Paying for Graduate School | MAT Programs

Interested in becoming a teacher but not sure how to finance your new career? Find resources that will help you reach your goals.

Programs for Working Adults

Are you currently working for a school district, educational service district, or other employment? If so, Pacific University’s Master of Arts in Teaching hybrid programs are built for you. You can continue in your job while completing your education and licensure requirements. Your current income is not affected.

Scholarship Opportunities

Scholarship opportunities are available at Pacific and from outside sources.

Pacific University School of Learning and Teaching Dean’s Scholarships

Candidates applying for graduate teacher education programs are eligible. Dean's Scholarships based on academic ability, qualities as a future educator, and financial need. Scholarships for underrepresented persons also fall under the Dean’s Scholarships umbrella. 

Email to request an application.

Other Sources

Teach Grant
School District tuition reimbursement— Contact your district directly.
Veterans Administration
Federal Loan Forgiveness Program
Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program for Teachers
Oregon Teacher Scholars scholarship for any racially or linguistically diverse candidates going into teaching.

Federal Financial Aid

Federal financial aid is available. You can apply via the FAFSA form. Visit

Federal Lifetime Learning Credit

Contact Us

Questions? Contact Jama Kelch in our Financial Aid Office at