Financial Aid

You may be eligible for Federal student aid, state scholarship funds from the MA Department of Early Education and Care and/or financial aid from the college you attend. There are also ways to lower the cost of college and resources available to help you do that.

Federal Student Aid:

A good source of information and resources is the Federal Student Aid website.

State Funded Scholarships:

Early Educator Scholarships from the Department of Early Education and Care Application Form.

For help applying for the Early Childhood Educator Scholarship Program contact Preschool Enrichment Team, the lead agent for the Educator and Provider Support grant of western MA (EPS WM Region1).

College Financial Aid:

Each college will also have a Financial Aid page on their website and a Financial Aid office on campus with someone able to help.

Tips for Reducing the Costs of College: 

Planning a clear path from your starting point to your degree completion is the best way to keep costs to a minimum. More tips here

More Information: 

Resource links are available at the Bessie Tartt Wilson Initiative for Children's Student Loan Information Network, especially developed for early educators.