The M.Ed degree is offered on a full and part-time basis. The application deadlines are as follows:
Full-time and Part-time - M.Ed. students should begin their programs in SEPTEMBER, and their applications must be received at the Graduate School by FEBRUARY 1. If the program has not reached the enrollment limit with the applications received by February 1, then a rolling admissions process will be in effect until the admissions quota has been reached.
M.Ed. students should begin their program during summer session (typically in MAY), and their applications must be received at the Graduate School by FEBRUARY 1. If the program has not reached the enrollment limit with the applications received by February 1, then a rolling admissions process will be in effect until the admissions quota has been reached.
Federal Financial Aid
Federal money for graduate students includes loans (Guaranteed Student Loans, Perkins loans, etc.), and the college work-study program (CWS). Aid amounts depend on assessment of financial need through completion of the Free Application for federal Student Aid (FAFSA). A priority deadline to apply for federal aid is March 1 for the following academic year. Application materials and the FAFSA are available at the UNH Financial Aid Office in Stoke Hall.
Financial aid available to graduate students attending UNH comes from three major sources: Strafford Loans, Perkins Loans, and the UNH Work-Study Program. Additional information and applications are available from the Financial Aid Office (862-3600) located in Stoke Hall. You may contact the Graduate Financial Aid Coordinator at that number for more information on these loans.
Tuition Scholarships and Awards
Part -Time Tuition Scholarships
Approximately 20-25 part-time scholarships are awarded to Department of Education graduate students graduate students each semester who attend on a part-time basis (fewer than nine credits per semester). The scholarship covers the cost of one four-credit course at the in-state tuition rate. Applications are available at the Graduate School office in Thompson Hall. Applications are usually due December 1 for the spring semester and June 1 for the fall semester. Decisions are made by the Graduate School.
Full -Time Tuition Scholarships
Eight to ten full-time Graduate Tuition Scholarships are awarded through the Department of Education (of which Counseling is one program in the Department) each year to admitted graduate students who attend on a full-time basis (nine or more credits per semester). The scholarship covers full tuition costs for the academic year. Selection is based on a student’s academic record, graduate record examination (GRE) scores, and the undergraduate school. There is no application process, and all full-time Department of Education graduate students are automatically considered. Decisions are made in May for the following academic year.
Additional information on miscellaneous scholarships may be available in the reference section of the Dimond Library and in the Financial Aid Office.
Graduate assistantships entail a year-long commitment to assist professors and staff of various academic units on campus with teaching, research and/or administrative tasks. The Department of Education has 10 graduate assistantships assigned to various programs within the Department. Each assistantship has its own requirements and pay scale, which usually includes a partial or full tuition waiver and a stipend. For students willing to work as a live-in advisor in the dorms, there are various RA positions. The GPC awards three 1/2 time (10 hr/week) graduate assistantships. Applicants must be full-time GPC students.