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. 

2020-2021 Tuition and Fees

The tuition and fee rates for the 2020-2021 academic year are outlined below. If your program is longer than one academic year, your tuition and fee rates in future years may increase. Please contact the Office of Financial Aid with any questions.

MS Special Education or Interdisciplinary

Number of units: 32
Tuition per unit: $695
Total: $22,240

MS + Multiple or Single Subject

Number of units: 48
Tuition per unit: $695
Tuition: $33,360
Field Experience Fee: $2,250
Total: $35,610

MS + Education Specialist

Number of units: 56
Tuition per unit: $695
Tuition: $38,920
Field Experience Fee: $2,250
Total: $41,170

MS + Dual

Number of units: 56
Tuition per unit: $695
Tuition: $38,920
Field Experience Fee: $2,250
Total: $41,170

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

  • $210 Campus Comprehensive Fee
  • $50 Technology Fee 

2019-2020 Tuition and Fees

The tuition and fee rates for the 2019-2020 academic year are outlined below. 

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.

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 maintain a cumulative 3.25 GPA and complete all courses attempted (grades of I, F, UF, and W do not represent a completed course).

  • If a student drops below the minimum GPA required, they are no longer eligible to receive the scholarship.

  • 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 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 Application Deadline to be considered for the TOC Scholarship is May 1 with notification of award in early June. After May 1, applications are reviewed on a rolling, space-available basis.
  • Scholarship Amount is 50 percent 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 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.