Eligibility and Financial Aid


Eligible WW Academy applicants include current undergraduates, recent college graduates, and career changers who have majored in, or have earned 30 or more college-level credits in, one or more of the STEM fields (science, technology, engineering, math). 

In addition, all WW Academy applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • demonstrate a commitment to teaching and learning and the WW Academy and its goals;
  • have U.S. citizenship or permanent residency;
  • have attained, or expect to attain by June 30, 2019, a bachelor’s degree from an accredited U.S. college or university or its international equivalent (Note: Undergraduate degrees earned outside the U.S. are accepted if an approved credential evaluator declares the degree equivalent to an earned U.S. bachelor’s degree); and
  • have preferably attained a cumulative undergraduate grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale (Note: Candidates who can demonstrate excellence through other avenues will also be considered. All applications are considered in their entirety and selection is based on merit).


Financial Aid

The Woodrow Wilson Academy of Teaching and Learning Trustees Fellowship covers the entire tuition cost of program for candidates entering the degree program in 2019.

The Trustees Fellowship removes financial barriers for the best and brightest to become high school science or math teachers.

This includes recent college graduates with a biology, chemistry or mathematics degree; those working in a STEM industry who want to move into teaching; those currently teaching (secondary or college level) without their master’s in education.

The Fellowship deadline is May 1, 2019.

Are there other costs? Click here for an estimated cost of attendance. For more information about ways to offset cost of living expenses while you’re pursuing your master’s degree, please contact Neema Ndiba.


Loan Forbearance

WW Academy teacher candidates may request loan forbearance on existing student loans. To learn more about loan forbearance, click here, and to find out whether this would be an option for you, consult your loan provider.


Questions about your eligibility or financial assistance?

Email Neema Ndiba at [email protected]


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