Quinnipiac University

Graduate MAT Degree in Special 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.

Costs and Budgets

Tuition is based on a per-credit rate at the graduate level. The 2024-25 graduate tuition rate for the MAT program is $655 per credit. Tuition and fees are subject to annual updates. View a detailed breakdown of fees.

Practical, hands-on experience in the classroom

As an MAT candidate, you may participate in an internship or residency during the fall and spring semesters of the program. Quinnipiac and our partnering schools provide you with guided, hands-on professional practice while reducing some costs of the program.

Candidates who are not employed by a school district will be placed as either an intern or a resident. These candidates will receive a reduction in tuition of up to 50% by means of a tuition remission for serving in such capacity. Candidates employed by a school district may be eligible for employee tuition assistance. Financial aid is available for all candidates in the MAT program.

  • Interns serve in area schools in a variety of capacities and as substitute teachers with guidance from an on-site adviser and from a Quinnipiac faculty member. Each intern has the opportunity to participate in staff meetings and take part in all school operations.

  • Residents spend the entire school year with one teacher in one classroom in the role of co-teacher. The classroom teacher and a Quinnipiac faculty member will provide guidance throughout the school year. Each resident can participate in staff meetings and take part in all school operations.

  • School employees continue working in the capacity in which they were hired.

After successfully completing one year of studies in the MAT program, a candidate can be hired as a teacher of record under a Resident Educator Certificate issued by the State of Connecticut.

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