Chicago Teacher Residency™ Tuition and Financial Aid
You’re providing equity in education and that’s why we work hard to provide financial support and competitive tuition costs to cover your Residency year.
Degrees of Value
Not only are you making a difference in the lives of students, but you’re taking the first step towards a career in education. Because of that, we provide:
All residents receive $20,000 paid directly to them tax-free.
Earn a Master’s in One Year
Complete your degree with one of our university partners with heavily reduced tuition.
Upon graduation, successful graduates are be placed into an AUSL-managed school and become an official Chicago Public School teacher and union member.
DePaul University and National Louis University offer reduced tuition rates for our residents. Our one-year program rates are approximately $20,000 (standard tuition rates for the traditional programs range from $29,670 to $36,540).
Residents preparing to teach Math, Science, Special Education, or Foreign Languages in high-needs schools are eligible for up to an additional $4,000 in grant money.
Minority Teachers of Illinois (MTI) Scholarship Program
Qualifying residents are eligible for a scholarship of up to $5,000.
Subsidized and unsubsidized loans are available to students to help cover the cost of higher education.
Graduate PLUS Loans
PLUS loans help cost the gap and cover the costs that are not covered by other loan programs.