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

Applications for School of Education scholarships are available in February on the UW-Madison, School of Education Scholarships website. The deadline for applications to be submitted is usually late March. Scholarship recipients celebrate their awards at our fall awards and honors banquet.

The School of Education offers three scholarships for graduate students pursuing their Secondary Education certification.  These include:

  • The James B. and Susan Solie Patterson Student Awards
  • The Zinns Estate-Rowland W. Zinns Scholarship
  • The Juanita S. Sorenson Scholarship

Federal Student Aid

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

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.

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