Financial Support

There are a few ways in which candidates can seek financial aide and support for the program.

Colorado Workforce Program
The Colorado Workforce Center is often able to assist candidates in paying a portion of the program fees.  Begin by contacting the local Colorado Workforce Center in your area.

Rural Alternative Licensure Stipend
The Colorado Center for Rural Education and the Colorado Department of Higher Education encourage talented individuals interested in teaching to enroll in an alternative licensure program and work in a rural or small rural school district in Colorado. The Rural Alternative Licensure Stipend (RALS) provides recipients with up to $6,000 to pay for a variety of program-related costs (e.g., Alternative Licensure program-, PRAXIS-, Alternative License-, Initial License-, technology- and travel-related costs). If selected as a RALS Scholar, the recipient will receive half the stipend amount at the start of their alternative licensure program and the remaining half after obtaining an Initial License from the Colorado Department of Education.