Provided below are a list of all the fees associated with the TMATE program. Should you need assistance, financial aid and other assistance is available. Veterans may benefit from visiting the Tarleton Office of Veteran Affairs. 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.


You must submit all TMATE Application packet with the $20 TMATE fee to the TMATE office. The Application to the College of Graduate Studies with the $50 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 & Fees Calculator for an estimate of the tuition and fees.

Pearson Fees

Teacher Certification requires passing state required tests. Some content areas will need additional exams to satisfy state requirements. Current fees for tests and related service can be found on the testing service website.


Cost of textbooks will vary according to classes.

Internship Fee

In addition to tuition, a $2000 Internship Fee is assessed to TMATE interns upon enrollment in the internship courses. The internship fee generates the funds used to pay mentor teacher stipends, University Field Supervisors and support TMATE program offices.

Clinical Teaching Fee

In addition to tuition, a $1000 clinical teacher fee is assessed to TMATE students upon enrollment in the clinical teaching courses. The clinical teacher fee generates the funds used to pay mentor teacher stipends, University Field Supervisors and support TMATE program offices.

Certificate Fees

During the internship year, TMATE interns teach with a Probationary/Intern 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 Pearson 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

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  • During the Pre-Internship courses, TMATE students are enrolled in sufficient hours to be eligible to apply for financial aid. Please contact Tarleton Financial Aid Office for more information. The FASFA school code for Tarleton is 003631.
  • Scholarships are available on a competitive basis. Please visit the Scholarship Office website.