Education (MS) + Teaching Credentials Tuition and Aid

Here you will find tuition and fees, as well as options and opportunities to pay for your graduate education. 

2019-2020 Tuition and Fees

Tuition is based on the current rate for the 2019-2020 academic year. For 2020-2021 tuition and fees, please contact the Office of Financial Aid. (Tuition rates may increase in future academic years.)

MS Special Education or Interdisciplinary

Number of units: 32
Tuition per unit: $810
Tuition: $25,920
Total: $25,920

MS + Multiple or Single Subject

Number of units: 48
Tuition per unit: $810
Tuition: $38,880
Field Experience Fee: $2,250
Total: $41,130

MS + Education Specialist

Number of units: 56
Tuition per unit: $810
Tuition: $45,360
Field Experience Fee: $2,250
Total: $47,610

MS + Dual

Number of units: 56
Tuition per unit: $810
Tuition: $51,840
Field Experience Fee: $2,250
Total: $47,610

Please note — Total Tuition does not include the following fees, which are assessed each semester attended:

  • $190 Campus Comprehensive Fee
  • $50 Technology Fee 

Financial Aid: Scholarships, Grants, Loans and Work-Study

There are many ways to afford a graduate education. Here are just a few: 

Scholarships and grants are types of aid that do not have to be repaid and that can help to directly reduce your tuition expenses. 

How to Apply

Masters in Education graduate students are eligible for the following scholarships when they meet the priority application deadline.

Master of Science in Education Scholarships

Scholarship Eligibility Requirement Amount
Academic Excellence Scholarship 3.55 - 4.0 GPA 30% of tuition
Departmental Scholarship 3.35 - 3.54 GPA 20% of tuition
Graduate Scholarship 3.25 - 3.34 GPA 10% of tuition

Scholarship Terms and Conditions

  • Scholarships are awarded based on the grade point average (GPA) of the last 60 units earned by the student as determined at the time of admission.  Please note, the actual number of units included in the calculation of GPA may exceed 60 as all units completed in the term that brings the total to 60 units will be included in the calculation.
  • The scholarship is renewable each year up a maximum of three years from the start of the program.

*Candidates who are completing a combined undergraduate and graduate program at Dominican, such as 4+1 or Dual/Dual program, are not eligible for the Graduate Merit Scholarship. 

Marin Teachers of Color Scholarship for Teacher Prep Students

The Marin Teachers of Color Scholarship benefits underserved students, with preference given to African American and Latinx students living in Marin who intend to teach, or currently teach, at a Marin County public school and are enrolled in the Teaching Credential portion of the MS Education degree. 

  • The scholarship award is renewable while the student is completing the Teaching Credential courses provided the student maintains a 3.0 minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA).
Scholarship Eligibility Requirement Amount
Graduate Marin Teachers of Color Scholarship 3.0 GPA 50% of tuition
Applicable while completing credential coursework.

Find out more about the first recipient of the Marin Teachers of Color Scholarship: Inaugural Marin Teachers of Color Scholarship Recipient Named.

Visit Scholarships and Grants to learn more about additional local, public and private scholarships.

Federal loans are available to help graduate students meet the cost of attending Dominican. Most graduate students are eligible for up to $20,500 each award year in Unsubsidized Stafford Loans. Additional federal loans are available if needed.

How to Apply

To apply, please submit a FAFSA and a Dominican Financial Aid Application. Federal loans will be included in your financial aid award. 

Learn about what types of loans are available on the Graduate Loans page.

Work-Study is an optional form of self-help aid that allows students to apply for on-campus employment (or off-campus work with one of our community service partners) to earn extra money toward their college expenses. 

How to Apply

To be considered for Federal Work-Study, submit a FAFSA and contact the Office of Financial Aid. To learn about other opportunities, visit our Work-Study page.