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
Federal Financial Aid Application Procedures
To be considered for all federal loans, need-based scholarships, loans, Federal TEACH grant, resident and non-resident tuition waivers and Evergreen Need grants for your 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 preferably apply online at www.fafsa.ed.gov. Priority consideration will be given to applicants whose official FAFSA results are received before March 1, 2015. It is recommended filing by Feb. 13, 2015 even if estimated tax information must be used.
- Applicants must designate The Evergreen State College (code 008155) 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 first come, first-served basis until funds are depleted.
MiT 2015-16 Scholarship and Financial Assistance Awards
April 6, 2015 is the application deadline. Award applications may be submitted after this date, but available funds may be exhausted or very limited. Priority selection is given to admitted and current students, but applicants who have not yet been notified about their admissions status may apply. Award notifications begin after May 1, 2015.
- Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loans: federally-guaranteed, unsubsidized loans obtained through Evergreen up to $20,500 per year
- Federal Direct PLUS Loans for Graduate Students
- Alternative/Private Loans
- Short-term loans up to $400 once a quarter available through the Office of Financial Aid
Evergreen Need Grants
Evergreen offers a limited number of Evergreen Need Grants to graduate students with high need who are residents of Washington. Each award is generally worth $2,700 for the entire year ($900 per quarter). Students who submit their FAFSA by Evergreen's priority deadline (typically March 1), will be more likely to receive the award. No application is needed, and the Financial Aid office will notify you if you receive this award.
Resident and Non-resident Tuition Waivers
Awards to multiple students generally up to one quarter’s worth of tuition at the resident rate. Primary consideration is financial need as determined by FAFSA information.
Evergreen Foundation Graduate Award
Criteria: Primary consideration based on unique life experience that has brought the student to the MiT program and conditions demonstrating a commitment to a career in teaching. Requires letter addressing the criteria be uploaded with MiT Awards Application Form. Awards to several students varying from $200 up to $2,000.
AmeriCorps Education Award
Criteria: Demonstrated commitment to community service and explanation of how AmeriCorps and the Education Award have impacted your desire to attend graduate school. Requires letter addressing the criteria be uploaded with MiT Awards Application Form, and a recommendation from an AmeriCorps supervisor. Awards to several students usually worth one quarter of in-state tuition.
Teacher Education Programs Diversity Scholarship
Criteria: Proven history of involvement with diversity issues and/or a considered plan for addressing diversity issues in one's future classrooms. Secondary consideration to financial need. Requires letter addressing the criteria be uploaded with MiT Awards Application Form. Generally one award of $500.
Judge Fuller Graduate Fellowship
Criteria: Describe how your previous volunteer or work experience; past, current or proposed course of study; and/or career goals in education, public policy, health, welfare, or the environment have benefited or intend to benefit young children living in or near poverty conditions. Explain clearly since the selection committee may not consist of specialists in your field. For second year MiT students. Requires letter addressing the criteria be uploaded with MiT Awards Application Form. Generally one award of $1415.
Evergreen Alumni Association Graduate Scholarship
Criteria: Describe your commitment to your chosen field of study and your reasons for selecting Evergreen for graduate study. Requires letter addressing the criteria be uploaded with MiT Awards Application Form. One award of $1,000.
Hearst Endowment Award for Future Native American Teachers
Criteria: Merit based scholarship for student(s) with a documented commitment to a Native American community and the education of Native American youth. Requires letter addressing the criteria be uploaded with MiT Awards Application Form. Generally three awards worth up to a year of in-state tuition.
Criteria: Primary consideration given to financial need and to applicant's skills in working with the MiT staff. Video productions and editing, data entry, newsletter writing and publication, website maintenance, and general office skills desired. Requires resume addressing skills and work experience be uploaded with MiT Awards Application Form. Generally three awards worth up to $3,000 per year.
Criteria: Primary consideration based on strong academic performance and demonstration of high potential, and/or work experience of the applicant. Research skills are desirable. Requires resume addressing skills and work experience be uploaded with MiT Awards Application Form. Generally one award to a second year MiT student for winter quarter up to $2,000.
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 Evergreen.
Information about the GI Bill is also available at The Department of Veteran's Affairs webpage.
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 Scholarships webpage.
The Financial Aid Information Page at www.finaid.org includes a comprehensive and free scholarship search service.