonio has a partnership with RANDOLPH BROOKS FEDERAL CREDIT UNION to assist qualified individuals with a secure loan to "tide you over" until you get your first paycheck. You will need to meet their qualifications, and you must have an employment contract with a local school district. You can contact them at


Do you or have you served in the Military? Check out Troops to Teachers!

If you are active or retired military they may pay $5000 for you to get certified! Look them up at We also process VA benefits, ask at your appointment


Are you a first time home buyer?

You may qualify for special programs especially for teachers!

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