SETTW Program Overview
The Illinois Special Education Teacher Tuition Waiver (SETTW) Program encourages current teachers (not certified in a special education discipline) and academically talented students to pursue careers as nonprofit Illinois public, private or parochial preschool, elementary or secondary school teachers in any area of Special Education.
The Illinois SETTW exempts recipients from the payment of tuition and mandatory fees for up to four calendar years at any one of the public four-year colleges in Illinois.
Certified teachers who receive an "approval" through their school district to teach in a special education discipline are considered to be seeking initial certification in a special education discipline and may, therefore, apply for this waiver. Teachers already certified in a special education discipline may not receive the tuition waiver.