Department of Education

Cost and Financial Aid

We offer financial aid opportunities through merit-based scholarships, as well as research and teaching assistantships.

Tuition in the Graduate School for the 2020-2021 academic year is $7,407 per course or $66,663 for the nine courses required for the UEP degree. Generally, tuition increases by 3-5% from year to year.

The program awards merit-based scholarships to about 2/3 of all applicants, ranging from 10-100% of tuition cost.  If you apply by January 15, you will be automatically considered for merit-based scholarships. In addition, research and teaching assistantships and other work opportunities are available to help offset the program costs. Applicants can apply for federal loans by completing a FAFSA form.

Students can also apply for the Urban Education Fellowship (UEF). As part of Brown University’s commitment to the Providence schools, the UEF cancels the student loan — making the program effectively no-cost — if the Fellow works for three years after graduation in a full-time position within a public sector education organization or non-profit entity in the Rhode Island urban core region.  Applicants can apply for a UEF when they apply to the program. UEF applications are due January 27, 2020.

Apply for an Urban Education Fellowship

U.S. citizens and permanent residents may be eligible to borrow funds through the Federal Direct Student Loan Program. Candidates applying for need based financial aid must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online
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