Affordable Tuition

Under $8,000 for Master of Education tuition

American College of Education offers some of the most affordable online graduate programs available to educators and other working professionals. With the online format, ACE is able to provide high-quality, relevant instruction at an affordable cost and pass the savings on to students.

Program type: Tuition per semester credit hour:
Master's-level degrees & certificates $235
Specialist & doctoral-level degrees & certificates $306

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Important tuition information

The ACE Tuition Promise

Tuition will remain the same for all students in good standing who are continuously enrolled in a degree program for its duration.

Right to change tuition

American College of Education reserves the right to adjust tuition and fees at any time with prior notice to current students. Students leaving the College and later returning will be charged the tuition and fees in effect at the time of the return.

Visit the Bursar's Office

The Bursar's Office is available to assist you with managing your financial relationship with the college.

Making It All Work

Prior Student Loan Deferment:

For students* in qualifying ACE programs,** prior federal student loans may be deferred while attending ACE. Prospective students who want to find out if their ACE program of interest qualifies should contact an enrollment counselor at 1-800-280-0307. 

Current students in qualifying programs should contact their federal student loan lender to request deferment forms. Once you have completed your portion of the forms, please send them to or send hard copies to:

American College of Education - Registrar
101 W Ohio Street, Suite 1200
Indianapolis, IN 46204

ACE will complete its portion of the forms and return them to you. You must then return them to your lender. In some circumstances, ACE may send the completed forms back to your lender directly, depending on your lender's instructions. You will find mailing instructions on your lender's forms.

*Current students must be in ‘Active’ status to apply for deferment.
** The following programs do NOT qualify for deferment at this time: M.Ed. in Advanced Studies; M.Ed. in Integrated Curriculum (all concentrations); M.Ed. in STEM Leadership; M.Ed. in Teacher Leadership; M.Ed. in Teaching English Learners; M.Ed. in Early Childhood Education; M.Ed. in Literacy; Certificate in Content Area Instruction; Certificate in Christian Education; Certificate in Adult Education and Corporate Training