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Program Costs/Financial Aid


You must submit all TMATE Application components with the $20 TMATE fee to the TMATE office. The Application to the College of Graduate Studies with the $30 Graduate Application Fee must be submitted to the Graduate office. Both fees are non-refundable.


Graduate tuition and associated university fees will be due under the Tarleton registration payment guidelines.  Visit the Tarleton tuition calculator for an estimate of the tuition and fees.  

TExES Fees

Certification requires passing state required tests. Before applying to the TMATE program, applicants need to present passing content area TExES scores. During the internship, the Pedagogy and Professional Responsibilities TExES exam will be completed. Some areas will need additional exams to satisfy state requirements.  Current fees for tests and related services can be found on the testing services website.

  1. All Generalist applicants must also take and pass the ESL Supplemental TExES.
  2. All Special Education applicants must take a Generalist TExES and the EC-12 Special Education TExES.
  3. All Bilingual applicants must take a Generalist TExES, the Bilingual Supplemental and the BTLPT.


Cost of textbooks will vary according to classes.

Internship Fee

In addition to tuition, a $2600 Internship Fee is assessed to TMATE interns during the internship. The district will make 10 monthly deductions of $260 from the salary of the intern. The internship fee generates the funds used to pay mentor teacher stipends, University Supervisors and support TMATE program offices.

Certificate Fees

During the internship year, TMATE interns teach with a Probationary Certificate issued through the Texas Education Agency, TEA. All first-time applicants for initial certification are required to be fingerprinted as part of a national criminal background check. Upon successful completion of all courses, the internship, and passing the appropriate TExES exams, interns are eligible to apply for the Standard Certificate. Certificate fees are set by the state and are subject to change.

Financial Aid and Other Assistance

During the Pre-Internship courses, TMATE students are enrolled in sufficient hours to be eligible to apply for financial aid.

Assistance for Veterans

Veterans may benefit from visiting the Military Veterans Service Center. The phone number is 254-968-1805. Troops to Teachers may also be an option. You can contact them by calling 1-800-810-5484.