Tuition & Fees
How much does the MAT cost?
The MAT tuition is based on the undergraduate tuition for SMCM students (and out-of-state students pay the in-state rate!). For 2016-2017, the total for MAT tuition and fees is $20,798.00.
This covers 48 credits for candidates certifying in elementary education and 46 credits for secondary and K-12 candidates. Tuition is billed in four equal segments across the 11 months of the program.
Includes off-campus living expenses, books, parking permits, transportation, and personal items over the course of the 11 months: it varies from $14,000 to $20,000. Note: The cost of living goes down if you share an apartment or house with other MAT interns.
All Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) students are charged in-state tuition. Institutional grants or scholarships are not available for graduate students. Federal loan programs are available and a student may borrow for tuition, fees, books, and living expenses.
Graduate students are considered independent students and they do NOT include parental information on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
For more detailed information about MAT financial aid, visit For MAT Students, from the Office of Financial Aid.