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Physical Education and Physical Activity Leadership, Master of Arts in Teaching – Tuition, Financial Aid & Health Insurance


This is an Extended Campus program, which means:

  • A flat per-credit tuition rate for all students (in-state or out-of-state)
  • There are no student fees – they are incorporated into our flat tuition rate
  • Certain courses may carry specific course fees for additional services and materials

The 2016-17 program tuition is $550 per credit hour. Tuition for 2017-18 will be determined in June 2017.

Financial Aid

Summer Travel Scholarships

Up to $1,500 in travel support is available to program students for attending the on-campus summer institute. To apply, please send a one-page justification letter to brian.dauenhauer@unco.edu.

Federal Financial Aid

Students who cannot pay for tuition alone are encouraged to apply for federal financial aid. Students must first complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA priority filing date for each academic year (a Fall-Spring-Summer cycle which begins each August) is March 1, although the form is now available by October 1 of the previous year and requests tax information from the year prior. For example, the FAFSA form for aid for the 2017-18 school year is released on Oct. 1, 2016, and is based off of 2015 tax return information.

Late submissions of the FAFSA are still accepted throughout the school year but you may not be considered for the maximum amount of aid. If the March priority deadline has passed for the upcoming/current school year, we encourage you to apply for FAFSA consideration as soon as you enroll for your first courses. Depending on the time of year, you may be able to submit an application for the current academic year and an early/priority application for the following academic year.

Master's and Educational Specialist degree students require a minimum of 5 credits per academic term for financial aid eligibility. Full time enrollment is based on 9 credits.

To apply for federal financial aid assistance

Fill out the FAFSA form at https://fafsa.ed.gov/

For more specific help, Extended Campus degree-seeking students may contact Fabian Garcia in Financial Aid at fabian.garcia@unco.edu, 970-351-2502 or via the UNC Financial Aid website.

Students can also find information in the Guide to Federal Student Aid at http://studentaid.ed.gov/students/publications/student_guide/index.html

Student Health Insurance

The University of Northern Colorado offers a Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP) to all degree-seeking students who enroll in courses on our main UNC Campus, an Extended Campus Center or Online.

Degree-seeking graduate students enrolled in 6 or more credit hours will automatically receive this benefit each term. SHIP premiums will appear on your semester bill. If you have comparable insurance coverage, and do not want to be charged for SHIP coverage, you must opt out of this plan each Fall via an online waiver process.

Please visit the UNC Student Health Insurance pages for more information about the insurance plan.

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Credits Required:
Time to Completion:
5 terms (18 months)
$550/credit hour

Delivery Options:

Program Coordinator:

Dr. Brian Dauenhauer



MAT-PEPAL Program Website

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