Eastern Michigan University
Financial Aid & Costs
Fellows will receive a direct $30,000 stipend from the Woodrow Wilson Foundation.
Graduate School application fees are automatically waived for Fellows. EMU Fellows automatically receive in-state tuition rates. Based on current tuition and mandatory fees, the cost of completing the 39-hour MAT program is roughly $21,000.
If Fellows need to borrow money, they should consider Federal funds such as the Federal Direct Graduate PLUS Loan or the TEACH Grant. The TEACH grant is actually a loan; but if one plays one's cards right, funds may not have to be repaid.
TEACH grant info can be found at teach-ats.ed.gov/ats/index.action. Note: Using a search engine such as Google to locate TEACH grant information may lead you to for-profit organizations that would charge you for information that is freely available at the government site, so beware!
Financial aid issues can get complex, so Fellows should take some time to explore this site: www.emich.edu/finaid Fellows should write down questions and bring them to the May orientation. A representative from the Office of Financial Aid at EMU will be at orientation, and the rep will be happy to answer questions about finances, billing, etc.
Note that students applying for Federal aid must fill out and submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA.) Go to www.fafsa.ed.gov to apply ASAP. (Note: if you Google “FAFSA”, you may be misled, and it can cost you. Be sure to go only to www.fafsa.ed.gov) Fellows would need to fill out a 2011-12 FAFSA for Spring or Summer 2012 aid, and a 2012-13 FAFSA for Fall 2012 and Winter 2013 aid.
In order to avoid late fees, Fellows should always register for classes as soon as registration periods begin. Fellows will receive more information on course registration once they are accepted to the program. EMU Department of Teacher Education Senior Secretary Sheri Hillman acts as Fellows’ “go to” person for registration information and problem-solving. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Outside employment during the Fellowship is discouraged.