UCDS Graduate School of Education

Tuition Assistance

UCDS is excited to offer multiple options to help students pay for their degree. Explore below to find out more about scholarship and employer matching opportunities.

Scholarship Funds

Qualifying students are encouraged to apply for scholarship funds. Scholarship funding is awarded to help offset the cost of tuition for graduate students at the UCDS Graduate School of Education, and awards generally range from $1,000-4,000. Applying for scholarship funds and applying for admissions at the UCDS Graduate School of Education are two separate processes. The scholarship application is designed to provide some basic information that helps us to distribute each year’s available funding.  Scholarship funds are limited and awarded at the discretion of UCDS, based on need and the availability of funds. To apply, contact Jill Eagle as soon as possible to receive access to the online application form. Please give complete and accurate information. Along with the online application form, you will need to submit your most recent tax returns as well as earnings information for the most recent tax year if applicable.  

Scholarships are awarded on an annual basis.  Students must apply for each year they wish to receive an award.  Scholarship applications will be reviewed only for students who are accepted to attend the UCDS Graduate School of Education.  Whenever possible, award information will be shared at the same time as acceptance materials. Awards will only be granted to students who enroll in the UCDS Graduate School of Education.

We strive to build personal connections with applicants, so please don’t hesitate to contact Jill Eagle in the UCDS Business Office with your questions. The following information will help get you started with your Scholarship application.

Scholarship Application Checklist

  • Contact Jill Eagle in the UCDS Business Office for an online application form.
  • Complete the online application.
  • Submit documentation to the UCDS Business Office
    • A signed copy of your most recent tax return and all accompanying documentation.
    • Current W2.
    • Current 1099 (if applicable).

Email documentation to Jill Eagle (jille@ucds.org) or deliver to:
UCDS Business Office
℅ Jill Eagle
5062 9th Ave NE
Seattle, WA 98105

Professional Support Match

Schools provide a wide array of incentives and supports for teachers to learn and earn advanced degrees. Employers who provide professional development funds to help pay for UCDS Graduate School of Education tuition will have their contribution matched by UCDS, up to $1,500! For a graduate student, this could mean up to $3,000 of combined tuition support per year. This allows for UCDS to partner with employers who wish to support future school leaders!

For Washington State residents seeking information and resources about student loan repayment or seeking to submit a complaint relating to your student loans or student loan servicer, please visit www.wsac.wa.gov/loan-advocacy or contact the Student Loan Advocate at loanadvocate@wsac.wa.gov.