Tuition and Aid
Multiple financial aid options are available to make your special education master's program affordable.
Delivering high-quality graduate programs takes a comprehensive support system. Your investment in an advanced degree or program includes a network of services and personnel who partner with you in pursuit of higher education. Below is a breakdown of some common fees associated with School of Education programs.
School of Education Fees
|EdD in Educational Leadership (per unit)||$1,159|
|EdD in Educational Leadership dissertation continuation courses (per unit)||$569|
|Education master’s degree, credential, authorization, and certificate programs (except School Counseling and School Psychology programs) (per unit)||$675|
|School Counseling and School Psychology, and LPCC programs (per unit)||$813|
|BCBA Certificate (per unit)||$799|
|Audit (per unit)||half-price tuition|
|School of Education assessment fee (Taskstream/Teacher Performance Assessment; flat fee equal to cost of .25–1 unit, depending on the program and course the fee is attached to)||no longer applicable|
|Intent to Commence and/or Graduate Fee||$100|
View a complete list of university fees.
All stated financial information is subject to change. Please consult with the Office of Graduate and Professional Student Financial Services located in the Graduate and Professional Center, (626) 815-4570, for more information.
Several types of financial aid are available to graduate students. The resources range from federal loans and state grants to, for some graduate programs, fellowships and scholarships. For details about financial aid available for your program, please contact the Office of Graduate and Professional Student Financial Services at (626) 815-4570.
Military members—and in some cases their spouses and dependents—qualify for financial assistance covering tuition, housing, and books. Azusa Pacific is a Yellow Ribbon University and Military Friendly School, so you can be confident that you’ll receive the benefits and flexibility you need to complete your education.
School of Education Scholarships
APU also provides information on numerous financial aid options for prospective School of Education students. Learn more about the aid opportunities available.
School of Education Alumni Tuition Discounts
APU’s School of Education offers an alumni tuition discount for Azusa Pacific alumni starting in a graduate program.
Students must be in good academic standing and maintain satisfactory academic progress with a minimum cumulative grade-point average (GPA) of 3.0. Students must be enrolled at least half-time. If qualifications are met, the discount may be renewed each term. APU will pay $500 per term (up to $2,000 over the course of the program). This discount cannot be combined with other institutional aid. Contact Student Financial Services for complete eligibility details.
Notes on Eligibility: The School of Education’s doctoral program (Ed.D. in Educational Leadership) and the Clear Administrative Services Credential (CASC) program are not eligible for the alumni tuition discount. APU doctoral alumni are also not eligible for the School of Education alumni discount. Additionally, the alumni discount cannot be combined with other institutional aid, such as School of Education scholarships. Students who are eligible for both may choose to receive either the alumni discount or an APU scholarship. Contact Student Financial Services for complete eligibility details.
Note: Award and eligibility are applicable for the 2022-23 academic year and apply to students admitted beginning fall 2020. The discount is subject to change.
Note: This information is current for the 2023-24 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.