Master in Teaching

MiT Financial Aid

Both Federal, need-based financial aid and limited campus-based financial aid are available to MiT students. This page provides a brief description of financial aid available to students admitted to the Master in Teaching program.

For details about Federal, need-based financial aid, including FAFSA forms and the most current information about federal financial aid, contact:

Office of Financial Aid
Library Building, Room 1218
(360) 867-6205

MiT 2014-15 Scholarship and Financial Assistance Awards 

The application packet for 2014-15 is now available.

Here is the MiT Scholarship and Financial Assistance Awards  Application Packet (PDF)
The application packet is also available by contacting MiT Advisor Maggie Foran via email or call (360) 867-6559.

For priority consideration, requests should be submitted to the MiT Advisor's Office by April 7, 2014.

Additional Information

Federal Financial Aid Application Procedures

To be considered for all federal, need-based scholarships, loans, tuition waivers and financial aid packages, you must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the appropriate academic year and submit it by mail to the federal processing center, or apply online at Priority consideration will be given to applicants whose official FAFSA results are received before March 1, 2014.

  • Applicants must designate The Evergreen State College among the colleges to receive copies of the Student Aid Report (SAR).
  • Student loan application information will be sent to successful applicants with their award notices.
  • Campus-based financial aid is awarded to admitted, eligible Master in Teaching students on a firstcome, first-served basis until funds are depleted.

Award Categories:

Federal and Local Graduate Studies Awards

Student Loans
(available through the Office of Financial Aid)

  • Federal Direct Loans:  Federally-guaranteed, subsidized and/or unsubsidized loans obtained through Evergreen.
  • Emergency, short-term loans: Available through the Office of Financial Aid for eligible students who have short-term cash-flow needs.

Master in Teaching (Campus-Based) Financial Assistance

Opportunities for scholarship assistance are limited. The following descriptions give a brief overview of some of the opportunities. To be considered for MiT Scholarship and Financial Assitance Awards, you must download, fill out and return the scholarships and financial assistance awards application packet (PDF) to Maggie Foran. Notification of awards begins after May 1st, 2014.

The Evergreen State College Foundation Graduate Awards

A limited number of partial scholarships and fellowships are awarded to eligible Master in Teaching students through The Evergreen State College Foundation. Primary consideration is based on unique life experience and commitment to teaching. Financial need, as determined by the Financial Aid Office, is also a consideration.

The Evergreen State College Alumni Association Graduate Scholarship

Awarded annually to one MiT student committed to his/her chosen field of study. Secondary consideration is given for financial need.

AmeriCorps Education Award

Designed for AmeriCorps volunteers who have received the full education award. The award generally offers a student the equivalent of one quarter of resident tuition.

Teacher Education Programs Diversity Scholarship

Designed for students who have a proven history of involvement with diversity issues or a considered plan for addressing diversity issues in their future classrooms. Secondary consideration is given for financial need.

Washington Resident Tuition Waivers

Based on financial need, tuition waivers usually cover the cost of full-time resident tuition for one or more quarters for state residents.

Non-Resident Tuition Waivers

Approximately $7000 to be distributed to two non-residents based on demonstrated financial need. Waivers require only filing a FAFSA form.

Graduate Assistantships

Depending on available funding, the Master in Teaching program provides one or two graduate students with part-time employment assisting in administrative and academically related activities.


For Master in Teaching students eligible for work-study, there are usually three work-study awards available to assist MiT faculty and staff with program functions.

Evergreen Sustainability Fellowship

Evergreen Sustainability Fellowship supports Evergreen graduate students who are interested in environmental sustainability issues. 

Veterans and Survivors,  Dependents, Spouses of Veterans

Evergreen's Office of Veteran's Affairs has lots of information about financial aid and how it applies to your studies at Evergeen.
More information is also available at The Department of Verteran's Affairs under the GI Bill.
The Evergreen State College's programs of study are approved by the Washington State Higher Education Coordinating Board for enrollment of persons eligible to receive educational benefits under Title 38 and Title 10 USC.

Other Funding Sources

Some donor-designated scholarships and fellowships are awarded by organizations and agencies not connected with The Evergreen State College. Information on some external scholarships is available on the Evergreen's Financial Aid webpage ( financialaid/resources.htm).

The federal government has conditional TEACH grants for prospective teachers planning to teach in shortage areas of math, science, special education, foreign languages, reading, Bilingual Education and English Language Acquisition.

The Financial Aid Information Page at includes a comprehensive and free scholarship search service.