Ph.D. Program CostsDoctoral students are required to complete 95 points of academic credit during three to four years of residence at Teachers College. In the 2010-201 academic year, tuition for all regular courses is $1,178 per point. This does not include basic medical insurance, health service fees or college fees, which combined costs approximately $3,788 per academic year.
Most doctoral students with significant financial need obtain help in the form of a tuition scholarship. On average, students receive a scholarship that covers approximately 30-50% of the cost of a year of tuition; scholarship monies for minority students tend to be on the higher end of this range. Some students also receive stipends from faculty research grants. Most students also work part-time to cover expenses.
Teachers College has three scholarship funds: General, Diversity and International Student. Since 1993, the Clinical Psychology Program has also granted partial scholarships via the James S. Scappaticcio Fellowship for Gay Men and Lesbian doctoral candidates in Clinical Psychology. Tuition grants are available for one or two self-identified gay clinical doctoral candidates; small grants-in-aid are also made available for research on topics relevant to homosexuality, including psychological and/or psychosocial aspects of AIDS and AIDS treatment.
The College also arranges a variety of student loans with banks, most of them repayment-and interests-deferred. Many students finance their educational expenses with federally guaranteed loans under the Stafford Loan program. Limited work-study funds may also be available. Students may contact the Office of Financial Aid for more information. The program currently does not have NIMH-funded traineeships to offer.