Paying for My Degree
Paying for a Graduate Degree in Secondary Education
The IU Southeast Master of Science in Secondary Education degree program is committed to delivering the best graduate education value in the region.
Your IU Southeast graduate degree will cost less than it would at competitor school with options for tuition reciprocity, financial aid, and scholarships, and department specific aid.
Students from Bullitt, Henry, Jefferson, Meade, Oldham, Shelby, Spencer and Trimble counties in Kentucky are eligible for in-state tuition at IU Southeast.
The Midwest Student Exchange Program (MSEP) enables residents of Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, and Wisconsin who are admitted as nonresident students to enroll at IU Southeast at a reduced cost. This program became effective in the Spring 2017 semester.
Sponsors/Employer Tuition Reimbursement
You might also be eligible for tuition reimbursement through your employer. Your employer will have to become authorized as your sponsor through Student Central.
Graduate students are eligible for student loans. Keep the following in mind when applying:
- A degree-seeking graduate student must file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) every year to apply for Stafford Loans.
- Graduate students must also enroll in at least four credit hours to be eligible for Stafford Loans.
- Graduate students are also eligible for federal unsubsidized student loans (up to $138,500) if they complete the FAFSA and are enrolled at the minimum part-time status.
Learn more at the IU Southeast Student Central.
Scholarships and Fellowships
Graduate merit fellowships are awarded to first-term grad students. The award selection is made by IU Southeast Graduate School representatives. $1,000 is awarded each year.
The Richard E. Riehl fellowship, awarded to M.S. Ed. students in even-numbered years, awards up to $1,000.
The Growing Tomorrow's STEM Teachers (GTST) program awards financial support for 12 graduate credits, to highly qualified candidates enrolled in either IU Southeast's Master of Science in Secondary Education or the Advance to Teaching post-baccalaureate program in a STEM area. Additional support money is available for travel, conferences, release time, materials, and dependent care. Candidates can obtain their master's or initial teaching license while still working in an approved Indiana school district.
The Pearson Fund for Education awards up to 100 percent of tuition to IU Southeast students employed in K-12 Harrison County (Ind.) schools and administered through the Harrison County Community Foundation.
For other fellowships linked to the M.S. in Secondary Education program, consult your program director, in addition to the Scholarships page on the IU Southeast website.