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How will I make it to my first paycheck?

Most corps members receive their first paycheck between late August and late September depending on regional assignment. In an effort to ensure that qualified candidates from all economic situations are able to join the corps, we offer need-based financial aid to help you make it to your first paycheck.

Funding is awarded at the beginning of training and may be used for:

  • Reimbursement for travel costs to training including regional orientation
  • Personal and moving expenses (e.g., deposits on apartments)
  • Necessary coursework, testing, and district-processing fees

We cover most major expenses during training, including housing and food, which is also covered for one to two weeks during regional orientation, if applicable.