Tuition, Aid, & Funding
Graduate tuition in our college follows the University’s general graduate tuition rates. Part-time enrollment is 3 to 5 credits per semester, and full-time enrollment is 6 to 14 credits per semester. Individual courses are typically 2 to 3 credits each, and each program has its own course and credit requirements. Departmental masters degrees and certificates follow a different tuition rate.
Program Credit Total Ranges
Please check with individual programs for specific course and credit requirements and totals; the ranges below are only guidelines.
- Doctoral program credit range: 60 to 102 credits
- Masters program credit range: 30 to 60 credits
- Certificate credit range: 12 to 25 credits
Tuition Reciprocity Programs
The University has tuition reciprocity agreements with Wisconsin, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Manitoba. If you are a resident of one of these states or Canadian province, you may qualify for tuition rates lower than non-resident rates and, in some cases, comparable to resident tuition rates.
Reciprocity is not automatic, and you must apply beforehand. More information about reciprocity is at the University’s One Stop Student Services site.
Assistantships, Fellowships, Scholarships, and Financial Aid
- Teaching and Research Assistantships
- Graduate assistantships grant tuition benefits based on factors including appointment percentage (12.5% to 50%) and job classification. After you have been admitted to a program, you may apply for assistantships.
- Fellowships and Grants
- University-wide fellowships and grants are administered through the Graduate School, and are based on merit. Unlike teaching or research assistantships, grants generally do not require a student to work.
- CEHD offers college-specific fellowships and scholarships to both incoming and current graduate students.
- CEHD offers college-specific funding to students pursuing teacher licensure through our initial licensure/M.Ed. programs.
- Privately-funded aid for students in education and human development fields is also available.
- Financial Aid
- Onestop Student Services covers the basics of financial aid including application (through the FAFSA), eligibility and award notification, and sources of aid.
- Grants and Loan Forgiveness for Teachers
- If you intend to teach a high-need subject in a school serving low-income families, you may be eligible for a federal TEACH Grant. Certain loans and circumstances also qualify for forgiveness programs.