See the Program Costs link for the estimated costs of tuition, fees and books for the Danforth Educational Leadership Program. If you are considering applying for financial aid, we recommend you begin the process early.
UW Financial Aid
FAFSA: If you intend to apply for any need-based scholarships, you will need to file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form. Many agencies granting these scholarships use the FAFSA as an objective determination of financial need and will require you to have the FAFSA already on file in the Office of Student Financial Aid. For priority consideration, your FAFSA must be received by the federal application processor by February 28. Accordingly, we recommend that students mail the form, in the envelope provided, no later than February 15. You can apply on-line at http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/ or request an application from the UW Office of Student Financial Aid: (206) 543-6101. Note: The Office of Student Financial Aid (OSFA) recommends that you submit your tax returns early, so that tax information would be provided in your FAFSA file. If early submission is not possible, submit a best estimate and revise the information later.
College of Education: See the College of Education website for specific information and guidelines for college-based aid, including TA and RA appointmentships.
State-Funded Intern Program
The Washington State Legislature subsidizes the district’s cost of hiring substitute teachers to cover 23 days of administrative internship. All Danforth applicants are urged to apply for this funding. Application packets are available through the central office in your district, or by consulting the AWSP website. You can also link to application information here.
AmeriCorps - Students in Service
The purpose of the Students in Service program is to meet critical community needs by engaging higher education students in service, and fostering within them an ethic of civic responsibility. For more information please visit Students in Service website. Upon successful completion of a term of service, students are eligible for an Education Award (scholarship), which can be applied towards outstanding student loans or the cost of attendance at a college or university.
Grants and Funding Information Service, College of Education
The Grants and Funding Information Service provides help identifying resources for external funding for graduate school applicants, those who have been admitted to graduate school, and current students at the masters and doctoral level at the University of Washington.
While GFIS does not provide search services or money directly to students, it provides guidance (through workshops or individual consultations) in learning searching skills and offers direction as to which resources (print, database, or web-based) might offer students better opportunities of finding useful external funding sources for themselves.
For a list of resources, click here.
For a listing of Collge of Education scholarships,
Please note that Danforth is a self-sustaining (fee-based) program and some of these opportunities may not be applicable.