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Program Cost and Financial Assistance

Program Cost and Financial Assistance
Tuition per point $1,344
Teachers College Fee $408 (per term)
Teachers College Research Fee $398
Health Service Fee Fall $429
  Spring $429
Medical Insurance Fee Fall $1,139
(Basic) Spring $1,788
Medical Insurance Fee Fall $1,580
(Comprehensive) Spring $2,481
Application Fee $65 (non-refundable and payable at time of application)
Tuition deposit $300 (non-refundable but can be applied toward your tuition)
Library Research fee for non-college users $100 (per month)
Continuous Doctoral Dissertation Advisement registration fee $4,032
Ph.D. Oral Defense fee $5,313
Late registration fee $100
Late application fee for conferring degrees $15
Special examination fee $25 (each course)
Student identification card replacement fee $20
Late payment fee flat fee $50
  monthly fee 1-1/3% (16% annually)
Returned check fee $20
Deferred payment plan fee $50
QPR Suicide Assessment Training


Credit Load and Financial assistance: Doctoral students take a minimum of 90 credits in total. Students should assume that they will take 24-30 points in the first academic year (September-May) and 6-9 points during the first summer. The remaining courses are distributed over the next 2-3 years. There are a number of financial aid resources to assist with educational costs. You will need to consult with the program faculty and the Student Aid Office to obtain information regarding these resources. The current sources of financial aid are as follows:

  • Teaching assistantships (4 credits, $5400) for a year;
  • Teachers College minority group, foreign student, and general scholarships;     
  • Beth and Micheal Kasser Foundation Fellowship ($20,000 - $25,000) yearly to a student in the program;
  • The Miller Scholarship, established to provide student support of approximately $4,000 yearly to a student in the program;
  • Grant support;
  • Work Study;
  • New York City
  • Board of Education Scholarship Program. Call (718) 935-2449.  Currently this internship is open to bilingual students, primarily English/Spanish (speakers of other languages are also occasionally acceptable), and African-American students;
  • Doctoral students are eligible for a Student-Grant-in-Aid toward the end of their doctoral program. Awards are available for a maximum of 2 semesters and on a first come first serve basis. These awards should be used when students are enrolled in HBSK 8900. See your advisor for details.