Master of Arts in Education: Teacher Licensure

Tuition & Scholarships

2017-2018 Graduate Tuition & Fee Schedule

  • Resident tuition - Fall/Spring/Summer Terms: $337 per credit hour
  • Mandatory Student Fees Fall/Spring/Summer Terms: $62.95 per credit hour

2017-2018 Graduate Tuition & Fee Schedule

Update: Resident and nonresident tuition will be the same starting in Fall 2017!!!

Federal Financial Aid

We are authorized to offer federal unsubsidized Stafford loans and federal Graduate Plus loans to students enrolled in the Master of Arts in Education, Teacher Licensure program.

Learn how to apply for and receive federal financial aid.

Federal Loan Forgiveness Programs

  • Public Service Loan Forgiveness – Forgives the remaining balance on Federal Direct Loans after 120 qualifying payments (10 years).
  • Teacher Loan Forgiveness – Forgives up to $17,500 of Direct or FFEL Subsidized or Unsubsidized Loans after 5 complete and consecutive years of teaching at a qualifying school.
  • Perkins Loan Cancelation – Forgives up to 100% of Federal Perkins Loans for those teaching full-time at a low-income school, or teaching certain subjects.


You may apply for both scholarships and be awarded more than one scholarship. Students who are awarded a Make a Difference Scholarship will be placed in a Title I school for student teaching.

Robert M. Barr & Roberta Armstrong Barr Scholarships:

  • Amount: Up to $3,000/year scholarships
  • Number of Awards: Varies
  • Criteria:  Colorado resident
  • Disbursement: Scholarships will be disbursed in equal amounts for Fall and Spring terms. Candidates need to reapply each year. Students must have a 3.0 GPA to reapply for funding in the second year.

Make a Difference Scholarships:

  • Amount: $1,000/year scholarships
  • Number of Awards: five $1,000/year scholarships
  • Criteria: Student teaching placement will be in a Title I school where 50% or more students qualify for free and reduced lunch.
  • Application Deadline:  March 15, 2017 (may re-open if funds still available)
  • Notification Date:  April 7, 2017 (may be extended if funds still available)
  • Disbursement: Scholarships will be disbursed in equal amounts for Fall and Spring terms. Candidates need to reapply each year. Candidates who have a 3.0 GPA and are teaching in a Title I school may reapply for funding in the second year.

Scholarship application process:

Email the following documents to with your name and the word "scholarship" in the subject line:

  • PDF copy of your completed FAFSA application
  • One-page cover letter formally introducing yourself and which scholarships you are applying for
  • Personal statement including your need, larger purpose, and long-term goals in teaching, and the type of school (low income, charter, middle, high, rural or urban) where you would like to teach.

Payment Plans

Fort Lewis College offers payment plans to students to cover charges not covered by aid in the Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters.

Learn more about our graduate student payment plans.


Native American Tuition Waiver

Qualified Native American graduate students can receive a full-tuition scholarship to attend
Fort Lewis College. They are still responsible for all other costs of attendance.

For purposes of the tuition waiver, Native American is defined as follows:

"The term Native American shall include all persons of Native American descent who are members of any recognized Native American tribe now under federal jurisdiction, and all persons who are descendants of such members who were, on June 1, 1934, residing within the present boundaries of any Native American reservation, and shall further include all persons of one-half or more Native American blood. Eskimos and other aboriginal people of Alaska shall be considered Native Americans."

For information on the documentation required to qualify for the tuition waiver, email The Department of Teacher Education will review the documentation and determine eligibility for the waiver.