2016-2017 Tuition and Fees

The financial planning process should begin well before you are admitted to the institution and continue throughout your academic career. We hope that you will find this information helpful as you move beyond your initial stage of graduate education exploration.

The esimated tuition rate for 2016-2017 (Fall 2016, Spring 2017, and Summer 2017) is $1,512 per credit hour. The estimated college fee is $438 per semester. Please note that the college fee cannot be waived.

The price of tuition per credit/point is the same for both master's and doctoral students. There is no in-state or out-of-state tuition rate; everyone will pay $1,512 per credit/point (with the exception of a few special cohort programs). The average class is three credit hours.

It is important to note that there is no "sticker price" for any program here at Teachers College (TC). Every student's budget will be different and will vary depending on the number of credit hours the student plans to take during the year. Additional items such as books/supplies, room/board, personal expenses, and transportation costs will also affect how much you will pay during your time at TC. Note that these additional items are expenses that are yours to determine and can be covered by your financial aid if you choose. Unlike tuition and fees, the additional budget items are not required charges; they can be factored into your own budget and covered by financial aid on an as-needed basis. Continue reading for additional budget information.

Information regarding student health insurance may be found on the Office of Insurance and Immunization Records website.

Budgeting Groups for the 2016-2017 Academic Year

  • Full-Time Student: A student enrolled in 12 or more credits/points per semester.

  • Three Quarter-Time Student: A student enrolled in 9-11 credits/points per semester.

  • Half-Time Student: A student enrolled in 6-8 credits/points per semester.

  • Less-Than-Half-Time Student: A student enrolled in 5 or less credits/points per semester. These students are not eligible to receive federal aid.

Fall 2016 Tuition & Fees

Enrollment

Tuition Cost*

Mandatory College Fee*

Mandatory Columbia Health Fee*

Total Tuition and Fees

6 credits/points

$9,072

$438

N/A

$9,510

9 credits/points

$13,608

$438

N/A

$14,046

12 credits/points

$18,144

$438

$510

$19,092

15 credits/points

$22,680

$438

$510

$23,628

*Estimated fee. Students enrolling in all three semesters of the academic year (Fall, Spring, Summer) will only be charged the Columbia Health Fee in the Fall and Spring. Students enrolled less than full-time may voluntarily enroll in TC health insurance; these students will be required to pay the health program fee in addition to the cost of health insurance coverage.

Spring 2017 Tuition & Fees

Enrollment

Tuition Cost

Mandatory College Fee

Mandatory Columbia Health Fee*

Total Tuition and Fees

6 credits/points

$9,072

$438

N/A

$9,510

9 credits/points

$13,608

$438

N/A

$14,046

12 credits/points

$18,144

$438

$510

$19,092

15 credits/points

$22,680

$438

$510

$23,628

*Estimated fee. Students enrolling in all three semesters of the academic year (Fall, Spring, Summer) will only be charged the Columbia Health Fee in the Fall and Spring. Students enrolled less than full-time may voluntarily enroll in TC health insurance; these students will be required to pay the health program fee in addition to the cost of health insurance coverage.

Additional Items Factored Into Your 2016-2017 Budget

These items represent additional expenses that you may incur over the course of the year while attending TC. These figures are purely estimates and are NOT mandatory/applicable to all students. Please note that while every student is allotted an annual budget for the items listed below, they are optional to include in one's own budgeting calculations.

Additional Items

Estimated Annual Budgets*

Gold Health Insurance**:

$4,596

Books and Supplies:

$1,064

Travel Allowance:

$1,796

Personal Expenses:

$8,282

Living Expenses (Room and Board):

$18,674

* Estimated annual budgets are based on the 2016-2017 TC Cost of Attendance for a part-time student taking 12 credits/year (over nine months); budgeted figures may be different for those enrolling in more or less credits.

** All students enrolled in 12 or more credits and/or living in the residence halls are required to have health insurance coverage (TC or external). All international students will also be required to have health insurance. Full-time students/those living on-campus are automatically enrolled in TC's basic health insurance; this coverage may be waived with proper proof of external coverage. The basic health insurance for Fall 2016 will cover from August 15, 2016 until December 31, 2016. For Spring 2017, it will cover from January 1, 2017 until August 14, 2017. For more information about health insurance, visit the TC Office of Insurance and Immunization Records website.

Additional Information

Note: These guides are intended to help you budget for Fall 2016 and Spring 2017. Fall/Spring students are enrolled for a total of nine months, which is the number of months used to determine some of the numbers found in the budget(s). If you intend to enroll in only one term, or if you plan to enroll in the summer, contact our office to discuss your budget. Budget worksheets will be updated and published once official costs for tuition and fees are announced.

  •  Financial Awareness Counselingstudentloans.gov provides online counseling sessions equipped with tools and information to help you understand your financial aid and assist you in managing your finances. Visit the studentloans.gov homepage to create your account and register for a session.  *Financial Awareness Counseling does not satisfy Entrance or Exit Counseling Requirements.*

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