Financing your Graduate Education

Financing your graduate education is one of the critical factors when considering a graduate program. You want to ensure that you are getting the most out of your investment. Most graduate students at the Morgridge College of Education (MCE) require financial support to pay for their educational expenses. MCE awards more than $14 million annually in student financial assistance which includes various types of awards. Unlike student loans, these awards do not have to be repaid.


2019-20 Tuition costs 4 Credits/Quarter 8 Credits/Quarter 12-18 Credits/ Quarter
Tuition Per Quarter $5,704 $11,408 $17,112
Annual Tuition* $17,112 $34,224 $51,336


2020-21 Tuition Costs

Visit the Morgridge College of Education’s Graduate Financial Aid page for the Cost of Attendance for the Curriculum and Instruction M.A., Ed.D. and Ph.D. programs.

MCE Dean’s Scholarship

  • Awarded to all students.  No separate application necessary.
  • Amount varies by program and merit.
  • Between $10,000 and $50,000 total over the course of your degree.
Graduate Teaching/Research Assistantships (GTA/GRA)

  • Selected by each department/program chair.
  • Candidates are selected based on needed skill sets.
  • See your academic advisor for more information.
Gift and Endowed Scholarships

  • Over 40 donor-funded awards.  Many awards cover multiple students.
  • Between $500 and $10,000 per year.
  • Your MCE application automatically ensures you are considered for all applicable awards.
Grant Awards and Fellowships

  • Many of these opportunities open at the start of each academic year.
  • See your academic advisor for more information.
Other Assistantships and Employment Opportunities

There are a variety of assistantships and student employment opportunities available to Morgridge students. These positions are offered from sources including those within MCE’s academic units, administrative departments, Kenney Institute for Educational Success, Marsico Institute for Early Learning & Literacy, and the Institute for the Development of Gifted Education. All available positions can be found here.


For prospective students, contact: Admissions Office
For admitted and current students, contact:

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