The Masters of the Arts of Teaching, or M.A.T. is a two-phase program; phase one leads to initial licensure, and phase two offers candidates the opportunity to attain an advanced degree in education. Because Phase 1 is licensure only, students may be eligible for some federal and/or state grants.

In order for us to correctly determine your eligibility, if you are in the MAT Program Phase 1 you must complete your FAFSA as follows in order to be eligible for Federal Student Aid. If these questions are not answered correctly, it could result in a change of your federal aid eligibility. The correct responses to input on your FAFSA are:

  • Grade Level - 5th year undergraduate
  • Program - Teaching Credentials
  • Working on Masters? - No