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EKU Tuition Discount for Kentucky Teachers

An infographic about Eastern Kentucky University's discounted tuition rate for Kentucky teachers.EKU is offering active Kentucky teachers a discounted tuition rate of $399 per credit hour in appreciation of their dedicated service to youth.

Discount applies to the following for active Kentucky teachers:

  • Master of Arts of Teaching for students who are active Kentucky teachers and choose to teach using Option 6 certification while in this initial certification program
  • Master of Arts in Education degrees
  • Education Specialist
  • Teaching endorsements and adding new certifications.
  • Discount does NOT apply to the Doctorate in Education programs, M.A. in Communication Disorders, or M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. The normal tuition of $510 per credit hour will apply to students who are not currently teaching or teaching outside Kentucky.

To qualify for the discount:

  • Apply to EKU’s Graduate School.
  • Upon admission, you will receive an electronic letter stating if you are eligible for the discount.
  • Complete the form linked to the electronic admission letter. You will be required to verify your employment by submitting a letter from your principal/school district.
  • Once you have submitted the form, you will not need to apply for the discount again unless you withdraw from the university or do not attend courses for one year.
  • You must submit your request for discounted tuition by the following dates for the discount to apply:

Fall Admission Term: August 1st

Spring Admission Term: January 1st

Summer Admission Term: May 1st

Questions? Please contact EKU’s Graduate School.

Contact Information

Graduate Education and Research


Published on July 14, 2022

Department of Teaching, Learning, and Educational Leadership


521 Lancaster Ave
427 Combs Bldg
Richmond, KY - 40475
Phone: 859-622-2154


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