Financial aid, in the form of federal student loans and grants, is available to eligible applicants. The financial aid instructions are enclosed with the MATSL application. The MATSL program awards grants to a limited number of students, which are based on both financial need and merit. If you wish to be considered for a grant, you must complete the process of applying for financial aid. Deadline for grant consideration is April 1. We also recommend that you check with your state and regional foreign language associations, some of which offer scholarship funds to teacher members. Finally, some school districts subsidize advanced degrees and/or courses. Check with your district office.