Tuition & Fees

All courses require a non-refundable application fee ($75 for priority applications or $125 after priority deadline). Upon acceptance, MISD will require a $1,000 tuition deposit, which serves to secure your space in the course. In addition, international students are required to pay a $500 international student fee.

Wondering what students do with their diploma after graduation? Be sure to check out our recently recorded webinar featuring nine graduates talking about training and what comes after: Alumni Panel #1


Payment Plans

(updated February 7, 2017. If you have a previous version, please download the new version)

Assistants to Infancy (2-Summers) 2017-18: $11,150
Assistants to Infancy Payment Plan Contract (pdf)

Primary (Academic Year) 2017-18: $11,950
Primary Payment Plan Contract (pdf)

Birth – Six (2-summers & Academic Year) 2017-18: $20,950
Birth to Six Payment Plan Contract (pdf)

Elementary (summer format) 2018-2020: $15,850
Foundation 2017 or 2018: $1,500
Elementary Payment Plan Contract (pdf)


Please budget the following additional amounts for books, supplies, student expenses, future classroom materials, and transportation to observation and practice teaching:  Assistants to Infancy $700-$1400; Primary $500-$1200; Elementary $2,100-$2,800, Inclusive Education $200-$900.


Scholarship Opportunity
AMI/USA accepts MES (Margaret Elizabeth Stephenson) Fund, Inc. financial aid submissions until May 1st of the year your coursework begins. There are two parts to the application process: the online MES Fund application and the CSS Financial Aid Profile. For more information about the MES Fund, Inc. and the application process, please visit the AMI/USA website at:
MISD Financial Aid
The priority application deadline is March 21st of each year. Shortly before each AMI diploma course* begins, we evaluate whether we have exceeded our enrollment goal. If there is additional revenue, we consider all students who have submitted a financial aid form for tuition reduction. This reduction is a merit-based scholarship which takes into consideration, as a secondary factor, demonstrated financial need. MISD tuition reduction is not guaranteed. If awarded, it is supplementary assistance and not intended to finance a student’s entire program.
*At this time, the MISD Financial Aid Form is only applicable to courses which result in an AMI Diploma. The Inclusive Education Course, for example, would not qualify because it results in a Certificate of Completion.


Discount Policy for Schools
The following discounts apply to schools who pay MISD directly for a student’s entire tuition: Schools receive a 5% tuition discount on each student when they sponsor two more students for an AMI diploma course cohort beginning in 2017. In order for a school to claim its discount, send an email to Fernando Castillo,, with the names of the students the school is sponsoring, and the programs they are attending, by August 24, 2017.