Florida's Personnel Development Supporting Exceptional Student Education


Financial Assistance


The following links provide information on both state and federal financial assistance programs that are available to educators in Florida.

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The Tuition Support Programs for Exceptional Student Educators, funded by the Florida Department of Education, Bureau of Exceptional Education and Student Services, provide financial support to paraprofessionals earning a bachelor’s degree in special education, educators earning a master’s degree in speech/language pathology, and ESE teachers earning an endorsement in autism, severe/profound, or prekindergarten disabilities.

The Florida Department of Education, Office of Student Financial Assistance serves as a guarantor for the Federal Family Education Loan Program and the administrator of Florida's scholarship and grant programs. 

Information about Florida grants, Fulbright Fellowships, state and federal scholarships and loans, housing assistance, and Florida’s retirement system can be found at Teach in Florida.

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Information, guidance, and tools for federal student assistance can be found on the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Federal Student Aid website.