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Funding Your Graduate Education

Below are potential financial assistance resources for students enrolled in a graduate education program. 

Federal TEACH Grant Program

The Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant Program provides grants of up to $4,000 per year to students who agree to teach for four years in an elementary school, secondary school or educational service agency that serves low-income families in a high need field (as determined by the Federal Department of Education), among other requirements. View eligibility requirements, a list of high need fields and find more information by visiting the Federal TEACH Grant web page. Please feel free to contact the Saint Xavier University Office of Financial Aid at or 773-298-3070 with questions.

Federal Teacher Loan Forgiveness Program

If you teach full-time for five complete and consecutive academic years in certain elementary schools, secondary schools, and educational service agencies that serve low-income families, and meet other qualifications, you may be eligible for forgiveness of up to a combined total of $17,500 on select loans. To find out more information, please view the Federal Teacher Loan Forgiveness Program web page. Please feel free to contact the Saint Xavier University Office of Financial Aid at or 773-298-3070 with questions.

Minority Teachers of Illinois (MTI) Scholarship

Funds from this program may be used to pay for tuition, fees and room and board, or commuter allowances, if applicable. This scholarship may be received for a maximum of the equivalent of four academic years (eight semesters or 12 quarters) of full-time enrollment. Find more information by visiting the MTI Scholarship web page. Please feel free to contact the Saint Xavier University Office of Financial Aid at or 773-298-3070 with questions.

Federal Direct Stafford Loans

Federal Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans are available to assist in meeting the educational costs of those students who submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Payments on Unsubsidized Stafford loans are not required while enrolled in school at least half-time or during the six-month grace period following graduation. Interest begins to accrue at the time of loan disbursement. For more information, visit

Troops to Teachers

Illinois Troops to Teachers assists eligible military personnel transitioning to a new career as public school teachers. Regardless of where a military career takes a participant while with the program, offices nationwide have been established to provide individuals with counseling and assistance regarding certification requirements, routes to state certification and employment leads. For more information, visit the Troops to Teachers website.

Education Scholarships

The Saint Xavier University Department of Education provides tuition grants for eligible graduate students. Additionally, other Education Scholarships have been made available through generous donations from friends of the Department of Education. For more information about these scholarships and awards, visit the Education Scholarships page or contact Maureen Spelman at or 773-298-3435.

Tuition Payment Plan

Tuition payment plans are available through the Office of the Bursar using Tuition Management Systems, allowing students to spread tuition payments over 5-10 equal monthly payments. Visit the Payment Plans page for more information or to enroll.

Employee Reimbursement

Students whose employer is paying, or reimbursing, all or part of their tuition costs may be eligible for delayed tuition payments until payment is remitted by the employer. Additionally, for your convenience, the Office of the Bursar will directly bill those employers who pay the University directly. For more information, visit the Employee Tuition Reimbursement page or contact the Office of the Bursar at or 773-298-3046.