MiT Costs and Financial Aid | The Evergreen State College

MiT Costs and Financial Aid

In addition to being an affordable Master’s program, financial aid is available to help you cover the costs of your degree.

Program Costs

One-time costs

You will need to pay these costs only once during your time in the Master in Teaching program.

One-time Cost Description   Cost
Total one-time costs   $539.00
Washington State Patrol identification and criminal history check Year One $80.00
Application for teacher certificate Year Two $74.00
Master's project binding fee (optional) Year Two



Graduation fee Year Two $25.00
Teacher Performance Assessment (edTPA) Year Two $300.00

Costs per year

Current tuition rates and student fees can be found on the Financial Services site.

The Washington State Legislature and the Evergreen Board of Trustees set the rate of tuition annually. Tuition is subject to change without notice. The rates below are the estimated costs for an academic year (Fall, Winter, and Spring quarters only).

2016-17 Estimated Costs Resident Non-resident
Total estimated costs per year $11,632 $24,183
Tuition $9,595 $22,146
Fees $717 $717
Books and supplies $1,200 $1,200
Parking pass (optional) $120 $120

See Registration and Records for information about establishing or documenting residency.

Financial Aid

MiT aims to support all students who have financial need.  To do so, Evergreen offers loans, grants, scholarships, awards, tuition waivers, and work-study positions that can help offset the cost of tuition.

Most aid is need-based and requires filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by following the process on the Financial Aid Website. Evergreen’s financial aid priority deadline is February 1, meaning your official FAFSA must be received AND processed by the Federal Processor no later than February 1. Your FAFSA cannot be rejected by the Processor for any reason to be considered official, and must include Evergreen’s school code 008155. While FAFSA forms can be filled out after this deadline, applicants may not qualify for as much aid as on-time filers.

We recommend submitting your FAFSA by January 25, 2017.

Your financial aid package is based on the total cost of attendance which includes tuition, campus fees, loan fees, books and supplies, estimated transportation and living expenses based on calculations developed by the Financial Aid office. Depending on your situation, you can also appeal to increase your cost of attendance, thus increasing your financial aid.

Federal Loans

MiT students typically qualify for up to a $20,500 unsubsidized federal loan based on financial need every academic year. To qualify, complete the FAFSA by following the process on the Financial Aid website.

If you still have additional unmet need after receiving any grants and scholarships and the federal unsubsidized loan, you may also qualify for a Graduate PLUS Loan and/or a private 'alternative' loan. Loans vary in interest from 5% to 12% and may offer certain deferment options. The financial Aid office also has Short-Term Emergency loans of up to $400 per quarter. See the Financial Aid website's "Loans" page for more information.

Evergreen Need Grant—Special Funding for Washington Residents

Evergreen’s Financial Aid office offers a limited number of Evergreen Need Grants to graduate students with high need who are Washington residents. Only students who submit their FAFSA by the February 1 priority deadline will be considered. No application is needed, and the Financial Aid office notifies recipients directly .

Funding for Military Veterans and Families

Evergreen’s Veterans Resource Center offers financial aid information for veterans and their families. In addition, veterans who apply to MiT may have their application fee waived

MiT sponsored Scholarships, Awards, Work-study

  • You must complete the FAFSA to be considered for any need-based aid. Not all MiT aid is need-based.
  • Complete the Evergreen 2017 MiT Financial Assistance Application form to be considered for any of the following types of aid.

  • Each award has its own requirements for specific materials, such as a letter of intent, resume, or letters of recommendation. Click on the title below of each Award for complete details about that award's criteria and documentation to submit.

Deadline: April 7, 2017. Awards applications may be submitted after this date, but available funds may be exhausted or very limited. Notification of awards begins in early May.

Title Criteria
Judge Fuller Graduate Fellowship
Amount: $1,428
Second Year MiT student with past experience and future plans related to helping young children living in or near poverty conditions.
AmeriCorps Education Award
Amount: Up to one quarter of resident tuition
Commitment to community service through documented participation with AmeriCorps.
Evergreen Alumni Association Graduate Award
Amount: $1,000
Demonstrated commitment to teaching as a career.
Evergreen Foundation Graduate Awards
Amount: Approx. $8,750 distributed among new and current students
Commitment to a career in teaching.
Graduate Assistantship
Amount: Up to $2,000
Working with MiT staff to complete program projects.
Hearst Endowment Award for Future Native American Teachers
Amount: Up to one year's tuition dependent on number of qualified applicants
Commitment to a Native American community and the education of Native American youth. American Indian or Alaskan Native heritage identified on MiT application.
Teacher Education Programs Diversity Scholarship
Amount: Approx. $500 distributed to one or more MiT students.
History of involvement with diversity issues and/or a considered plan for addressing diversity issues in their future classrooms.
Tuition Waivers
Amount: Non-residents up to 1/3 of non-resident tuition; residents up to one quarter of tuition.
Awarded based on demonstrated financial need.
Work Study
Amount: Based on work-study funding at $13.50 per hour.
Special funding for students able to assist MiT program staff with projects. Generally 3 positions available.