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MEd Program Information
Master of Education in Teacher Certification

Financial aid available to students in the Masters of Education Program in Teacher Certification consists of federal loans, private alternative loans and a payment plan.

Students in the Masters of Education Program in Teacher Certification are eligible for federal financial aid during certain semesters by completing the following eligibility requirements:

1.    Apply for admission and receive a letter of acceptance into the Masters of Education Program at the University of Sioux Falls.

2.    Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at www.fafsa.ed.gov and have the results sent to USF (school code 003469). The FAFSA form must be renewed on an annual basis.

3.    Students must be enrolled in a minimum of 4.5 credit hours per semester in courses required to complete the Masters of Education Degree.  At USF, students need to be enrolled in a minimum of 2 courses per semester to meet this requirement.

4.    Students will receive an award letter from the USF Financial Aid Office each semester in which the student has completed the above steps and is eligible to receive financial aid.

5.    In the Masters of Education Program in Teacher Certification, students follow a pre-established schedule of coursework.  Students who follow this schedule of coursework will not be eligible for federal financial aid every semester.

6.    Students needing financial assistance to complete this program have other financing options when federal loans are not available.  Students can apply for a private-alternative bank loan or an interest-free payment plan.  See the “Alternative Funding Sources ” link for further details on these options.

Masters of Education Program in Reading, Technology, Leadership or Educational Administration: Adult and Higher Education. 

Financial aid available to students in the Masters of Education Programs consists of federal loans, private alternative loans, and a payment plan.

Students in the Masters of Education Programs are eligible for federal financial aid during certain semesters by completing the following eligibility requirements:

1.    Apply for admission and receive a letter of acceptance into one of the Masters of Education Programs at the University of Sioux Falls.

2.    Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at www.fafsa.ed.gov and have the results sent to USF (school code 003469). The FAFSA form must be renewed on an annual basis.

3.    Students must be enrolled in a minimum of 4.5 credit hours per semester in courses required to complete a Masters of Education Degree.  At USF, students need to be enrolled in a minimum of 2 courses per semester to meet this requirement.

4.    Students will receive an award letter from the USF Financial Aid Office each semester in which the student has completed the above steps and is eligible to receive financial aid.

5.    In the Masters of Education Programs, students follow a pre-established schedule of coursework.  Students will not be eligible for federal financial aid during every semester.

6.    Students needing financial assistance to complete one of these programs have other financing options for semesters when federal loans are not available.  Students can apply for a private alternative bank loan or an interest free payment plan.  See the “Alternative Funding Sources ” link for further details on these options.