Tuition & Financial Aid


Online programs are assessed UIC’s e-tuition, which is a per credit hour tuition rate.  Effective Fall 2015, the e-tuition rate is $793 per credit hour.  In addition, there is also an $18 per credit hour Library and IT Assessment fee.

The MEd in MESA online program is a 32 credit hour program. Students in the Educational Research Methodology graduate certificate program must complete a minimum of 12 credit hours.

ProgramProgram Cost Based on Current Tuition
MEd in MESA (32 hours)$25,952
Educational Research Methodology certificate program (12 hours)$9,732

NOTE: Tuition rates are subject to change without notice any time prior to the first day of instruction. The program cost shown does not include the cost of books and software. UIC employee tuition waivers are not accepted for this program.

Financial Aid

MEd in MESA Online Program

The MEd in MESA online program itself does not offer financial aid. Information regarding types of aid from the College and University can be obtained from the UIC College of Education’s Financial Aid Web page, the UIC Graduate College and the UIC Office of Special Scholarship Programs.

Students enrolled in the MEd in MESA online program may also be eligible for federal financial aid. For degree-seeking students to be considered, a current Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) must be on file. In addition, you must be enrolled in at least five credit hours and maintain satisfactory academic progress as defined by the UIC Financial Aid Office.

For more information about financial aid, please contact the UIC Office of Student Financial Aid directly.

NOTE: Students taking courses as non-degree are not eligible for federal financial aid.

Educational Research Methodology Online Certificate Program

As a graduate certificate program, the ERM online certificate program does not result in a degree; therefore, financial aid is not offered for this program. However, certificate students may wish to look into alternative loans, also known as private loans. These are educational loans offered through a bank or other financial lender. Visit the UIC Office of Student Financial Aid Alternative Loan Web page for more information.

Veterans Benefits

You may be able to apply Veterans Benefits to these programs. The first step would be to verify your eligibility for Veterans Benefits. Visit the GI Bill Web page on the US Department of Veterans Affairs Web site to begin the process. Once you have verified your eligibility for benefits, please contact Eric Armstrong, Assistant Director of UIC Student Veteran Affairs, at (312) 996-1408 or for information about the next steps.