Tuition & Financial Aid
We offer one of the most affordable Master of Arts in English degree in Utah.
Along with the small price come small class sizes, generally around 15 students. In addition, all of our faculty hold terminal degrees and are passionate about teaching. All of this makes a master’s in English at Weber State University a terrific value.
How much will it cost for the MA?
The estimated cost to complete the degree can be found using the Tuition/Fee table.
Most students complete the 33-credit-hour minimum in 6 semesters.
Is financial aid available for graduate students?
Yes. You may receive un-subsidized loans to help offset costs.
To apply, you'll need to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). You will be classified as full-time if you register for 9 graduate semester hours. However, for the purposes of financial aid, you must be registered half-time, which requires a minimum of 5 graduate credit hours.
Does the program offer scholarships?
Yes. Scholarships are generally awarded during the spring semester for the following year. While awarding scholarships, we carefully consider academic performance, contributions to the profession and contributions to the program.
Are Teaching and Research Assistantships available?
Yes. Each year, the program employs one to two Research Assistants and ten Teaching Assistants.
Research Assistants earn up to three credits of tuition waivers* in exchange for an equal number of hours assisting English professors with their research projects.
Teaching Assistants earns up to six credits of tuition waivers* and earn $2,820 for each three-credit course they teach. Teaching Assistants work under the direction of our First-Year Composition director and are required to complete the following courses in addition to those that fulfill their degree requirements:
MENG 6822 Teaching College Writing **
MENG 6823 Teaching Practicum
MENG 6810 Composition Theory
* Tuition waivers do not include the cost of the graduate differential or student fees
** The FYC director may waive this course for students who have prior teaching experience
Is funding available for conference travel?
Yes. We love it when our students are invited to present their work! Please let the MA English program director know if you have accepted to present at a conference. You are eligible for up to $500 to support your conference fees and travel.