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:

Training Scholarship

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.

Job Opportunities

Upon graduation, successful graduates are be placed into an AUSL-managed school and become an official Chicago Public School teacher and union member.

Reduced Tuition

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).

Outside Resources

In addition, residents are eligible to apply to a variety of outside scholarships and student loans, including:

Additional Scholarships


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.

University Scholarships

Our residents qualify for university scholarships. DePaul University and National Louis University Financial Aid Departments work with residents to create a customized financial aid packages to fit their needs.

Other Scholarship Opportunities

Check out our list of resources to research other scholarship opportunities.

Student Loans

If you need additional funds to cover living expenses, these federal loans may be available.

Stafford Loans

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.


Don’t forget to fill out the FAFSA to see what federal assistance programs are available to you.

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