Financial Information

237 Gooch Hall

537 University Street

Martin, TN 38238


(731) 881-7128


(731) 881-7975


Deborah J. Gibson

Financial Information

For Education Graduate Students, the Financial Aid options are as follows:


  1. Student Loans (based on qualification)
  2. Payment Plans
  3. Grants
  4. Scholarships
  5. Graduate Assistantships

Student Loans & Payment Plans

Financial aid is available or a payment plan can be arranged. You will need to fill out the FAFSA a minimum of 4 weeks prior to starting your coursework to avoid any delays in the processing of your financial application.

For more information on the financial aid process or payment plans, please contact the Financial Aid Office.


Teach Grant

The TEACH Grant Program provides grants of up to $4,000 a year to students who are completing course work to begin a career in teaching. You will be required to teach:


  • In a high-need field
  • At an elementary school, secondary school or educational service agency that serves students from low-income families
  • For at least four complete academic years within eight years after completing (or ceasing enrollment in) the course of study for which you received the grant
  • To be eligible for a TEACH Grant, you must:
  • Meet the basic eligibility criteria for the federal student aid programs
  • Complete the FAFSA
  • Be enrolled in a TEACH-Grant-eligible program
  • Maintain a 3.25 cumulative GPA
  • Complete TEACH Grant counseling that explains the terms and conditions of the service obligation
  • Sign a TEACH Agreement to Serve
  • High-need fields:
  • Bilingual education and English language acquisition
  • Foreign Language
  • Mathematics
  • Reading specialist
  • Science
  • Special Education
  • And any other fields included in the annual Teacher Shortage Area Nationwide List*


*Tennessee’s published list in 2018 included English ( Grades 7-12), ESL ( Pre-K-Grade 12), Mathematics ( Grades 7-12), Science (Grades 7-12), Social Studies (Grades 7-12), Special Education ( Grades k-Grade 12) and World Languages (Grades 7-12).


Note: if you do not meet the requirements of your service obligation, all TEACH Grants you received will be converted to Direct Unsubsidized Loans. You must repay these loans in full, with interest charged from the date of each TEACH Grant disbursement.

TEACH Grant Information



There are several scholarships available to our graduate students. Please use Scholarship Aviator to search for the various scholarships that are available.

For more information, you can access the Access & Diversity Scholarship information.

Graduate Assistantships

Several academic departments at the university award graduate assistantships. These awards require admission as a degree seeking student and depend on the student's academic achievement and experience as well as the academic department's needs.


If you would like more information, review the the graduate assistantships.