Offices & Directories

Loan Forgiveness & Loan Repayment

Assumption Program of Loans for Education (APLE)
The APLE is a state-funded competitive teacher-incentive program administered by the California Student Aid Commission. The APLE program is designed to encourage outstanding students to become teachers and serve in critical teacher shortage areas in California public elementary and secondary schools. Under the provisions of the APLE program, the commission may assume up to $11,000 in outstanding educational loan balances. (Preliminary Teacher Credential candidates only.)

For more information, contact the School of Education or visit the California Student Aid Commission Website for APLE.

Loan Cancellation/Deferment Options for Teachers
If you are a teacher serving in a low-income or subject-matter shortage area, it might be possible for you to cancel or defer your student loans. For more information on how to qualify for this program, please contact your lender or visit the Federal Student Aid website.


Quiet the Mind
meditation room

The University’s Meditation Room opened in 2007 and is one of the first “contemplative classroom” spaces in the country.

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