Funding and Financial Aid

Special Education, M.A. (Visual Impairment)

Funding is available through multiple sources to help you earn your degree:

  • Project PIVIT, Preparation of Individuals with Visual Impairments in Transition through an Interdisciplinary Program Model, is a federally funded loan forgiveness grant (H325K190035) program, offering full tuition scholarships to help improve the coordination of recruitment efforts in Arizona and increase highly qualified teachers who have current knowledge about transitional services for students with visual impairments. Contact Program Director Sunggye Hong at for more information.
  • Arizona Teacher Academy, a major funding initiative by the Arizona Legislature, the Office of the Governor, and the state’s public universities, to bring more qualified K-12 teachers into Arizona’s classrooms by providing teachers with full-tuition scholarship. If selected, the scholarship will pay your tuition for the duration of your enrollment in participating teacher certification programs at the University of Arizona. In return, you agree to teach in any public or charter school in Arizona for as many years as you received the scholarship. You may apply for the scholarship before you are accepted into a participating program, but you will not receive the award until you are accepted into that program. Learn more.
  • Scholarship Universe is a state of the art matching system that maximizes scholarship opportunities for students. Scholarship Universe allows students to create an academic profile that enables them to be connected with various scholarship opportunities from the University of Arizona as well as outside scholarship organizations. Learn more.