For the current per course tuition rate, go to the Treasurer's Office page. Look under "Special Academic Programs" for "Education 5th Year PB."
Students enrolled at least half-time in coursework required for elementary or secondary teacher certification or recertification in the state of Pennsylvania may borrow from the Federal Direct Stafford Program. Parents of dependent applicants enrolled in this coursework may borrow from the Federal Direct PLUS Loan Program. Optional courses that the student elects to take for professional recognition or advancement and other courses not required for certification, do not qualify.
Information about Stafford Loans is available here: http://www.brynmawr.edu/sfs/types/undergraduate.html#UGFEDSTAFFORD
For state-required teacher certification coursework, the maximum subsidized and unsubsidized amount students may borrow is $5,500. Students who meet the definition of an independent student or a dependent undergraduate whose parents cannot obtain a PLUS, may borrow additional unsubsidized loans up to a maximum of $7,000.
No additional unsubsidized loan amount is available to dependent undergraduate students who are enrolled in teacher certification coursework (except for dependent undergraduates whose parents cannot obtain PLUS). Graduate and professional students are still eligible for subsidized loans for preparatory and teacher certification coursework.
To apply for the Federal Direct Stafford Loan, complete the online version of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at www.FAFSA.gov using Bryn Mawr College code #003237. You and a custodial parent (if you are a dependent) must sign your online FAFSA with a Personal Identification Number (PIN). Bryn Mawr encourages you to use the IRS Data Retrieval Process (IRDT) to simplify federal income tax data verification. Please visit the Student Financial Services website for more information regarding verification. Report social security numbers and legal names correctly. Without them the U.S. Department of Education cannot process your results.
Information about the Federal Direct PLUS Loans (Parent Loan for Undergraduate Students) is available here:
To apply for the Federal Direct PLUS Loan, parents of dependent students, complete the online version of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid using Bryn Mawr College code #003237
Sources from which Bryn Mawr Students have borrowed private alternative loans in the past are listed here: http://www.brynmawr.edu/sfs/types/undergraduate.html#UGPRIVATELOANS
Students with a baccalaureate degree or who have completed all requirements for a baccalaureate degree without accepting the degree are not eligible for a Bryn Mawr grant.
If you plan to apply for a Federal Direct Stafford Loan as a 5th year education student, please contact Ethel Desmarais, Director of Student Financial Services, at (610) 526-5245 to ensure that the application process goes smoothly.