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Graduate Fee Waiver

The CAP Graduate Fee Waiver was developed to assist current and prospective CAP instructors in attaining certification to offer dual credit coursework under the Higher Learning Commission’s faculty requirements. The Higher Learning Commission (HLC), USI’s regional accreditor, requires that faculty have either a master's degree in the discipline or a master's degree in a related area with 18 graduate hours in the discipline or sub-field. 

In Summer 2022, Indiana's original deadline for dual credit instructors was extended an additional year; instructors must now meet HLC criteria by 9/1/2025. The HLC extension allows schools to continue to meet accountability metrics and continue to confer Honors Diplomas.

View a detailed explanation of the Graduate Fee Waiver and FAQs

USI offers graduate coursework in many disciplines that align with CAP offerings.

Current graduate course schedules available:

Summer 2024

Fall 2024

Teachers needing a master's degree could receive funding for 18 graduate hours in the content area incorporated within their Masters of Education degree. Teachers interested in this option can complete an interest form so that USI's Master of Education Program Advisor and CAP can best share resources for graduate hours and funding opportunities. Visit USI's Teacher Education for information on degree programs for educators.  

Contact Dana Drury, , 812-464-1972 for more information or an application.

There are several funding opportunities available to students that are outlined below.

Teach Dual Credit Indiana - Graduate Course Funding for Non-STEM Coursework
(Public & Non-Public Teachers)

Teach Dual Credit Indiana is made available by a grant from INvestED to the Indiana Commission for Higher Education and administered by the Center of Excellence in Leadership of Learning (CELL) at the University of Indianapolis. Course funding includes books. Be sure to visit the application area for Teach Dual Credit Indiana to see when application windows open and available courses.

STEM Teach - Graduate Course Funding for STEM Coursework
(Public Teachers)

The primary concentration of funds will be for Indiana high school teachers who need graduate level courses in STEM discipline areas to meet the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) requirement for teaching dual credit courses by September 1, 2025. Course funding includes books. Be sure to visit the application area for STEM Teach to see when application windows open and available courses.

NExIDE - USI Graduate Course Funding for USI Mathematics Graduate Courses
(Public Teachers)

The purpose of the NExIDE Scholarship program is to provide financial support and incentives to eligible Indiana public high school mathematics teachers who teach or plan to teach dual credit mathematics.

USI CAP Graduate Fee Waiver - Graduate Course Funding for USI Graduate Coursework
(Public & Private Teachers)

USI Teacher Education Scholarships - Scholarships Available to Teacher Education Students (potentially utilized for education coursework). 
(Public & Private Teachers)

Indiana University Dual Credit Pipeline - Graduate Course Funding for IU Graduate Coursework (Public & Non-Public Teachers currently approved to teach dual-credit) 
IU's Dual Credit Pipeline grant is available for current Indiana dual credit instructors with a graduate degree who need graduate hours for credentialing are eligible for tuition funding from an Indiana Department of Education grant.