Assumption Program of Loans for Education APLE

The Assumption Program of Loans for Education (APLE) is a competitive teacher incentive program designed to encourage outstanding students, district interns, and currently credentialed teachers to seek and teach in specified K-12 teaching positions in designated California public schools.

The 2013-14 Budget Act does not authorize any new APLE allocations (applications) for this year. This change also impacts the District Interns Program and the Credentialed Teachers Program.

The California Student Aid Commission (Commission) will continue to process paperwork and payments for existing APLE participants (2011-12 academic year and prior), including participants in the APLE District Interns Program and APLE Credentialed Teachers Program.

The APLE programs for students, district interns and credentialed teachers remain in state statute; therefore, the Commission will continue to maintain this informational Website for the use of existing loan assumption program participants.

1. Assumption Program of Loans for Education (APLE) for Current Participants Nominated By a COLLEGE

This APLE program is for students who apply while they are pursuing a teaching credential, who are nominated by their postsecondary school of attendance, and who are willing to become teachers in:

  • subject areas where a critical teacher shortage has been identified, or
  • designated schools that meet criteria established by the Superintendent of Public Instruction.
  • MyAPLE - to manage your APLE account once you’ve been accepted as a participant in the program

2. APLE for Current Participants Nominated By A DISTRICT INTERN PROGRAM

Applicants must be approved to participate in a District Intern Program approved by the Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) and leading to a full teaching credential; they must be nominated by their District Office and agree to become teachers in critical teacher shortage areas or designated schools.

3. APLE For Current Participants Nominated By their County Office of Education

This program is for participants who did not apply to the APLE program as an undergraduate student and who already had a credential PRIOR to applying for the APLE for Credentialed Teachers program. It is for participants who, at the time they applied for the program, were employed as credentialed teachers at a K-12 California public school that is ranked in the lowest 20 percentile on the Academic Performance Index (API). Participants were nominated by their County Office of Education, and agreed to continue teaching at a K-12 California public school that is ranked in the lowest 20 percentile on the API.