Costs & Financial Aid

The Master of Education in Education Policy (MEP) is a self-sustaining, fee-based degree program administered by the UW College of Education in collaboration with UW Continuum College.

Course fees are charged on a per-credit basis and are the same for Washington state resident students and non-resident students. In addition to these fees, students pay other required fees each quarter, including registration and technology fees. There may be additional costs for textbooks and other course materials.

Fees are due at the start of each quarter. The estimate below is based on 2017–2018 rates and is subject to change without notice.

Cost per credit: $675
Total number of credits required: 44–45
Estimated total course fees: $29,700–$30,375

Scholarships and Other Funding

Students in the MEP program can apply for various forms of financial aid to help cover their educational costs, including grants, scholarships and loans.

Program Scholarships

The program offers a limited number of scholarships to eligible students. These scholarships are based on qualifications and experience, not financial need. Your abilities and professional background are evaluated based on your application materials and admission interview.

The scholarship committee reviews all applicants for potential awards. Any scholarships awarded are offered upon admission to the program.

The UW College of Education also offers assistantships and other funding opportunities. For more information, see the Funding & Financial Aid page. Note that some funding information provided by the College of Education differs for professional programs, including the master's in education policy program.

Financial Aid

Students may be eligible for federal financial aid, scholarships and loans. You should also visit the fee-based programs page of the Office of Student Financial Aid website. Fee-based students are not eligible for tuition exemptions or UW grants.

Graduate Student Funding

The UW Graduate School has a Graduate Student Funding page with information about fellowships and awards. The Graduate Funding Information Service assists UW graduate students in their search for funding opportunities for graduate school-related expenses. GFIS representatives host workshops, post funding announcements and meet one-on-one with students.

Employer Assistance

Some employers will cover all or part of the cost of a professional education. Check with your employer to see if such a program is available.