Graduate Tuition, Financial Aid, and Scholarships

Graduate Tuition Rates for 2016-2017

Graduate tuition rates are among the lowest in the metropolitan area. Tuition and fees incorporate many of the additional or hidden fees that are added on to the cost of graduate education at other institutions. Other conveniences include free parking, on-site finger printing and background checks, and a full-time faculty and staff, providing a high level of service, instruction, and mentoring. We advocate for a transparent and affordable tuition package for your planning convenience and professional plans.

2016-2017* Tuition Rates for Graduate Education Programs

Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT)**
$878.00/sem. hr.

Master of Education (MEd)
$585.00/sem. hr.

Master of Arts (MA) in Education
$585.00/sem. hr.

Master of Arts (MA) in Higher Education & Student Affairs***
$585.00/sem. hr.

Post Baccalaureate Certificate
$585.00/sem. hr

Post Master's Certificate***
$585.00/sem. hr

Doctor of Education (EdD)
$735.00/sem. hr

*Effective Summer 2016-Spring 2017. Tuition rates for 2017-18 will be confirmed in March 2017. One semester hour is equivalent to 1.5 quarter credit hours.
**The MAT program is a cohort model program with set credit hours each semester. The 36 sem. hrs. are divided in the following way: Summer - 10 sem. hrs., Fall - 15 sem. hrs., and Spring - 11 sem. hrs.
***Students enrolled in the MA HESA or Post Master's HESA Certificate programs may be charged a professional tuition fee of $50 per credit when enrolled in Business (BUS) and/or Communication (CST) courses.

Financial Aid for Graduate Students

MAT, MEd, MA, MA HESA, Post Baccalaureate Certificate, Post Master's Certificate and EdD students may be eligible to receive Federal Financial Aid (in the form of student loans). For more eligibility information and to apply for aid, please contact the Office of Financial Aid directly or check out their website. You can also find step-by-step directions for applying for financial aid here.

Scholarships Available to Graduate Students in the School of Education

Scholarship opportunities for Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) candidates:

Scholarship Name Guidelines Application Period More Info/To Apply
MAT Tuition Scholarship Open to all MAT applicants MAT Applicants may apply for this funding once they have submitted their Graduate Application to the Graduate School. Application deadline: May 15, 2017

MAT Scholarship Form

OMAT Scholarship Open to all OMAT applicants OMAT Applicants may apply for this funding once they have submitted their Graduate Application to the Graduate School. Application deadline: May 15, 2017 OMAT Scholarship Form
PACE (Pacific Alliance for Catholic Education) Full-scholarship; Two-year program in which candidates commit to teaching in Catholic schools and living in community with fellow teachers. Application deadline: January 20, 2017 PACE Website
For information, contact Mary Dolan Schulte at
pace@up.edu
Kenneth and Helen Waldroff Endowed Scholarship (applied to Fall tuition) Open to all MAT students. Students must be fully matriculated (met all conditions for final admission) for funding consideration. Application deadline: May 1, 2017 MAT Scholarship Form
Lytle Endowed Scholarship (applied to Fall tuition) Open to all MAT students. Students must be fully matriculated (met all conditions for final admission) for funding consideration. Application deadline: May 1, 2017 MAT Scholarship Form
Noyce Scholars Program at the University of Portland (one-year scholarship of $20,000 award for MAT students interested in STEM education in high need schools) MAT Noyce Scholars will be career-changing STEM with an undergraduate degree in a STEM field. Each MAT Noyce Scholar will be obligated to serve for two years in a high-needs school as a requisite for receiving the scholarship. Prospective scholars must be fully accepted into the Graduate School MAT program with a completed application. Application deadline: March 1, 2017 For more information contact Tisha Morrell (morrell@up.edu) or Stephanie Salomone (salomone@up.edu). Application and information available at up.edu/noyce
Mary Margaret Kirchner Early Childhood Development Education Endowed Scholarship (applied to Fall tuition) MAT students pursuing licensure at the ECE/ELEM authorization level. Students must be fully matriculated (met all conditions for final admission) for funding consideration. Application deadline: May 1, 2017 MAT Scholarship Form
Catlin Gabel Lower School/School of Education Partnership Grant (one-year student teaching placement and internship at Catlin Gabel Lower School in early childhood and elementary classrooms. $5,000.00 stipend) MAT candidates demonstrating significant commitment to professional growth as an educator, a diversity of experiences and a strong academic background. Prospective interns must be fully accepted into the Graduate School MAT program with a completed application. Application deadline: May 1, 2017 Send cover letter and resume to Shirley Loesch, Placement Director, at loesch@up.edu
Military Order of the Purple Heart Endowed Scholarship (applied to Fall tuition) Students pursuing an endorsement in Special Education. Application deadline: August 15, 2016 MAT Scholarship Form
Religious Tuition Discount (multiple recipients, up to 25% in religious discount matching an employer contribution) Any student who serves Catholic churches, church schools, and other Roman Catholic Institutions as a lay minister or educator. Contact financial aid at finaid@up.edu or 503.943.7311 for guidelines Financial Aid Forms
Religious Tuition Discount(multiple recipients, award covers 25% of tuition and fees) Roman Catholic clergy; members of a Roman Catholic Religious order Contact financial aid at finaid@up.edu or 503.943.7311 for guidelines Financial Aid Forms

