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Tuition & Aid

Along with tuition, there are other factors that add to overall costs of your graduate education. Included in your assessment of what your graduate degree will ultimately cost should be tuition, fees and general attendance costs. Your ability to secure financial aid is an important consideration.

Tuition and Fees are due the first week of classes.

Tuition not covered by your financial aid must be paid in full unless you enroll in an the online payment plan. Payment plans are automatic and are interest free.

Graduate School of Education Tuition 2022-2023

Tuition

Per Credit $650
CAL-TPA-Per Assessment $150
Technology Fee (per semester) $50
CALAPA Fee $425

General University Fees

Late registration fee $100
Returned check fee $40
Stop payment fee $50
Late payment fee $100
Transcript fee (per copy) $10
Payment Plan (enrollment only) $50
$37
billion in federal loan dollars is allocated to graduate students each year
37%
of federal student loan $ is borrowed by graduate students
46.7%
of federal student loan debt belongs to graduate student borrowers

Cost of Attendance

Along with tuition, graduate students should estimate the overall cost of completing an academic year - or the Cost of Attendance (COA) - in the GSOE program.

COA includes:

  • Direct costs (tuition and fees)
  • Indirect costs (books, supplies, room and board, personal and transportation costs)
  • Health Insurance (TUC requires participation in the TUC's Student Health Insurance Plan – SHIP – unless you are approved to be waived out of the program.

The COA – or student budget – not only lets you see the big picture costs of your degree but also serves to determine your financial needs and the amount of aid (federal loans and scholarships) for which you may qualify. Your COA, and subsequent financial aid eligibility, is determined and calculated based on the academic semester.

Your COA will vary based on your concentration and start date. Please contact the financial aid office so they can provide you with your correct COA.

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Financial Aid

There are many financial aid options to help you reach your TUC goals. We receive funds from federal, state, and private sources including federal and private loans, several federal scholarship programs, the Federal Work-Study Program, and more.

TUC's financial aid department supports your educational goals and is eager to assist you in finding the financial help you need.

Generally, to qualify for federal financial aid you will need to:

  • Demonstrate financial need for direct subsidized loans and work-study
  • Be a U.S. citizen or an eligible noncitizen (several options apply)
  • Have a valid Social Security number
  • Be enrolled or accepted for enrollment
  • Be enrolled at least half-time to be eligible for the Direct Loan Program
  • Make satisfactory academic progress
  • Sign the certification statement on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) form stating that:
    • You are not in default on a federal student loan;
    • You do not owe money on a federal student grant; and
    • You will use federal student aid only for educational purposes; and
  • Demonstrate you do not have a negative credit history.

Ready to apply for financial aid? It all starts with filling out a FAFSA.

Need More Help or Info?

Members of TUC's financial aid and tuition departments (Bursar's office) are always available to help you one-on-one.

Contact Financial Aid Contact the Bursar