Affording tuition

Contact information:

Email
education@stmartin.edu

Phone number
360-438-4333

Physical location
476 Old Main Building

Mailing address
College of Education and Counseling Psychology
Saint Martin's University
5000 Abbey Way SE
Lacey, WA 98503-7500

Office hours
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Monday - Friday

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Affording tuition

It can be very challenging to afford university tuition. Here are some resources that might help make the costs of tuition more affordable. Please view the options below to see what works best for you.

TEACH Grant

Any undergraduate or graduate student who has been accepted into a College of Education and Counseling Psychology teacher education program is eligible to apply for a TEACH Grant.

The Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant program provides grants of up to $4,000 per year to students who agree to serve as a highly-qualified full-time teacher in a high-need field in a public or private elementary or secondary school that serves students from low-income families. A TEACH Grant recipient must teach for at least four academic years within eight years of completing the program of study for which the TEACH Grant was received.

If a TEACH Grant recipient fails to complete the service requirement, the total amount of TEACH Grant funds received will be converted to a William D. Ford Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan.

Only students planning on teaching certain endorsements are eligible. Currently these endorsements are:

  • Bilingual Education and English Language Acquisition
  • Foreign Language
  • Mathematics
  • Reading Specialist
  • Science
  • Special Education

Process of application for the Catholic school special tuition program:

  1. Visit the TEACH Grant website for more information and further instructions: https://teach-ats.ed.gov/ats/index.action
  2. Once you are ready to apply please download the Saint Martin's University TEACH Grand Application drop it off at the Education main office located at Old Main 476 or mail to:
    College of Education and Counseling Psychology
    Saint Martin's University
    5000 Abbey Way SE
    Lacey, WA 98503

Catholic school special tuition

For teachers, principals, paraprofessionals in Catholic schools within the Archdiocese of Seattle enrolled in the College of Education and Professional Psychology

The Saint Martin's University Catholic school special tuition program will provide a 50 percent occupational special tuition to full-time religious and lay teachers, principals and paraprofessionals of Catholic schools which are under the auspices of the Archdiocese of Seattle. This special tuition will apply to students that are fully accepted accepted into any College of Education and Counseling Psychology program. Individuals who are employed on a part-time basis will not be eligible for the program.

Application for this special tuition must be submitted at least two weeks before the academic session in which a course in being offered. Saint Martin's University reserves the right to limit the number of Catholic school special tuition program participants in any particular course or program. It is understood that students will be admitted on a "space available" basis. It is likewise understood that this tuition grant program is not retroactive.

Please note that the special tuition for each semester (including summer) is based on the University academic year tuition rate.

Process of application for the Catholic school special tuition program:

  1. Complete application for admission to Saint Martin's University, College of Education and Counseling Psychology at least six weeks before classes begin.
  2. After acceptance into the College of Education and Counseling Psychology, complete the application for the Catholic school special tuition and mail to:
    College of Education and Counseling Psychology
    Saint Martin's University
    5000 Abbey Way SE
    Lacey, WA 98503

Financial aid and scholarships

To find out more information about other scholarships and financial aid opportunities please visit our department of student financial services.