Admission, Financial Aid and Tuition
McKendree welcomes applications from students holding a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution who seek a challenging educational experience in a stimulating and friendly environment. Applicants are considered on an individual basis without regard to sex, race, disability, nationality, or religion.
The following documentation and/or components are required for consideration for admission to Master of Arts in Education:
1. A completed graduate admission application. (no fee)
2. Official transcripts from each college or university attended. Official transcripts are those that are mailed from institution to institution.
3. A current vita or resume.
4. A minimum 3.0 G.P.A. on a four-point scale in undergraduate studies. Applicants with a G.P.A. below 3.0 may be conditionally admitted.
5. Three professional references.
6. Applicants may be required to participate in a personal interview to assess readiness for graduate studies.
2012/2013 Academic Year (August-July)
The educator tuition rate is $350 per credit hour for certified teachers or those who have experience in teaching. Tuition for the Master of Arts in Education is $425 per credit hour. Online courses have an e-learning technology fee of $50 per credit hour.
McKendree University offers financial aid in the form of Federal Direct Loans. The
maximum annual Unsubsidized Federal Direct Loan eligibility for a degree seeking graduate/doctoral
student is $20,500. However, the loan eligibility along with other financial aid cannot
exceed the Cost of Attendance (COA) set by your enrollment status. Full-time status
is considered nine hours or more per semester. Half-time status is considered less
than 9 hours and but at least 5 hours per semester.
The aggregate loan limit for a graduate/doctoral student is $138,500. The graduate/doctoral debt limit includes Federal Loans received for undergraduate and graduate study. The interest rate for the Federal Direct Loan Program is set at 6.8%. Loans will be disbursed once per semester – the disbursement will occur after the drop/add period of the fifth (5th) hour. You must be enrolled in at least half-time status (half-time = 5 hours) as a degree seeking student to be eligible for the Federal Direct Loan program. The 5.0 hours must be graduate/doctoral coursework required for the degree you are seeking. Electives, deficiencies, pre-requisites or endorsements may not be considered toward the five graduate hours. For more information please contact the Office of Financial Aid at 1-800-BEARCAT ext. 6828, 618-537-6828.
File the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), requesting the results to be sent to McKendree University. Our federal school code number is 001722. You can complete the FAFSA electronically (www.fafsa.gov) or by submitting the paper application (paper copy available by printing it from the FAFSA website). It is recommended you complete the FAFSA as soon as possible after January 1 of the year you plan to enroll. Once you have completed the FAFSA and it has been processed, you will receive a Student Aid Report (SAR) from the Federal Processor and your information will be sent to McKendree University electronically.
Complete the FAFSA as soon after January 1st as possible. The PIN mentioned below will allow a student to complete the application online and an expected family contribution (EFC) will be provided at the end of the process.
This is the site where a student can obtain a Personal Identification Number (PIN). This number is unique to each individual and represents an electronic signature which can be used to sign your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and a promissory note for a federal student loan.
McKendree School Code: 001722.
McKendree partners with Tuition Management Systems (TMS) to offer students an interest-free monthly payment option. For an enrollment fee, the billing cost is spread out over the time period that you are taking the courses. For more information please contact the Business Office at 537-6868 or go online at http://www.afford.com/.
1. Only the amount that will be paid by the employer can be deferred. The entire amount will be subject to interest charges until the student’s portion is paid.
2. A letter from the employer stating that the employee is eligible for tuition reimbursement will be required each semester. Depending upon the employer’s tuition reimbursement requirements, a copy of the policy from the company may be sufficient. This letter should be submitted to the Business Office.
3. The employer should make McKendree the Payee (or at least the co-payee) on the check.
4. Deferment period will terminate 30 days after the date grades are issued.
5. The balance will be subject to interest charges if payment is not received within 30 days from the date grades are issued.
Office of Graduate Admission
701 College Road
Lebanon, IL 62254
800-BEARCAT ext. 6576