Financial Aid for Graduate Students

For more eligibility information and to apply for aid, please contact the Office of Financial Aid directly or check out their website. You can also find step-by-step directions for applying for financial aid here. Please also contact your employer to inquire about the possibility of qualifying for professional development and/or tuition assistant.

Scholarship opportunities for Master of Education (MEd) candidates:

Scholarship Name Guidelines Application Period More Info/To Apply
PACE (Pacific Alliance for Catholic Education) Full-scholarship; Two-year program in which candidates commit to teaching in Catholic schools and living in community with fellow teachers. Application deadline: January 20, 2017 PACE Website For information, contact Mary Dolan Schulte at
pace@up.edu
Lytle Endowed Scholarship(applied to Fall tuition) Open to all M.Ed. students. Students must be fully matriculated for funding consideration. Application deadline: May 1, 2017 MEd Scholarship Form
Military Order of the Purple Heart Endowed Scholarship (applied to Fall tuition) Students pursuing an endorsement in Special Education. Application deadline: August 15, 2016 MEd Scholarship Form
Catholic Educator Scholarship (ongoing, awarded on a per-term basis) Available to MEd and post-master's candidates who are currently employed in a PK-12 Catholic school in the Portland Metro area. Candidates must be fully matriculated at time of application. Applicants must reapply each term for funding; priority is given to applicants who have not previously received funding. Application deadline for Spring term is November 15; Deadlines for Summer and Fall are April 15 and August 1, respectively. First-time applicants:Catholic Educator Tuition Scholarship Application Form Re-application: Catholic Educator Tuition Scholarship Re-Application
Religious Tuition Discount (up to 25% in religious discount matching an employer contribution) Any student who serves Catholic churches, church schools, and other Roman Catholic Institutions as a lay minister or educator.

Contact financial aid at finaid@up.edu or 503.943.7311 for guidelines

Financial Aid Forms
Religious Tuition Discount (award covers 25% of tuition and fees) Roman Catholic clergy; members of a Roman Catholic Religious order Contact financial aid at finaid@up.edu or 503.943.7311 for guidelines Financial Aid Forms

Financial Aid for Graduate Students

For more eligibility information and to apply for aid, please contact the Office of Financial Aid directly or check out their website. You can also find step-by-step directions for applying for financial aid here. Please also contact your employer to inquire about the possibility of qualifying for professional development and/or tuition assistant.

Scholarship opportunities for Post Master's Certificate candidates in Education:

Scholarship Name Guidelines Application Period More Info/To Apply
John F. Sonnhalter Endowed Scholarship in Education (applied to Fall tuition) Post master Initial Administrator License (IAL) candidates. Candidates must be fully matriculated at time of application. Application deadline: August 15, 2016 Post Master Tuition Scholarship Application Form
Military Order of the Purple Heart Endowed Scholarship (applied to Fall tuition) Post master students in Special Education. Candidates must be fully matriculated at time of application. Application deadline: August 15, 2016 Post Master Tuition Scholarship Application Form
Catholic Educator Scholarship (ongoing, awarded on a per-term basis) Available to M.Ed. and post-master's candidates who are currently employed in a PK-12 Catholic school in the Portland Metro area. Candidates must be fully matriculated at time of application. Applicants must reapply each term for funding; priority is given to applicants who have not previously received funding. Application deadline for Spring term is November 15; Deadlines for Summer and Fall are April 15 and August 1, respectively. First-time applicants: Catholic Educator Tuition Scholarship Application Form
Re-application:
Catholic Educator Tuition Scholarship Re-Application
Religious Tuition Discount (multiple recipients, up to 25% in religious discount matching an employer contribution) Any student who serves Catholic churches, church schools, and other Roman Catholic Institutions as a lay minister or educator. Contact financial aid at finaid@up.edu or 503.943.7311 for guidelines Financial Aid Forms
Religious Tuition Discount (award covers 25% of tuition and fees) Roman Catholic clergy; members of a Roman Catholic Religious order Contact financial aid at finaid@up.edu or 503.943.7311 for guidelines Financial Aid Forms

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