Tuition and Financial Aid

Tuition in the Graduate School for the 2015-2016 academic year is $6,034 per course or $48,272 for the eight courses required for the MAT degree. For purposes of evaluation, each course may be considered the approximate equivalent of four semester hours. Generally, tuition increases by 3-5% from year to year.


Financial aid is available in the form of tuition scholarships and is awarded on the basis of financial need, past performance and evidence of potential success in the program. In addition, students may be eligible to borrow funds through the Federal Direct Student Loan Program depending on financial need. Consideration for need-based federal aid (Federal Direct Loans and Federal Work-Study) is based on status as a U.S. citizen or permanent resident of the U.S. and is determined by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).


Candidates applying for financial aid must complete the following steps by February 1:


  1. File the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online at
  2. Complete the Brown MAT Financial Aid Application

For additional information about the federal aid application and eligibility, please visit the Financial Aid website, or contact the Office of Financial Aid by email or by phone: (401) 863-2721.


Urban Education Fellows Program

Urban Education Fellows dedicate three years of postgraduate work to the Providence urban core in exchange for tuition forgiveness. Upon completion of the Master of Arts in Teaching program, UEFs are expected to serve in a full-time teaching position at the elementary or secondary level. In order to receive loan cancellation, fellows must be directly employed by a school system in the Providence urban core. Please see the UEF webpage for more information.