Financial Aid and Scholarships for Teacher Education Majors
The Financial Aid Office at SUNY Plattsburgh is your first stop for information about financial assistance at both the undergraduate and graduate level.
The Financial Aid Office processes over $55 million in financial assistance each academic year. Aid is offered from federal, state, institutional and private programs. In order to be determined for financial aid eligibility, including student loans, students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) once each year.
For more information on financial aid opportunities at SUNY Plattsburgh, please visit the Financial Aid Office website.
Scholarships for Undergraduate and Graduate Students
The Teacher Education Unit has a number of scholarships available to both undergraduate and graduate education majors.
Undergraduate applications for scholarships are generally due in the Teacher Education Unit Administrative Office (Room 302 Sibley) in March of each year.
Plan to stop by the office in early February for more information and an application form.
To qualify, undergraduate students must meet the following qualifications:
- be enrolled as an education major with at least a junior standing,
- have completed at least 30 hours on the Plattsburgh State campus by May,
- have a minimum overall GPA of 3.0, and
- demonstrate potential for leadership in education.
Graduate Assistantships and Fellowships
For graduate students, SUNY Plattsburgh offers approximately 25 graduate assistantships each year and up to 5 graduate diversity fellowships.
Graduate Assistantships: For information and details about graduate assistantships, please refer to web.plattsburgh.edu/gradassist/ or call Graduate Admissions at (800) 723-9515 or (518) 564-4723. All assistantships have a February 15 application deadline for the fall semester. Students who are awarded an assistantship must also apply for TAP.
Graduate Diversity Fellowships: U.S. citizens or permanent residents who will contribute to the diversity of the student body are eligible to apply by February 15. The fellowships are available to new applicants to SUNY Plattsburgh’s graduate programs. Full-time enrollment (12 credits) is required. Stipend amounts are determined by the campus and depend on annual funding from New York State. Applications are available in the Plattsburgh Graduate Admissions Office.
Questions, Comments, Suggestions?
If you would like to learn more about our programs in special education at SUNY Plattsburgh, please contact:
Heidi Schnackenberg, Ph.D.
Program Area Coordinator, Master of Science in Education Programs
Office: Sibley Hall 309
Phone: (518) 564-5143
Fax: (518) 564-2149
Cynthia McCarty, MSED, SDA
Lecturer, Teacher Education Unit
Program Leader, BSMSED/Masters in Special Education
Office: Sibley Hall 200B
Phone: (518) 564-5131