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

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).

2018-19 Estimated CostsResidentNon-resident
Books and supplies$1,080$1,080
Parking pass (optional)$150$150

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 $540.00
Washington State Patrol identification and criminal history checkYear One$81.00
Application for teacher certificateYear Two$74.00
Master's project binding fee (optional)Year Two



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


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.

For an anticipated Spring 2021 start, we recommend submitting your FAFSA by January 25, 2020.

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 Loans webpage 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 .

Evergreen Tuition Waivers

Evergreen's Financial Aid office will be awarding partial tuition waivers based on financial need and based on the number of new MiT admitted students and current students who applied for financial aid by the February 1 on-time FAFSA filing deadline.

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 MiT Financial Assistance Application form to be considered for any of the following types of aid.  The form will next be available in Spring 2020 for the 2020-2021 academic year.

  • 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.  Listed due dates are for the 2019-2020 academic year.  Due dates will be updated soon for the next application period.

Title Criteria
AmeriCorps Education Award
Amount: Up to one quarter of resident tuition

Commitment to community service through documented participation with AmeriCorps.

Evergreen Alumni & Friends Fellowship
Amount: $1,667 to one applicant

Demonstrated commitment to K-12 teaching and financial need.

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 two-thirds tuition dependent on number of qualified applicants

Commitment to a Native American community and the education of Native American youth. American Indian, Alaskan Native, or Hawaiian Native heritage identified on MiT application.

Judge Fuller Graduate Fellowship
Amount: $1,445

Second Year MiT student with past experience and future plans related to helping young children living in or near poverty conditions.

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.

Martinez Fellowship Program

The Martinez Fellowship Program, offered in partnership with Technology Access Foundation (TAF) is an opportunity for second year candidates of color to network and collaborate with other teachers of color in a trusted community.  Fellows will also have access to high quality professional development offerings and financial aid.

The following criteria is necessary to qualify as a Martinez Fellowship candidate with The Evergreen State College Master in Teaching Program:

  • Successful advancement to candidacy in the MiT program
  • Identify ethnicity as a person of color (other than Caucasian)
  • Demonstrate a commitment to social justice
  • Willingness to sign a contract agreeing to (1) teach for 3 years in a Washington public school (preferably in a diverse, high-needs school) and (2) participate in Martinez Fellowship Program networking and professional development opportunities
  • Demonstration of financial need (preferred)

Martinez Fellowship Program Description (PDF)

Initial applications are managed internally. 

All applicants must submit the following materials.

  • Essay (2-page limit, typed), addressing these topics:
    • As a Martinez Fellow, you will have access to a vibrant community of educators/leaders of color. What will it mean to you personally and professionally to become a Martinez Fellow?
    • Describe an experience where you gained a deeper understanding of your cultural identity. How will this moment impact you as a professional educator?
  • Current resume

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.