Financing your Degree

In addition to undergraduate and graduate financial aid opportunities, students in education have several unique opportunities to finance their studies.

Wagner College Scholarships

Wagner College’s Department of Education is fortunate to have many scholarships specifically dedicated to supporting students enrolled in our programs.  Each year, students in good standing are assessed for available scholarships for which they might qualify.  The Admissions and Financial Aid Offices identify these opportunities and connect strong candidates to these scholarships.

Loan Forgiveness for Teachers Working in High-Need Areas

Several New York City and federal programs exist to provide loan forgiveness or scholarships for teachers who work in high-need areas.
New York City loan forgiveness opportunities

Federal opportunities

Substitute Teaching

Individuals who hold a bachelors degree are eligible to apply for a substitute teaching license, providing opportunities to work in schools on a per diem basis, which can pay from $75 to $150 a day, depending on the school district. In New York City, current substitute teacher policies are available.

The program also provides some substitute teaching opportunities for individuals selected to student teach with members of our leadership cohort.  If selected, you have opportunities to lead classes within your student teaching placement classrooms more regularly by substituting when the leadership candidate is visiting other schools.

Graduate Assistantships

Many departments at Wagner College employ graduate assistants (GAs), who work 20 hours a week and receive significant tuition remission.  The Education Department has several GAs, and if positions are open we post them here.  We directly interview prospective candidates who have applied both to the Department and the College.

Work Study

The Education Department is working with the Office of Financial Aid to explore and develop work study opportunities serving schools and community-based organizations through literacy and mathematics tutoring. These positions may provide additional work study supports for select students; please contact the Education Department for details.