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From the change in the way I design my lessons to incorporate play, imagination, creativity and problem solving to the way I create art myself; I can see myself evolving. --Alexa Garcia, Current Student

Tuition and Financial Aid

Tuition

Although you may qualify for federal financial aid and/or private student loans, it’s always a good idea to review the total financial commitment of pursuing your degree. The most current costs have been provided here; however, if you have any questions your Enrollment Advisor is available to help and assist you in the application process.

  • Cost per credit: $585.75 (this per credit rate includes $550 tuition and $35.75 University fee)
  • Tuition-$21,087 total-36 credit hours
  • Textbooks: $800 per year (total estimated based on 2 year completion of program)
  • Summer Studio
  • Housing: Estimated $315-415 per week, based on 2011 rates
  • Travel: Estimated $260-2,420, depending on departure city (rate includes transportation and meals)
  • Materials: $50 fee per course
  • GRAND TOTAL: $22,512-$24,772* Tuition rates are based on the current tuition schedule. Tuition and fees are subject to change.

Financial Aid

Without financial assistance many students could not continue on their academic journey. There are many options available to you, and we encourage you to carefully research each one to determine which is best for your unique situation.

Typically students of the online Master’s in Art Education program fund their degree through federal student loan programs. Graduate students may apply for aid in the form of Federal Direct Stafford Loans and Federal Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans.

Graduate students pursuing master’s degrees can pursue fellowships offered through independent agencies.

Federal Loans

  • Stafford-The Federal Stafford Loan is the most common type of federal loan, and it requires the completion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Two types of Federal Stafford Loans are available:
  • Subsidized-A subsidized Stafford Loan is awarded on the basis of need. The federal government pays interest on the loan while you are enrolled at least half time (6 credits) and for one, six-month grace period after you graduate or fall below half-time enrollment.
  • Unsubsidized-Alternatively, an unsubsidized Stafford Loan is not based on need. Students are responsible for the interest on an unsubsidized loan, and are allowed to borrow additional money. No payments are required on any Stafford Loan until 6 months after you leave school or fall below 6 credits. If possible, you may want to pay accrued interest on an unsubsidized loan while you are enrolled.
  • Graduate PLUS Loan-Graduate PLUS Loans are loans for graduate students who are ineligible for Subsidized and Unsubsidized Loans or need to supplement their Subsidized and Unsubsidized awards. Graduate and professional students may borrow up to the student’s cost of attendance, minus other financial aid. Interest is charged during in-school, deferment, and grace periods. The borrower is responsible for the interest from the time the PLUS Loan is disbursed until it’s paid in full. You can choose to pay the interest or allow it to accrue (accumulate) and be capitalized (that is, added to the principal amount of your loan). Capitalizing the interest will increase the amount you have to repay.

Private Loans

Alternative Student Loans
Some students may need additional aid after maximizing their federal loan options or may not be eligible for federal loans. To help bridge the gap between financial aid and college costs, many lenders offer private alternative loans.
Students must either meet the credit criteria of the loan for which they are applying or have a credit-eligible co-borrower. Many of these loans also require enrollment in six or more degree credits per semester, but there are options for students studying in non-degree classes or enrolled in less than half-time status.
International Student Loans
There are several educational loan programs available to international students and their families. Generally, lenders do not allow international students to apply online, and instead require that you mail your application.
International Student Resources
eduPass Guide to Studying in the USA

http://www.edupass.org/finaid/

International Education Financial Aid

http://www.iefa.org/

Financial Aid Resources
Student Financial Affairs
This is the official University of Florida Financial Aid information resource. Check here first for answers to many of your questions.

http://www.sfa.ufl.edu/

UF Financial Aid Scholarship Central
From the Student Financial Affairs site, you can find one of the most detailed listings of scholarships available for every college at UF and beyond.

http://www.sfa.ufl.edu/programs/scholarships/

FAFSA
Information, guidance and tools for federal student assistance—from the U.S. Department of Education’s office of Federal Student Aid.

http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/

Other Helpful Sources
National Scholarship/Fellowship Information
UF Honors Program maintains a website that has links and information on many major scholarships and fellowships for undergraduate and graduate study.
FASTWEB
A database of more than 400,000 scholarships.
FinAid
A free online version of the Scholarship Resource Network database. It has compiled information on all major scholarship and financial aid programs for undergraduate and graduate students.
Important Online Resources
Beyond the valuable financial aid information found throughout this site, there are several excellent online resources to further assist you.
University of Florida
University of Florida Homepage http://www.ufl.edu
College of Fine Arts Homepage http://www.arts.ufl.edu
UF Graduate School http://gradschool.ufl.edu
UF Student Teaching Office http://education.ufl.edu/student-services/student-teaching/
Art Education Sites
Access Art www.accessart.org.uk
Art21 Lesson Library www.pbs.org/art21
Art Junction www.artjunction.org
UFARE 2.0 ufare20.ning.com
ArtsConnectEd www.artsconnected.org
ArtsEdge artsedge.kennedy-center.org
FAEA www.faea.org
Incredible Art Department www.princetonol.com/groups/iad
NAEA www.arteducators.org
Spiral Art Education www.uic.edu/classes/ad/ad382
State & Local Sites
Florida DOE www.fldoe.org
Florida Educator Certification www.fldoe.org/edcert
Florida Sunshine Standards www.fldoe.org/bii/curriculum/Fine_Arts
Florida Teacher Exam (FTCE) www.fl.nesinc.com