Financial Aid and Scholarships

Program Cost

The program consists of two full-time summer sessions and two full-time academic semesters (fall and spring). Graduate tuition charges can be found on the Tuition and Fees page of the Graduate School website.

School of Education Scholarships

The first phase of Applications for School of Education scholarships are available in mid-January on the UW-Madison, School of Education Scholarships website, through the Wisconsin Scholarship Hub (WISH) The deadline for applications is February 28.

Additional funding opportunities may come online in early April. Details will be available at a later time

Scholarship recipients celebrate their awards at our fall awards and honors banquet.

In phase one, the School of Education offers scholarships for graduate students pursuing their Secondary Education certification.  These include:

Federal Student Aid

You may be eligible for Federal Student Aid; submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to learn more.

We encourage applicants to complete this application.  The FAFSA information is also used to determine a candidate’s financial need for some of the other scholarship opportunities as well.

TEACH Grants

Federal TEACH Grants are available to teacher education students who are admitted to a “high-need” teacher-education program and who meet specific academic requirements. English as a Second Language is one of the designated “high-need” areas. Applicants for TEACH grants also must score above the 75th percentile on a nationally-normed admissions test or have earned at least a 3.25 cumulative GPA. Students who become eligible for the program via GPA must earn a 3.25 GPA to maintain eligibility.

All TEACH Grant recipients must meet a service requirement after completing their teacher-preparation program. For more details, see the UW-Madison TEACH Grant Guidelines.

Student Loan Forgiveness

You may be eligible for loan forgiveness for your service as a teacher. To learn more about loan forgiveness or cancellation, please check the Loan Forgiveness page on the Federal Student Aid website.

Teacher Pledge

All students in Master of Science in Curriculum and Instruction (Secondary Education degree) are eligible for the Teacher Pledge Program. Pledge to work at a Wisconsin pre-kindergarten through 12th-grade school for three to four years after graduation. The School of Education pledges to pay the equivalent of in-state tuition and fees, testing and licensing costs through a loan forgiveness program. Learn more about the Teacher Pledge

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