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Funding UOTeach

Financing Options to Consider

The UOTeach program is an intensive full-time four term program with a commitment to economizing students' tuition and maximizing resources. Subsequently, this significantly limits work options. Applicants are thus encouraged to be proactive and explore financial aid and scholarship options to ensure you have the resources you need.

To determine budget needs, visit How Much Will It Cost, on the Office of Registrar website. In selecting residency note that out-of-state students who are members of Native American tribes with traditional ties to Oregon may be considered Oregon residents.

Under “Calculating Tuition & Fees" select your appropriate residency status (Resident/Non-Resident) and “Graduate (Education Masters/Doctoral Supervision).” Tuition and fees are determined by the University and vary year to year. UOTeach does its best to stretch tuition dollars by having students enroll full time in the maximum 16 credit hours each term and complete the program in just five terms.

Financial Aid, Incentives & Scholarships

If you were part of an undergraduate scholarship program, we encourage you to start your search by speaking with your scholarship advisor to see what if any graduate support you might qualify for.

Funding Your Master's in Education:

1. Complete a FAFSA application: both academic year 2019–20 FAFSA and Summer 2019. The 2019-20 application opened October 1! The priority deadline is March 1 for the 2019-2020 year. List the University of Oregon as one of your first choices. The school code is 003223, money is distributed on a first come first serve basis. The Parent’s Guide to Completing the FAFSA, "From Start to Finish"

2. Federal National Resources

  • - helpful search resource for grants & loans
  • Grad student loans are currently around $20,500/ for academic year.
  • OREGON has designated teacher shortage areas. Teachers can qualify for Federal Loan Forgiveness if they teach for 5 consecutive years in a shortage area. The Federal Teacher Loan Forgiveness Program requires full-time teaching in a low-income schools, for people who have Direct Subsidized and Unsubsidized Loans and Subsidized and Unsubsidized Federal Stafford Loans.
  • 2019-20 OREGON has 68 new scholarships of $5000 each for Teacher Scholars available through the OSAC, priority deadline Feb 15
  • TeachGrant provides up to $4,000* per year to students who agree to serve for four years as a highly-qualified teacher in certain high-need fields at a low-income school. Contact a UO Financial Aid advisor at 541-346-3221 or email to discuss the program.
  • AmeriCorps Education Award provides post-service benefit for postsecondary education or to repay qualified student loans.

3. University of Oregon Scholarship & Financial Aid Services

Learn more about Financial Aid Eligibility for Grad Students contact the UO Financial Aid Office at or call 541-346-3221. There are also resources on the Graduate Schools Scholarship site. 

4. Using Other Tools & Resources:

  • SALTmoney helps you search for scholarships, plan for and pay for your graduate school
  • UO Financial "Flight Plan" - provides ways of learning how to budget and borrow money and protect your financial future through money management
  • Grad Student Finances - resource for grad students who want to make the most of their money while still in school
  • UO Duck Connect- is a job posting site for on campus student jobs

5. Other Teacher Related Scholarship Programs

  • Pathways in Education Program is a district teacher licensure scholarship partnership, designed to create a single pipeline capable of producing effective, culturally and linguistically diverse teachers support. Applications due February.
  • Scholarship for Teachers available for students enrolled or pursuing graduate or post-graduate degree teaching courses. Application Deadline: varies. Award: varies.
  • Oregon Teacher Scholars Program - 772 (March 1@ 5:00pm) Oregon's new program offers $5000 scholarships to help Oregon realize it's goal of a more diverse workforce. Must enroll in an approved Oregon preliminary teacher licensure program. The scholarship can be used to pay for classes, fees, or help defray costs of required licensure assessments and student teaching. This program was created by Senate Bill 182, to help develop an educator workforce that better reflects the demographics of Oregon students. Application:
  • Immigrants and Refugee Scholarships: see the UODREAMers site or visit the Newcomer Scholarship by the MRG Foundation in Portland OR
  • $500 Oregon PTA Teacher Education Scholarship for Oregon residence. Deadline March 30. For questions contact
  • LGBT Education and Support Service Program (LGBTESS), RJ Hoyman scholarship. The RJ Hoyman scholarship awards $2,500 worth of financial aid to ten student leaders who excel in their contribution to the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender community. Special consideration shall be given to first generation college students and/or other students who promote an educational interest in attaining a diverse student population.
  • DACA Scholarships - Atlas Shrugged Ayn Rand Institute, Up to $10,000, deadline: May 15, 2019. Open to graduate students worldwide. Must submit an essay on a topic related to Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shurgged.
  • ICMA-RC Public Employee Memorial Scholarship welcomes graduate applicants. Up to $10,000, deadline is March 15, 2019.
  • Delta Kappa Gamma Scholarship -  $1000 payable in the fall of next year for women who are completing their degree and have it as their goal to teach in the Lane County area. Deadline March 1.

Alternative 2-Year Program

All students have the option of attending part-time if they have other commitments or on- or off-campus teaching jobs.

While this option may allow a student to work, each term added, increases the overall cost of attendance. Prior to making this decision, we work with students to assure that they are aware of the financial implications. For more information, please email