Graduate Education Student Resources

Graduate students at Stetson University have access to virtual and in person resources.  Just to name a few, we have our virtual library, writing center, counseling services, virtual fitness classes, and much more! Go Hatters!  To learn more review the complete list of our graduate resources.

Tuition and Fees

Summer 2023 Payment Deadline: May 15, 2023

Fall 2023 Payment Deadline: July 15, 2023

Spring 2024 Payment Deadline: December 15, 2023

Summer 2024 Payment Deadline: May 15, 2024

Registrar Office

  • Academic Calendars can be viewed on the Registrar's webpage (Calendars are listed by Graduate Program)
  • Request transcripts
    • Note, Stetson does not automatically send your transcripts to the state, your district or your school.  Students are responsible for sending their transcripts to these individual parties. 

In-Service Tuition Scholarship

Stetson University, College of Arts and Sciences, offers a 40% tuition scholarship for graduate-level and post-bacc students enrolled in the Counselor Education and Education programs (excluding the MS Higher Education and Administration). Eligibility is determined at the time of admission. Requirements to qualify are:

  • Employed full-time at a nonprofit or a private school as a teacher, academic coach, school counselor, paraprofessional, dean, or leadership position within the school or district;
  • Employed full-time at a non-profit counseling center or rehab facility as an intake specialist, behavioral technician, or a position with direct patient contact and mentorship responsibilities;
  • Employed full-time as a clergy member under contract.

Proof of employment is required and will be requested by and submitted to the Office of Admissions.

Office of Student Financial Aid

  • Loans are currently the only source of financial aid offered to our graduate students.
  • To be eligible for financial aid, a student must complete the FAFSA each academic year.
  • Stetson University's federal school code is 001531 when completing the FAFSA.

If you have questions about federal student aid, please contact the university's Office of Student Financial Aid at 386-822-7120.


Complete the application for graduation at the beginning of the semester in which you plan to graduate. The graduation fee will be charged to your student account. Regalia orders are placed separately.

Note, Stetson does not automatically send your transcripts to the state, your district or your school.  Students are responsible for sending their transcripts to these individual parties. Gain access to the Florida Department of Education webpage for information regarding updating your Educator Certificate. Please make sure the necessary language has been applied to your transcripts before completing your transcript request.

More information may be found at the Commencement homepage

Stetson Graduate Diversity and Inclusion Teacher-Scholar Grant

Stetson University Graduate Education programs value equity, diversity, inclusion, and strong school-university partnerships.  Although students of color represent more than 50 percent of the entire K-12 student population, educators (school administrators and teachers) continue to be significantly underrepresented in the U.S. education system, and disparities are particularly visible in the state of Florida.  With increasing diversity in today’s schools and the critical need for diverse representation in education, Stetson’s Graduate Education programs seek to address this imbalance and help advance equity.    

Research demonstrates that all students benefit from having highly-qualified, diverse educators.  The Teacher-Scholar Grant provides financial assistance to diverse educators in our Educational Leadership, Modified Leadership, Exceptional Student Education, and Education Specialist graduate programs.  This grant aims to strengthen graduate pathways by creating more opportunities for certification, graduate degree completion, professional skills development, and knowledge enrichment through Stetson University’s graduate education programs. 

Each award covers tuition for one three-credit-hour course for post-baccalaureate credit.  A certificate will be sent to each award recipient and may be presented as tuition payment for the course; a total of eight grants are offered each academic year.  Applicants must be entering their first term within one of the above-mentioned graduate education programs to be eligible.  Additionally, they should be a currently practicing educator.  School and/or self-nominations are accepted.

The Stetson Graduate Diversity and Inclusion Teacher-Scholar Grant is not transferable and must be used within the academic year it is awarded.

Fall awards:

  • Application deadline: July 1st 

Spring awards:

  • Application deadline: December 1st

Click here to apply

Teacher Education Assistance for College or Higher Education Grant (TEACH)

The Federal Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education Grant provides up to $4,000 per year to students who plan to complete a degree program in pursuit of becoming a teacher. Conditions for receiving the grant include: teaching in a high-need field; at an elementary, secondary or educational service agency that serves students from low-income families; students must teach for at least four complete academic years within eight years of completing or ceasing enrollment in their degree program.

Steps to apply for the TEACH Grant:

  1. Complete a FAFSA
  2. Complete the Stetson TEACH Grant Application
  3. Complete the Agreement to Serve
  4. Complete the TEACH Grant Counseling

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Federal Loan Forgiveness Program

Under the Teacher Loan Forgiveness Program, if you teach full-time for five complete and consecutive academic years in a low-income school or educational service agency, and meet other qualifications, you may be eligible for forgiveness of up to $17,500 on your Direct Subsidized and Unsubsidized Loans and your Subsidized and Unsubsidized Federal Stafford Loans.

If you have a Direct Consolidation Loan or a Federal Consolidation Loan, you may be eligible for forgiveness of the outstanding portion of the consolidation loan that repaid an eligible Direct Subsidized Loan, Direct Unsubsidized Loan, Subsidized Federal Stafford Loan or Unsubsidized Federal Stafford Loan.

Deadline and Eligibility: See website

Value: Up to $17,500