Grants and Scholarships

American College of Education Grant/Scholarship funds are educational in nature and are awarded by the College to fulfill our mission of providing high-quality, affordable, and accessible online education to current and future ACE students.

How to apply for a scholarship

To apply for a scholarship, please go to your MyACE Portal. All scholarship descriptions and essay prompts are located there. Evaluation criteria can also be accessed in the scholarship application in the MyACE Portal. Individuals will gain access to MyACE Portal upon completion of an application for admission.

If you need more information about grants and scholarship opportunities, please contact Student Services at

Prior scholarship recipients may lose eligibility for future scholarships unless they graduate from one ACE program and return for a new program at ACE. A full list of eligibility requirements can be accessed in the scholarship application in the MyACE Portal.

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Board of Trustee and General Scholarships

Open to Degree or Certificate-Seeking Students in All Majors

Each term, eleven (11) total $500 scholarships may be awarded to eligible and enrolled students.

Educator Scholarship Award

In our effort to address the demand for new educators ACE offers the Educator Scholarship to new applicants in the MAT E/S and T2T E/S programs. An eligible student will qualify to receive the Educator Scholarship Award for the first term upon program and enrollment and the scholarship amounts are below:

M.A. in Elementary Teaching: $2,000
M.A. in Secondary Teaching: $2,000
Transition to Teaching in Elementary Education Certificate: $500
Transition to Teaching in Secondary Education certificate: $500


Continuing Education Grant

Available to students who have completed an ACE micro-credential, certificate or degree program.

The Continuing Education Grant allows students to return for an additional ACE certificate or degree program at reduced tuition* rates.

ACE Program of InterestTuition Discount
Micro-credential or Certificate$250
M.Ed. / M.A.T$750
Ed.D. / Ed.S.$1250

You must claim your Continuing Education Grant before you begin the term in which you wish to pursue your next ACE program. Please contact an enrollment counselor at 1-800-280-0307 option 2 for more information, or to claim your grant.

*Recipients of the Continuing Education Grant will be responsible for paying all fees, the remaining program tuition costs not covered by the grant, and any additional costs associated with the program selected. The Continuing Education Grant does not apply to the RN to BSN program.

BSN to MSN New Student Grant

Available to students who are new applicants to the BSN to MSN program.

New Student Nursing Program Grant will be applied to tuition pro-rata per term. RN to BSN applicants and students are not eligible for this grant.

Awards are applied to tuition only and are disbursed pro rata per term for the remainder of the applicant’s program, until the award amount has been exhausted. Both new and current ACE students are eligible for Board of Trustee and General Scholarships.

Military Support Grant

Available to eligible veterans and their spouses.

The Military Support Grant will provide reduced tuition rates* to eligible veterans and their spouses for an ACE certificate, micro-credential, or degree programs. The grant shall be available to the Military (active, retired, or veteran) and their spouses who meet admission requirements, provide evidence of eligibility, and successfully enroll in and remain continuously enrolled in an eligible American College of Education program. The Military Support Grant will provide eligible veterans and their spouses a $1,000 for certificate or micro-credential, $2,500 grant for bachelor completion, masters and specialist degree programs, and a $5,000 grant for doctoral degree programs.

*The grant applies only to tuition charges, and not to any other charges, fees, supplies, course retakes, books, or materials. The tuition reduction will be applied to tuition pro-rata by term.

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