Financial Support for Teachers

Zero% Classroom Supply Loan

Rates as low as 0.00%APR¹

Studies show that teachers spend approximately $500 of their own money on classroom supplies. Firstmark Credit Union wants to help local educators with these expenses.

  • Helps cover cost of classroom supplies
  • Loan amounts up to $500
  • 10-month maximum term
  • Processing fee $10 at funding
  • Regular credit criteria apply

Apply For A Zero% Classroom Supply Loan


Pre-Graduation Student Loan

Rates as low as 5.50%APR¹

While student teaching, many students are required to observe or teach full-time and may need additional financial assistance.

  • Helps with day-to-day expenses
  • Loan amounts up to $3,500
  • First payment deferred 45 days
  • 48-month maximum term
  • Regular credit criteria apply

Apply For A Pre-Graduation Student Loan


Teacher Certification Loan

Rates as low as 3.90%APR¹
  • Helps with cost of alternative certification programs
  • Loan amounts up to $5,000
  • First payment deferred 45 days
  • 60-month maximum term
  • Regular credit criteria apply

Apply For A Teacher Certification Loan


Post-Graduation Bridge Loan

Rates as low as 8.50%APR¹

Graduating teachers often need a financial supplement prior to beginning their first
teaching assignment. This loan “bridges” the gap between graduation and drawing a regular teaching salary.

  • Helps with day to day expenses
  • Loan amounts up to $3,500
  • First payment deferred 45 days
  • 36-month maximum term
  • Regular credit criteria apply

Apply For A Post-Graduation Bridge Loan

Teacher Retirement Buy-Back Loan

Rates as low as 7.25%APR¹

This loan is designed for teachers who have taken a leave of absence, moved to a district that does not provide a retirement plan, or did not contribute for a period of time.

  • Loan amounts up to $25,000
  • 60-month maximum term
  • Discounted rate from our standard Signature Loan rates
  • Regular credit criteria apply

Apply For A Teachers Retirement Buy-Back Loan