Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition Fees & Expenses

  • Application fee (nonrefundable) $75*
  • Student Service Fee (per semester, nonrefundable) $40*
  • 2016-17 tuition (charge per credit) $540*
  • M.A.T. student teaching fee (fall semester) $500*
  • M.A.T. student teaching fee (spring semester) $500*
  • Parking fee (per year) $50*

Note: Tuition payment is expected to be paid in a timely manner and can be paid online after registration. If it is not paid in full by the end of the semester a billing hold will be placed on the student's record and registration for the following semester will be withheld. A late fee will be assessed if payment has not been received by the due date on statement sent to your Goucher email account.

One-half tuition is charged for auditing regular graduate courses.

*Fees subject to change without notice

Financial Aid

Financial aid is available to qualified applicants. The form and amount of aid that is available to students will vary depending on the program in which the student is enrolled. Please see the Graduate Student Financial Aid  site for complete details on eligibility and availability of funds.

**Students participating in the Welch Center's eight Professional Development Certificate programs are not eligible to receive federal financial aid.

Scholarships & Grants for Maryland Residents

Legislative scholarships and other need-based grants are available for residents of Maryland. Scholarships are available at the graduate level for full- or part-time study.

Other scholarships are available for Maryland residents. Please visit the MHEC website for more information. 

M.A.T. Program Grants & Loans

Grants

M.A.T. students may apply for grants that cover a portion of the tuition. To be eligible for these awards, the student must be a candidate for the Master of Arts in Teaching degree and must take a minimum of three credit hours each semester.

Loans

M.A.T. students may apply for a Federal Direct Stafford or Direct Graduate PLUS Loan. To be eligible for these loans, the student must be a candidate or provisional candidate for the master of arts in teaching degree and must take a minimum of 4.5 credit hours each semester. Eligibility is also based on need as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). To determine eligibility for these loans, please complete the FAFSA online at www.fafsa.gov. Some applicants will be required to submit additional information. We encourage all students to use Net Partner to learn the status of your financial aid file. For more information, please visit the  Graduate Student Financial Aid page.

M.Ed. Program Grants & Loans

Grants

M.Ed. students may apply for grants that cover a portion of the tuition. To be eligible for these awards, the student must be a candidate for the master of education degree and must take a minimum of three credit hours each semester.

Loans

M.Ed. students may apply for a Federal Direct Stafford or Direct Graduate PLUS Loan. To be eligible for these loans, the student must be a candidate or provisional candidate for the master of education degree and must take a minimum of 4.5 credit hours each semester. Eligibility is also based on need as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). To determine eligibility for these loans, please complete the FAFSA online at www.fafsa.gov. Some applicants will be required to submit additional information. We encourage all students to use Net Partner to learn the status of your financial aid file. For more information, please visit the Graduate Student Financial Aid  page .Please be advised that priority deadlines do exist for all forms of financial aid. If students have any questions regarding financial aid they should contact the Student Administrative Services Office.

Refund Policy

You will receive a refund of your tuition based on when you withdraw from a course.

A partial refund of payments may be made to students who withdraw from courses of their own accord. Any credit balance remaining after these adjustments to the student's account will be refunded. Institutional and federal aid as well as tuition and fees will be adjusted in accordance with the Federal Return of Title IV calculation. The Title IV calculation is based on the day of attendance as a percentage of total days in the semester up until 60%. For example, if a student drops a class after completing 20% of the semester, the student would be eligible for a refund of all but 20% of the tuition (or an 80% refund). After 60% of the semester has been completed, no refunds are awarded.

Credit due to recipients of financial aid is applied proportionately.