Graduate School of Education

Tuition and Scholarships

MAT Tuition and Fees 2013-2014 (estimated)

Full-time program - tuition is calculated per-credit for the 10-month program
2013-2014 Complete program $700/credit
There are between 40-42 credits in the full-time program 
Extended program - tuition is calculated per-credit for each semester of the 18-month face-to-face and online programs (There are approximately 40-42 credits in core MAT program)
2013-2014 First semester $700/credit
2014-2015 Final year Determined in February 2014
(typically 4-6% increase from previous year) 
Students should anticipate the following additional expenses while completing the MAT program
Fees $300.00
Books & Supplies $1,400.00
Licensing $300.00
Health Insurance (if needed) $2,536.00
ESOL endorsement (if selected) $4,800.00
Special Education endorsement (if selected $16,800.00

University health insurance may also be purchased for the year at additional costs. The additional costs listed above are estimates and may change.

Graduate Financial Aid

To be considered for Willamette University scholarships and loans, it is important to file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as soon after January 1 as possible. FAFSA forms are available from financial aid offices of colleges and universities throughout the United States. You can also submit the FAFSA online. Willamette University's school code is 003227.

All students who apply for admission and file a FAFSA will be considered for the maximum loans and scholarships available. Timely completion of the application is strongly recommended.

Willamette University Scholarships

Admitted students are awarded scholarships based on the application for admission.  Notification follows the admission process.  Some scholarships have enrollment requirements.


MAT Scholarship

These scholarships are awarded based on academic credentials as well as needs within the profession. Applicants who fit one or more of the following six categories are most likely to receive the award:

  • bilingual
  • non-traditional age (over 30)
  • woman in math or science
  • man in early childhood or elementary education
  • person of color
  • seeking ESOL endorsement

Mary Stuart Rogers Scholarship

The $4,000 Mary Stuart Rogers Scholarships are based on academic credentials, leadership and financial need. Strength in service and leadership are the most important criteria. Applicants must have a 3.0 GPA to be considered. Up to 14 awards may be given each year.


Gates Scholarship

The $4,000 Gates Scholarships are based on academic credentials and financial need. You must fill out a FAFSA form in order to be eligible for the Gates Scholarship.


Melvin Henderson-Rubio Scholarship

The $5,000 Melvin Henderson-Rubio Scholarship is available to any minority student enrolling from a home address in the greater Los Angeles area. Academic credentials and financial need are considered. One award may be given each year.


James V. Scariot Jr. Scholarship

The $1,000 James V. Scariot Jr. Scholarship is awarded based on academic credentials and financial needs. Preference will be given to students who are actively engaged in such campus-based extracurricular activities as coaching. One award may be given each year.

Thompson-Payne Scholarship

The $4,500 Thompson-Payne Scholarship is available to admissible applicants who are graduates of The Dalles High School. One award may be given each year.


Student Loans

  • Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan: Direct Unsubsidized Loans of $20,500 are available.  Students must submit a FAFSA to be awarded this loan.  A promissory note and entrance counseling will be required prior to disbursing the funds.
  • Federal Direct Graduate PLUS Loan: Direct Graduate Plus Loans are available to cover the remaining cost of tuition and living expenses.  Students must submit a FAFSA to be awarded this loan.  A promissory note and entrance counseling will be required prior to disbursing the funds.
  • Private Education Loans: A number of sources for these credit-based loans are available. More expensive than Stafford Loans, they should be used as a last resort.

Other Sources

  • Fund Finder: Scholarship search service located on the Willamette University computer network. (Prospective students may be the University's guest to access this information.)
  • State of Oregon: The Oregon Student Assistance Commission has several scholarships available to Oregonians. You can reach OSAC at 541-687-7395 or online.
  • The Gates Millennium Scholars Program: This program offers scholarships to students of color looking to enter careers in education. They can be contacted online
  • Several scholarship sites are worth exploring for additional options: FastWeb, FinAid, and SallieMae.

Information about scholarship and financial aid opportunities

Willamette University
Office of Financial Aid
900 State Street
Salem, OR 97301
503-370-6273
877-744-3736 toll-free
gradaid@willamette.edu