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Graduate Scholarship, Discount and Grant Opportunities

Dean's Scholarship

Save $150 per credit hour - Save $450 per course

The College of Education is excited to announce that effective Fall 2013, a Dean's Scholarship is now available to all new, qualified students in all of our MA degree programs. To receive this scholarship, graduate students must enroll in 6-10 credit hours in any given semester (i.e., 2-3 courses).

To receive this scholarship, you must:

  1. Earn admission to a graduate program with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 in undergraduate coursework or in graduate coursework if you have completed a previous graduate degree.
  2. Enroll in 6-10 credit hours per term with the exception of students in the READ program who are eligible to receive a discount without a credit-hour limit.
  3. Maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA in your graduate program.

Please note that students receiving the special tuition rate for online ESL/Bilingual courses are ineligible for this scholarship.

Please contact your advisor if you have any questions about this scholarship.

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Online ESL/Bilingual Tuition Discount

Students at large and graduate students in Teaching and Learning and Reading who enroll in at least two graduate courses and maintain at least a 3.0 GPA pay only $350 per credit hour for the following online ESL/Bilingual courses: READ 458, 468, 473, 474, 475, and 476.

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The Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education Grant (TEACH Grant) Program provides grants of up to $4,000 a year to students who are completing or plan to complete course work needed to begin a career in teaching.

 Please contact your advisor if you have any questions about this scholarship. For more information, visit the TEACH Grant website

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General Education Tuition Discount

$100 credit/hour

College of Education graduate students who enroll in 100-200 level undergraduate courses required for teacher certification are eligible for a discount on the tuition that they pay for these 100-200 level courses.  To receive the discount, graduate students must be concurrently enrolled in at least one graduate course required for the MA degree.  Then graduate students may take the 100-200 level course(s) for only $100 per credit hour.  Please note that graduate students are only allowed to take three undergraduate-level courses at the discounted rate.  Any additional undergraduate-level courses will not qualify for the General Education Tuition Discount.


  • Make sure you are in academic good standing
  • Make sure you are enrolled in at least 1 graduate course applicable to your MA degree. 
  • Make sure you apply by sending your Faculty advisor or COE Student Support Specialist an email including your RU ID# and Name in the subject line of an email.

The body of your email should include your:

  • Name
  • Student ID#
  • Term or Semester
  • Prefix, number, and title of your undergraduate course
  • Prefix, number, and title of your graduate education course

The Office of Student Accounts applies the discount AFTER you have registered for your courses.

If the request is approved by the COE Faculty Advisor or Student Support Specialist, it will be forwarded to the Office of Student Accounts for review and application to the student’s account.

Please note that the discount for courses taken in the summer can only be applied and reflected in students' accounts after the registration process begins in March--not earlier.

Questions about this discount may be directed to Laura Lag ( in Schaumburg or Lily Castillo ( in Chicago.

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Graduate Scholarships

For more information about scholarships and graduate assistantships offered through Roosevelt University, please visit the Admission Graduate Scholarships Information page.

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Assistance for National Board Certified Teacher Candidates

A subsidy is available through the Illinois State Board of Education to assist educators applying for National Board Certification.  Additional information on National Board Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) and candidacy can be found at