Educational Technology Tuition and Financial Aid

Per credit tuition rates for M. Ed. and Certificate programs

  • Current (2019-2020): $422/cr. in-state and $432/cr. out-of-state

M. Ed. program costs in-state and out-of-state

This assumes current tuition rates for students completing 31-33 credits:

  • $13,082 - $13,926 estimated in-state tuition
  • $13,392 - $14,256 estimated out-of-state tuition
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Certificate program costs in-state and out-of-state
This assumes current tuition rates for the 4 required courses @ 3 credits each, for 12 credits total:

  • $5,064 estimated in-state tuition
  • $5,184 estimated out-of-state tuition

Transfer Credits from a Certificate Program to a Related M. Ed. Degree

Credits in the Educational Technology certificate program may be transferred into the M.Ed. degree program in Educational Technology. To request this, complete the Approval of Transfer Credit Form, obtain the correct signatures from the M. Ed. program, and submit to the Graduate School.

Transfer Credits into a Certificate Program

"A grade of “B” or better must be earned in courses requested for transfer credit. Courses are taken for pass/fail or satisfactory/unsatisfactory grades will not be accepted for transfer graduate credit. Under no circumstances will more than one-half of the total graduate credits required for completion of a program be considered for transfer/inclusion in the student’s program of study...Transfer credit applications must be approved by the student’s advisor, academic unit head and Outreach & Engagement." Visit the Approval of Transfer Credit/Waiver Form for Certificate Programs form to learn more and make your request.

Financial Aid for Master Degree Students

Financial Aid is available to master degree students only. Military applicants should review this site for additional information:

At James Madison University, we recognize the financial commitment and investment that comes with continuing your education. The Office of Financial Aid provides students with the information they need to facilitate decisions on their financing and borrowing options.

Applications for graduate financial aid are accepted on a rolling basis throughout the academic year. Students interested in applying for financial aid are encouraged to do so at least 4 weeks prior to the start of a session. This increases the probability for aid to be awarded and available at the beginning of the fall and spring terms.  Summer school financial aid is generally delayed, and more information can be found about that at Summer Financial Aid.

Students who apply for financial aid and are eligible (see below) may be offered a Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan up to a maximum amount of $20,500 for the academic year.  For additional details and information on financial aid for graduate students, please click here.

Get an estimate of how much it would cost to repay your loan. Click here to visit the Federal Student Aid Repayment Estimator!


To qualify for federal financial aid as a graduate student at James Madison University, you must:

  • Be admitted and matriculated into a degree-granting program and enrolled at least half-time (5 credits per semester) in the session for which you are seeking assistance;
  • Be considered an eligible citizen, permanent resident or non-citizen as defined on the FAFSA;
  • Not be in default on a prior federal student loan and not owe a refund on a federal student grant;
  • Maintain satisfactory academic progress as defined by the University’s Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy.

To see the complete list of qualifications, click here.

How to Apply

  1. Before beginning your FAFSA, make sure you have applied for and received a FSA ID. The FSA ID will allow you to sign the FAFSA electronically. You can apply for your FSA ID and
  2. File Your FAFSA (FAFSA). Visit to complete the FAFSA.
  3. You must list James Madison University as one of the schools entitled to receive this information and list our Title IV school code number, which is 003721.

To learn more about applying and to see our loan repayment calculators, visit JMU’s financial aid website.

JMU also offers a host of exclusive scholarship, travel, veteran and general graduate school funding opportunities. For more information about this programs, visit our Financial Aid page.

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