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 Teacher Education M.A. and Dual Undergraduate-Graduate 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.
Federal TEACH Grant


  • Up to $17,500 in principle and interest loan forgiveness.
  • Must teach for 5 consecutive years in low-income elementary or secondary school.
  • Learn more here.

  • Forgiveness of remaining loan balances after 120 qualifying monthly payments.
  • Must be employed by government or not-for-profit organization.
  • Learn more here.
Urban teacher fellowship

  • Available for Teacher Education Students Only.
  • Up to 70% tuition discount.
  • Learn more here.

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

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