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.
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, you will be placed into an AUSL-managed school and become an official Chicago Public School teacher and union member.
The starting salary for a Chicago Public School teacher at a Master’s degree level is around $57,000 (plus pension and other benefits).
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).
SUPPORT YOU RECEIVE AS A RESIDENT
All residents receive a scholarship of $20,000 tax-free, paid directly to them to be used towards tuition or living expenses.
Minority Teachers of Illinois (MTI) Scholarship Program
Qualifying residents are eligible for a scholarship of up to $5,000.
Net Cost Calculator
Curious how much of your tuition and living expenses will be covered by your CTR scholarship, university scholarships, and grants? Use our net cost calculator to find out.
*Please note that is this an estimate of your net costs. Upon enrolling into the program you will be provided with financial aid packages to meet your needs. Net cost is determined by the total cost of tuition and living expenses, minus financial aid.
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.
SUPPORT YOU RECEIVE AFTER GRADUATION
Upon graduation, you’ll become a Chicago Public School teacher and a union member for four years post graduation.
Starting salaries for teachers with a Master’s degree is roughly $56,000 and grows incrementally every year.
Income-based Repayment Plans
If your debt is high in comparison to your income, you may qualify for a loan repayment plan based off of your income.