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Answers to Frequently Asked Questions

Answers to Frequently Asked Questions Financial Supports

What is Need-Based Financial Support?

Teach For America offers all corps members a baseline support of $5K to assist with the transitional costs of joining the corps. We recognize that there may be additional financial need for some corps members as they make this transition. Financial packages of no-interest loans and grants are designed to assist with these additional transitional costs including, but not limited to:

* Testing and certification fees
* Travel to the region where you will teach
* Relocation expenses

Packages are provided during Pre-Service Training and are based on an applicant's demonstrated need, cost of moving, and cost of living expenses in your assigned region before receiving your first paycheck. Need-based grants and loans are not intended to offset credit card debt, student loan or tuition payments, or any car-related costs.

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