Funding your MEd

Tuition & Fees

Tuition and Fees are determined annually by the University. UOTeach provides a comprehensive and fully-supervised program, all district field placement fees are calculated into tuition. As of printing of this handbook (June 18) the 2019-20 tuition and fees have not been published on https://registrar.uoregon.edu/costs/tuition-fees.

Please keep in mind that UO provides unofficial estimates of your actual costs. For an actual amount, access your student account on DuckWeb after you register. An official fee assessment will appear on your account starting on the fifteenth day of the month prior to the term for which you have registered.

The majority of students complete the program in four-terms. However, if you are interested in attending part-time, please follow the example below to calculate the cost of a two-year program.

Course Fee

Licensure requires student teachers take the edTPA performance assessment. Although this is a is a multi-term process incorporated into methods courses and the student field experience, edTPA submission does not typically take place until the student practicum term. UOTeach has added the student cost of submission to course fees to ensure it is submersible to Financial Aid. This fee is determined by a third-party assessment organization and subject to change as the organization changes their fee structure or the state contracts with a different company.

EDST 609 Student Teaching is the final course of the student licensure portion of the UOTeach program. edTPA documents are submit during this course.

Financial Aid, Scholarships, Grants & Loans

The Financial Aid Office is located in room 260 of Oregon Hall.  The phone number is (541) 346-3221 and the website is http://financialaid.uoregon.edu/.  The UO Financial Aid Office offers information on needs and non-needs based forms of funding, as well as university, state, and national scholarships.

UO Financial Aid Office Hours

Monday-Thursday: 8:00AM-5:00PM  | Friday: 9:00AM-5:00PM

Counselor Drop-in Hours

Mon, Tues, Wed & Fri:   9:00 am-4:00 pm . | Thursday: 9:00 am-3:00 pm

Enrollment Status – awards are based on:

  • Full-time enrollment = 9 or more credits per term
  • Part-time enrollment = ¾ 7 to 8 credits / term
  • Half-Time = 5 to 6 credits per term 

College of Education Scholarships

The College of Education scholarship program provides a significant number of donor-supported awards to COE students. Most awards are from $1,000–$10,000. More information can be found on the main scholarships page at https://education.uoregon.edu/dean-office/scholarships.

UO Resource Links:

Grad Plus Loans (Oct 2018) https://gradschool.uoregon.edu/sites/gradschool1.uoregon.edu/files/Grad%20Student%20FAQ.pdf#overlay-context=funding-awards
Federal Loans for Grad Students https://gradschool.uoregon.edu/sites/gradschool1.uoregon.edu/files/Grad%20Student%20FAQ.pdf#overlay-context=funding-awards
Teacher Loan Forgiveness Plan http://www.nsdassoc.org/Teacher-Loan-Forgiveness-Program.php?st-t=bing_TeacherLoanForgiveness&vt-k=teacher%20loan%20forgivness&vt-mt=e
Financial Aid Cost of Attendance https://financialaid.uoregon.edu/cost_of_attendance
Income Contingent Repayment http://www.finaid.org/loans/icr.phtml

Scholarships:

  1. College of Education Scholarship – common application to multiple donor-supported scholarships. Deadline – Feb 1 (Workshops Dec & January)
  2. General University Scholarship Program
  3. UO Diversity of Excellence scholarship. Deadline – January 15
  4. Native American Sapsik‘ʷałá (Teacher) Education Program
  5. UO Veterans Services Office helps eligible student veterans, reservists and dependents obtain educational benefits in compliance with Veterans Affairs.
  6. AmeriCorps Education Award provides post-service benefit for postsecondary education or to repay qualified student loans.

On-Campus Jobs

  • Search for on-campus jobs via UO’s https://career.uoregon.edu/handshake

Financially Strapped Grad Student Resources See google doc

Prior UOTeach cohorts have helped to create a Google document with Tips for Future UOTeach Teacher Candidates. All of us understand that student success is impacted by unmet basic needs such as food security and housing security. Don’t go without, as a UO student there are campus and community resources intended to support your well-being so that you can meet your academic goals.

UO Basic Needs Resource Guide

Food / Child Care Support Funding / Legal Support

UO Financial Aid Workshop PPT

Employment / FA Career Next Steps:

PHEAA loan servicer, monitors public service loan forgiveness
* Income Contingent Repayment – is designed to make repaying education loans easier for students who intend to pursue jobs with lower salaries, such as careers in public service. 

Fellowships & Peace Corps Options
The Knowles Science Teaching Foundation (KSTF) fellowship