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. 

Tuition and Fees (2020-2021 and 2021-2022 )

The tuition and fee rates for the 2020-2021 and 2021-2022 academic years are outlined below. If your program is longer than one academic year, your tuition and fee rates in future years may increase. Your costs may also be different if you enroll in a different number of units each semester than the tracks outlined below. 

For questions, contact the Office of Financial Aid. Also, review our financial aid and business services policies.

MS in Education + Single Subject or Multiple Subject

Semester Semester 1 Semester 2 Semester 3 Semester 4 Totals
Tuition Rate Per Unit $695 $695 $695 $695  
Enrollment 18 units 14 units 8 units 8 units 48 units
Total Tuition $12,510 $9,730 $5,560 $5,560 $33,360
Program Fees $1,250 $1,250 $0 $0 $2,500
Campus Comp Fee $210 $210 $210 $210 $840
Technology Fee $50 $50 $50 $50 $200
Total Cost $14,020 $11,240 $5,820 $5,820 $36,900

MS in Education + Dual

Semester Semester 1 Semester 2 Semester 3 Semester 4 Semester 5 Semester 6 Totals
Tuition Rate Per Unit $695 $695 $695 $695 $695 $695  
Enrollment 10 units 12 units 16 units 10 units 8 units 8 units 64 units
Total Tuition $6,950 $8,340 $11,120 $6,950 $5,560 $5,560 $44,480
Program Fees $0 $0 $1,250 $1,250 $0 $0 $2,500
Campus Comp Fee $210 $210 $210 $210 $210 $210 $1,260
Technology Fee $50 $50 $50 $50 $50 $50 $300
Total Cost $7,210 $8,600 $11,380 $8,460 $7,070 $7,070 $49,790

MS in Education + Special Education

Semester Semester 1 Semester 2 Semester 3 Semester 4 Semester 5 Semester 6 Totals
Tuition Rate Per Unit $695 $695 $695 $695 $695 $695  
Enrollment 14 units 10 units 12 units 4 units 8 units 8 units 56 units
Total Tuition $9,730 $6,950 $8,340 $2,780 $5,560 $5,560 $38,920
Program Fees $0 $0 $1,250 $1,250 $0 $0 $2,500
Campus Comp Fee $210 $210 $210 $210 $210 $210 $1,260
Technology Fee $50 $50 $50 $50 $50 $50 $300
Total Cost $9,990 $7,210 $9,850 $4,290 $7,070 $7,070 $42,720

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.

Graduate Admissions Scholarship

Scholarship Eligibility Requirement Amount
Academic Excellence Scholarship 3.55 - 4.0 GPA 25% of tuition
Departmental Scholarship 3.35 - 3.54 GPA 15% 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.
  • Scholarships are renewable for up to two additional years beyond the first year of award, provided the student continues to meet the terms and conditions.
  • Students must complete all courses attempted (grades of I, F, UF, and W do not represent a completed course).

  • Students must maintain continuous enrollment at Dominican. If a student stops out or takes a Leave of Absence for more than one term, they are no longer eligible for the scholarship.

  • Students who are completing a combined undergraduate and graduate program at Dominican, such as a 4+1 or Dual/Dual Program, are not eligible.

*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 (TOC) Scholarship

The Marin Teachers of Color (TOC) Scholarship benefits underrepresented 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).
  • The priority admissions application deadline to be considered for the TOC Scholarship is June 1 with notification of award in late June. After June 1, eligible students are reviewed on a rolling, space-available basis.
  • The scholarship amount is 50% of tuition applicable while completing credential coursework.

Please complete the Interest Form to learn more about the Marin Teachers of Color Scholarship.

Read news coverage of the Marin Teachers of Color Scholarship: Inaugural Marin Teachers of Color Scholarship Recipient Named

Golden State Teacher Grant Program

Students applying for this program must be currently enrolled in a professional teacher preparation program within an accredited California institution of higher education that is approved by the Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) (such as Dominican University of California). 

The one-time Golden State Teacher Grant funds up to $20,000 that will be awarded if you commit to the following:

  • You will teach in the “high need” field of Special Education, at a priority school, as determined by the CTC, for four years, within five years after you receive the teaching credential.
  • A “priority school” means either a school with a high percentage, as determined by the CTC in consultation with the State Department of Education (CDE), of teachers holding emergency-type permits, based on the most recent data available to the CTC and the CDE, or a school with a high percentage, as determined by the CTC in consultation with the CDE, of low-income students.
    • “Emergency-type permits” include, but are not limited to, any of the following:
    • Provisional internships
    • Short-term staff permits
    • Credential waivers
    • Substitute permits
  • You will repay the Commission 25 percent of the total award annually, up to full repayment of the award, for each year if you fail to do one or more of the following:
    • Be enrolled in or have successfully completed a teacher preparation program approved by the CTC.
    • While enrolled in the teacher preparation program, maintain good academic standing.
    • Complete the required teaching service following completion of your teacher preparation program.

Apply for the Golden State Teacher Grant Program
Please contact goldenstateteachers@csac.ca.gov for more information. 

Local, Public and Private Scholarships

Visit Outside Scholarships to learn more about 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 and private 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.