For the 2021–22 academic year, the tuition charge for Masters of Art in Teaching (M.A.T.) students will be $4,040 per unit. The M.A.T. program is completed in three terms for a total of nine units beginning in the fall and ending the following summer.

Required Units

Term Units
Fall Term 4
Spring Term 3.5
Summer Term 1.5


Students who have not taken the two prerequisites EDUC 419 and EDUC 420 (or their equivalent) take these courses during the summer prior to the beginning of the M.A.T. program. Tuition for these prerequisites is $3,035 per course if taken during the Summer term. Please note, taking these prerequisite courses during the academic year (Fall or Spring term) has a higher cost of $6,995 per course. For more information, call 253.879.3375.

Financial Aid

Student Financial Services staff members are available to discuss financing options for the total cost of the M.A.T. program. Financial aid available to graduate students is composed of federal loans and a limited number of departmental scholarships.

Eligibility for need-based financial aid is based on demonstrated financial need. Financial need is defined as the difference between the total cost of attending Puget Sound and the amount you are expected to contribute as calculated by submitting the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The cost of attendance is the total cost of tuition billed by the university, plus a standard calculation for room and board allowance, books and supplies, transportation, and personal expenses.

The FAFSA must be completed each year. The first time you complete the FAFSA you will be considered for financial aid for the fall and spring terms.

***Summer term is considered the start of an academic year. You must complete another FAFSA to determine eligibility for summer financial aid. Priority deadline for FAFSA renewal is March 1.

Work Study

Graduate students are also eligible to apply for university work study positions that are not based on financial need.

Estimated Financial Aid Available

Award Amount
Federal Direct Loan $20,500

Loan Repayment Information

Loans are a form of financial aid that must be repaid, with interest. Students are advised to review loan repayment information. M.A.T. candidates are part-time students during the summer term. Part-time enrollment may impact eligibility for financial aid and the timeline for loan deferments.

Additional Loan Resources

Graduate PLUS Loan
Graduate students may pursue funding through the Federal Graduate PLUS loan program. Students may borrow a PLUS Loan for any year that they are enrolled at least half-time. Click here to see a chart to determine interest rates and here to view loan origination fees.

Private Education Loan
There are many private lenders who offer private educational loans to students provided the qualifying credit and income criteria are met. You can compare options for private education loans through FASTChoice, a free online loan comparison tool.