Quinnipiac University

Graduate MAT Degree in Elementary Education Tuition and Financial Aid

We know that college is a huge investment and one of the most important ones you’ll ever make. That’s why we’re invested in helping make your Quinnipiac education affordable. Whether it’s grants, scholarships, loans or a job, we’ll help you explore every option and make a plan that works for you.

Graduate Costs

Tuition and Fees 2020-21

Direct costs are expenses for which you receive a billing statement from the Quinnipiac University Office of Student Accounts such as tuition, student fees, university/technology fees, accident insurance, health insurance and other applicable fees.

Cost or fee Rate
Tuition for master of arts in teaching program1 $1,075 per credit
Student fees $45 per credit, not to exceed $405 per semester
$25 per term summer registration fee
Technology and lab fees $370 per semester (fall/spring) for full-time students
$165 per semester (fall/spring) for part-time students
$85 for summer semester (full-time or part-time)
Mandatory accident insurance $25 fall and spring semester
Commuter meal plan (required) $210 per semester (fall/spring) for full-time students
Not charged for clinical or student-teaching semesters

1Teaching Internships
Full-time students who are accepted into the five semester Master of Arts in Teaching program serve as student interns in designated public schools. Interns receive a tuition waiver during the internship period.

Tuition-Paid Internship Program

The Quinnipiac School of Education Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program has been designed to provide you with internship opportunities that save you tuition costs for up to three-and-a-half semesters of your program.

Quinnipiac partners with over 20 school districts in Connecticut to place you in internships that significantly reduce tuition while giving you a depth of valuable classroom experience. Our experienced faculty will assist you in your internship placement, matching you with the school settings best for you.

The Tuition-Paid Internship Program places you on a path to an education degree and teacher certification — while removing much of the cost.

With the Tuition-Paid Internship Program, you will:

  • Save all tuition costs for your first two semesters.
  • Pay for your third semester summer term, along with books and fees for the entire program.
  • Have the additional opportunity to save all tuition costs for your fourth and half of your fifth semesters through an optional second internship.
  • Work with dedicated faculty who guide your internship placement.

If the optional second internship is not selected, students also pay tuition for the entire fourth and fifth semesters.

As an intern, you will:

  • Work closely with faculty and staff at your internship school.
  • Serve in a variety of roles including ten weeks as a student teacher, sharing responsibilities with an on-site teacher.
  • Assist in numerous school projects.
  • Mentor small groups of students.
  • Begin building a strong CV and professional network that will be invaluable to your future job search.

You will begin the fall semester as a full-time graduate student and spend your first two semesters interning in a local school while also attending evening courses on our North Haven Campus.

You will be off to a strong start — gaining experience in your internship school while also gaining perspective and support from your Quinnipiac faculty and classmates.