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