MiT Costs and Financial Aid
In addition to being an affordable Master’s program, financial aid is available to help you cover the costs of your degree.
Costs per year
The Washington State Legislature and the Evergreen Board of Trustees set the rate of tuition annually. Tuition is subject to change without notice. The rates below are the estimated costs for an academic year (Fall, Winter, and Spring quarters only).
|2017-18 Estimated Costs||Resident||Non-resident|
|Books and supplies||$1,200||$1,200|
|Parking pass (optional)||$150||$150|
You will need to pay these costs only once during your time in the Master in Teaching program.
|One-time Cost Description||Cost|
|Total one-time costs||$540.00|
|Washington State Patrol identification and criminal history check||Year One||$81.00|
|Application for teacher certificate||Year Two||$74.00|
|Master's project binding fee (optional)||Year Two|
|Graduation fee||Year Two||$25.00|
|Teacher Performance Assessment (edTPA)||Year Two||$300.00|
See Registration and Records for information about establishing or documenting residency.
MiT aims to support all students who have financial need. To do so, Evergreen offers loans, grants, scholarships, awards, tuition waivers, and work-study positions that can help offset the cost of tuition.
Most aid is need-based and requires filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by following the process on the Financial Aid Website. Evergreen’s financial aid priority deadline is February 1, meaning your official FAFSA must be received AND processed by the Federal Processor no later than February 1. Your FAFSA cannot be rejected by the Processor for any reason to be considered official, and must include Evergreen’s school code 008155. While FAFSA forms can be filled out after this deadline, applicants may not qualify for as much aid as on-time filers.
We recommend submitting your FAFSA by January 25, 2018.
Your financial aid package is based on the total cost of attendance, which includes tuition, campus fees, loan fees, books and supplies, estimated transportation, and living expenses based on calculations developed by the Financial Aid office. Depending on your situation, you can also appeal to increase your cost of attendance, thus increasing your financial aid.
MiT students typically qualify for up to a $20,500 unsubsidized federal loan based on financial need every academic year. To qualify, complete the FAFSA by following the process on the Financial Aid website.
If you still have additional unmet need after receiving any grants and scholarships and the federal unsubsidized loan, you may also qualify for a Graduate PLUS Loan and/or a private 'alternative' loan. Loans vary in interest from 5% to 12% and may offer certain deferment options. The Financial Aid office also has Short-Term Emergency loans of up to $400 per quarter. See the Financial Aid website's "Loans" page for more information.
Evergreen Need Grant—Special Funding for Washington Residents
Evergreen’s Financial Aid office offers a limited number of Evergreen Need Grants to graduate students with high need who are Washington residents. Only students who submit their FAFSA by the February 1 priority deadline will be considered. No application is needed, and the Financial Aid office notifies recipients directly .
Funding for Military Veterans and Families
Evergreen’s Veterans Resource Center offers financial aid information for veterans and their families. In addition, veterans who apply to MiT may have their application fee waived.
MiT sponsored Scholarships, Awards, Work-study
- You must complete the FAFSA to be considered for any need-based aid. Not all MiT aid is need-based.
Complete the Evergreen 2018 MiT Financial Assistance Application form (available January 5, 2018) to be considered for any of the following types of aid.
- Each award has its own requirements for specific materials, such as a letter of intent, resume, or letters of recommendation. Click on the title below of each Award for complete details about that award's criteria and documentation to submit.
Deadline: April 9, 2018. Awards applications may be submitted after this date, but available funds may be exhausted or very limited. Notification of awards begins in early May.
| Work Study|
Amount: Based on work-study funding at $13.50 per hour.
Special funding for students able to assist MiT program staff with projects. Generally 3 positions available.
| Tuition Waivers|
Amount: Non-residents up to 1/3 of non-resident tuition; residents up to one quarter of tuition.
Awarded based on demonstrated financial need.
| Teacher Education Programs Diversity Scholarship|
Amount: Approx. $500 distributed to one or more MiT students.
|History of involvement with diversity issues and/or a considered plan for addressing diversity issues in their future classrooms.|
| Judge Fuller Graduate Fellowship|
Second Year MiT student with past experience and future plans related to helping young children living in or near poverty conditions.
| Hearst Endowment Award for Future Native American Teachers|
Amount: Up to one year's tuition dependent on number of qualified applicants
Commitment to a Native American community and the education of Native American youth. American Indian or Alaskan Native heritage identified on MiT application.
| Graduate Assistantship|
Amount: Up to $2,000
Working with MiT staff to complete program projects.
| Evergreen Foundation Graduate Awards|
Amount: Approx. $8,750 distributed among new and current students
|Commitment to a career in teaching.|
| Evergreen Alumni Association Graduate Award|
Demonstrated commitment to teaching as a career.
| AmeriCorps Education Award|
Amount: Up to one quarter of resident tuition
Commitment to community service through documented participation with AmeriCorps.