Graduate Studies in Education

Financial Assistance

The Department of Graduate Studies in Education offers tuition waivers to assist students financially when funds are available.

To apply for a tuition waiver please complete the Tuition Waiver Application form and FAX (435) 865-8485 to Tamara Lovell or email at

You will be required to certify that you are a legal citizen of the United States of America. Please note that tuition waiver funds cannot be used for 5000 level course work.

Due dates for tuition waiver materials are: July 15 for Fall Semester, and November 15 for Spring Semester. You must apply for each semester separately.

The admission application and tuition waiver deadlines are due the same date each semester. Since, tuition waivers are dependent on admission to the program, it is highly advisable to complete the program application process well in advance of the deadline in order to be considered for a tuition waiver.

The University may also have other options for financial assistance. Please go to the SUU Financial Aid website for information.

Finally, SUU Financial Aid is also tied to federal financial aid, which requires completion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Federal financial aid is restricted to those earning a degree (M. Ed. in our program) or an additional education license (administrative/supervisory, secondary, elementary, or special education).

If you receive financial aid, you may have specific requirements on the number of credit hours you must take during the semester (halftime), and these hours must be taken at the 6000 level or higher to qualify. They must also be in a program that ends in a degree or additional license (not endorsement). Therefore, if your program is for an endorsement only or for professional development, you would not be eligible for Federal Financial Aid. Also, you must notify the grantor of your financial aid when you register for classes or they may revoke your aid. Please contact the SUU Financial Aid Office (435) 586-7735 if you have questions or for more details.