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TESOL Certificate Program

Teachers College, Columbia University


Tuition is $6,800. A $500 non-refundable deposit is due within two weeks of acceptance, with the remaining $6,300 due by the course registration deadline one week before classes begin. You should plan on spending approximately $250 on books and supplies. 

Financial Aid

The TESOL Certificate Program is an investment in your future career. However, we understand that paying for this investment is an important consideration.

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Check to see if you are eligible to receive salary credit based on completion of our 28 Continuing Education Unit (CEU) program

Personal Continuing Education Loans

Admitted students are able to apply for personal continuing education loans to cover tuition and eligible living expenses. The TESOL Certificate Program does not promote or work with one particular private loan lender, but please email for guidance on the personal continuing education loan application process.

TESOL Certificate Program students are not eligible for federal loans because of the non-degree nature of the program. Admitted students should not fill out the FAFSA.

Third Party Sponsors

Students who will be receiving funding from a third party (such as AmeriCorps) should note they will be responsible for the full tuition amount when registering for classes. They will then receive a refund check for the amount provided by the third party once the funds have been received by Teachers College. To avoid a delay in receiving these funds, admitted students should begin the funding request process with their sponsor soon after confirming their enrollment in the program.

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