Project Pace Program Costs

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    Project Pace Fees

     Project Pace Fees:
    check Transcript Evaluation Fee -- A $40.00 nonrefundable transcript evaluation fee is required for all transcript evaluations. A check or money order is acceptable. No cash or credit cards.
    check Pre-Assignment Preparation Fee -- Upon program acceptance, the candidate must pay just $295.00, a nonrefundable pre-assignment preparation fee, to secure their seat in the program. Fee includes books, on line book study, TExES preparation sessions, and summer training
    red check Internship Fee -- For candidates who successfully secure employment during the current school year. The internship fee of $4,625.00 will be deducted from intern’s checking account on a monthly basis throughout the internship year. Fee includes TExES preparation sessions, ongoing training, and mentorship.

    What are the Program Fees for 2017-2018?


    Application Fee (due at time of application)   



    Pre-Service Training Fee

    ($295 at admission; due before summer training)  


    TEA Technology Fee

    (Due at admission)


    Internship Fee

    Note: For candidates who successfully obtain employment during the school year; fee includes professional development, multiple support services, online course modules, materials, and technical support. This fee may be payroll deducted on a prorated monthly basis during the program year.




    Total Cost

    **All fees are non-refundable and subject to change

    Note: Extension Fee $2,000 





    TEA / ETS/ Other Related Services Fees 

     TB TestClinic Fee
    Test Fees
    $131 Test (fee per test)
    * National Criminal Background Check
    $37.75 (ECOS FastPass + $10.00 Morpho Trust)
    Probationary Certificate
    $ 52.00
    Standard Certificate 
    $ 77.00
    *TEA receives the fingerprinting results 5 - 7 business days after the fingerprint appointment.


    Is Financial Aid Available?


    1. College Access Loan Program:

    The College Access Loan Program provides alternative educational loans to Texas students enrolled in an alternative certification program who are unable to meet the cost of attendance. The CAL may be used to cover part or all of the student's Expected Family Contribution (EFC); students do not have to demonstrate financial need. This loan program is part of the Hinson-Hazlewood College Student Loan Program administered by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB)

    This federally funded program is designed to assist military personnel and veterans transition to a new career as a public school teacher. Through a network of national, state, and regional offices, participants receive guidance counseling, and provide funding to eligible participants to help pay for their certification programs and incentive bonuses for those who teach at high-needs schools.