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Initial Payment 

Due upon signing a teaching contract.

Must be paid by cashier's check or money order in order to officially start the Two Year Alternative Licensure Program. (non-refundable)

1st Year 

Due monthly in payments of $250 September-April in the 1st year of teaching. 

2nd Year 

Due monthly in payments of $250 September-April,

 in  the 2nd year of teaching. 

Fees for the program are described below.  The total program cost is $6000

*Please note: This program does not qualify for Financial Aid. 

Each semester must be paid in full to be eligible to enter the next semester. 

First year fees must be paid by June 15th in order to enter the second year.

Second year fees must be paid in full prior to completion of the program.


BILLING: $2000.00 is due upon signing teaching contract. This fee is non-refundable and only payable by cashier’s check or money order.


Billing may be through either of the following options:

  • Payroll deduction (if school district participates) or monthly submission by personal check or money order

  • ERR Grant.  You must pay the down payment and then apply for the Grant. Find more information here.


Other fees will be incurred during the two year program such as:

  • $30.00 application fee submitted along with program application (payable by a cashier’s check or money order to PPBOCES/2YALP)

  • CDE Authorization: Alternative License application, called “Teacher” $90.00/$110.00 (out of state applicants)

  • The total cost of our program includes textbooks.  We will give you or you will borrow all of the literature needed for the program requirements. 

Returned check charge:  $35.00

Field Coach Observation Re-do: $125.00

Lost Book Fee: Market Price


*Fees are subject to change


Making it More Affordable 

We understand that cost can be a big barrier for many of our students. Our friends at TEACH Colorado are dedicated to reducing the costs associated with becoming a teacher. Specifically: 

  • Get $100 back on any application-related expenses 

  • Enter to win a $1,000 scholarship towards your tuition


To be eligible for these financial perks, all you need to do is create a TEACH Colorado account before submitting your 2YALP application. Sign up here!

Apply for the ERR Financial Assistance Grant to cover your program expenses.

 For more information visit: Educator Recruitment and Retention Program | CDE (  The 2023-2024 application will open in July. 



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