Tuition and Fees

Principal Internship Program tuition for 2024-2025 is $17,180 for 24 credits. 

  • The MEd in School Leadership adds $8,040 for 12 additional credits.
  • The Curriculum & Assessment Specialization adds $4,296-$5,728 for 6-8 additional credits.

Both the MEd and the C&A Specialization are offered to alumni of the principal program as well as to current Principal candidates.


UVEI also offers a MEd in Teacher Leadership for Teacher Internship Program alumni and other practicing educators. Tuition for the MEd in Teacher Leadership is $11,890 for 19 credits (Teacher Internship Alumni, 1999-present) or $14,410 for 43 credits (other practicing educators).

Tuition for all pathways may vary depending on an individual’s background and experience.


Additional fees include

  • $40 nonrefundable application fee
  • $150 nonrefundable enrollment fee (Principal Internship Program)
  • $75 nonrefundable enrollment fee (MEd degree programs)

Other costs associated with program participation include, but are not limited to,

  • books & technology
  • background checks

District Support

In a school district where a principal intern is currently employed as a teacher, guidance counselor, acting principal, etc. and has received the support of the district for training and licensure as a school leader, arrangements may be made for the district to subsidize all or part of the tuition costs and/or to continue the principal intern at full or part-time salary while they complete the program.  Interns are often asked by the district to commit themselves to serve the district for a period of time in exchange for this support.  Other interns are able to apply for a sabbatical leave for the year in which they are enrolled in the internship.  More information on such options is available at Pathways to School Leadership.

You can also speak with your district’s superintendent about funds that will be forthcoming from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) for staff development.

Financial Aid for Licensure Programs

Every effort is made to make UVEI financially feasible. For 24-credit Principal Internship Program and the Curriculum & Assessment Specialization, UVEI offers several sources of financial assistance.

The financial aid process begins with the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (the FAFSA)*. We recommend applying online at the FAFSA website, Be sure to list UVEI’s school code, 034373, in the appropriate space on the application. After your application has been processed, UVEI will receive the Student Aid Report and will work with each intern to help make UVEI program financially feasible.

*Special note: Changes to the FAFSA for 2024-2025: view a summary video. Processing of the 2024-2025 FAFSA is delayed. Please contact the Business & Operations Manager, Andrea Feid, with questions.

Cancellation and Refund Policy

Complete information about our cancellation and refund policy.