Financial Aid

Teacher Licensure Program

Students who have already been granted a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution may pursue a teacher licensure. Individuals seeking a teacher licensure must complete an approved Teacher Education Program. Application and requirements for full acceptance are available in the online Teacher Education Program Handbook at wiu.edu/cpep.

Enrollment Requirements

Students who enroll in a teacher licensure program should be aware that they will have restricted financial aid eligibility which will only cover courses that are required and outlined in their teacher licensure degree plan. To be eligible for federal student loans, a student must be enrolled in at least 6 credit hours of teacher licensure coursework. For more loan details, please review our  Federal Direct Loans for Undergraduate Students.

Annual Loan Limits for Teacher Licensure Program Students

Annual loan limits cap the total amount of Federal Direct Loans a student can receive during on academic year (generally fall/spring/summer). Actual loan eligibility will vary based on enrollment.

Dependency (as determined by FAFSA) Base Award (Subsidized/Unsubsidized) Additional Unsubsidized Parent Denied PLUS Loan OR Independent Student
Dependent $5,500 $0 $7,000
Independent $5,500 $2,000 $5,000

Aggregate Loan Limits for Teacher Licensure Program Students

Aggregate loan limits cap the total amount of Federal Direct Loans a student can accumulate. Keep track of your outstanding federal student loans online. Once a student reaches aggregate loan limits, they are no longer eligible to receive federal student loans, and may instead consider a private student loan.

  Maximum for Subsidized Combined Maximum (Sub + Unsub)
Dependent $23,000 $31,000
Independent $23,000 $57,500