Department of Educational Specialties

New! A limited number of Summer Session Tuition Waivers are now available for Graduate Students!

Summer tuition waivers are granted separately than academic year tuition waivers. There are a limited number of waivers available for summer session now! If you are in a program that relies on summer session courses in order to complete your degree on time, you are eligible to apply for a summer session tuition waiver. All other requirements for tuition waivers still apply. Apply now!

Department Financing Information

Our faculty has been successful in securing financial assistance for students through grants from the US Department of Education. This assistance is available for limited periods of time and is constantly changing.

Every spring the Educational Specialties department has several graduate assistantships and tuition waivers available for qualifying students. Educational Specialties students who apply for a Graduate Assistantship will automatically be considered for a tuition waiver if not selected for a GA assignment. Students who apply to any of these opportunities will be reviewed by a selection committee and applicants will be notified after all awards have been allocated, no later than June 15.

Graduate Assistantship

To qualify for a Graduate Assistantship (GA), you need to:

  • be enrolled full time (9 units) and making satisfactory academic progress in any relevant graduate program
  • able to work 20 hrs. per week to fulfill the GA assignment and have no additional employment
  • not be funded by an agency that covers tuition costs

Tuition Waiver

To qualify for a tuition waiver, you need to: 

  • be enrolled full time (9 units) and making satisfactory academic progress in one of the Educational Specialties graduate programs
  • not be funded by an agency that covers tuition costs
  • applicants may be either an in-state student, out-of-state or international student (we have limited out-of-state/international tuition waivers)

Important

Applications will be accepted via email to eiko.garcia@nau.edu, or in person to our office in Room 106, Eastburn Education Building.

Applications can be submitted through May 30th. However, review of applications will begin on April 1st and awards will continue until funding runs out.

Application

To download application, please click here.

For more financing opportunities

Please visit the COE Financing Page.