Cost of Attendance & Tuition

Tuition, Fees & Cost of Attendance 

When you add up all the direct and indirect costs of going to graduate school, you may think of costs such as tuition and fees, room and board, and everything else you will need, including books, personal supplies, or transportation. This is your cost of attendance (COA). 

Note: Your Teachers College COA will be unique to your individual situation. If you are an admitted student, we encourage you to contact the Office of Financial Aid with any questions about your COA. 

Whether you are a Master’s or Doctoral student, you will pay the same amount of tuition per credit hour at

Teachers College. In addition, you will pay the same tuition rate whether you are an in-state or out-of-state student, with the exception of some special cohort programs

Your tuition and fees will vary depending on how many terms that you are enrolled in, and the number of credit hours that you take each term. Our average class is three credits. You can arrange for a deferred payment plan with the Teachers College Office of the Bursar, which will allow you to pay for tuition and other fees in installments. 

2023-2024 Tuition

$1,970 per credit

College Fee* (Fall 2023, Spring 2024, Summer 2024)

$508 per term

* This fee cannot be waived.

2024-2025 Tuition

$2,049 per credit (estimate)

College Fee* (Fall 2024, Spring 2025, Summer 2025)

$518 per term (estimate)

 

Your Level of Enrollment

Our office classifies your enrollment according to how many credits you will take in a given semester. Below is a snapshot of your enrollment status based on the total number of credits you are registered for in a semester.

 

Full-time student

Enrolled in 9 or more credit hours per semester

Three-quarter student

Enrolled in 7-8.5 credit hours per semester

Half-time student

Enrolled in 5-6.5 credit hours per semester

Less-than-half-time student*

Enrolled in less than 5 credit hours per semester

*Less-than-half-time students are not eligible for federal aid.

 

Tuition and Fees for Standard Programs

Fall 2023 Tuition & Fees

Please note that the following costs are estimates that may be subject to change. If you have questions about health fees, please contact Columbia Student Insurance.

Enrollment

Tuition Cost

Mandatory College Fee

Mandatory Columbia Health Fee

Student Health Insurance

Total Tuition and Fees

5 credits

$9,850

$508

$205

$2,145

$12,708

7 credits

$13,790

$508

$205

$2,145

$16,648

9 credits

$17,730

$508

$682

$2,145

$21,065

*Mandatory for any international student; and/or full-time student; or domestic residential student; coverage valid August 15-December 31

 

Spring 2024 Tuition & Fees

Please note that the following costs are estimates that may be subject to change.

Enrollment

Tuition Cost

Mandatory College Fee

Mandatory Columbia Health Fee

Student Health Insurance*

Total Tuition and Fees

5 credits

$9,850

$508

$205

$3,502

$14,065

7 credits

$13,790

$508

$205

$3,502

$18,005

9 credits

$17,730

$508

$682

$3,502

$22,422

*Mandatory for any international student; and/or full-time student; or domestic residential student; coverage valid August 15-December 31

 

Fall 2024 Tuition & Fees

Please note that the following costs are estimates that may be subject to change. If you have questions about health fees, please contact Columbia Student Insurance.

Enrollment

Tuition Cost

Mandatory College Fee

Mandatory Columbia Health Fee

Student Health Insurance

Total Tuition and Fees

5 credits

$10,245

$518

$208

$2,145

$13,116

7 credits

$14,343

$518

$208

$2,145

$17,214

9 credits

$18,441

$518

$694

$2,145

$21,798

*Mandatory for any international student; and/or full-time student; or domestic residential student; coverage valid August 15-December 31

 

Spring 2025 Tuition & Fees

Please note that the following costs are estimates that may be subject to change.

Enrollment

Tuition Cost

Mandatory College Fee

Mandatory Columbia Health Fee

Student Health Insurance*

Total Tuition and Fees

5 credits

$10,245

$518

$208

$3,502

$14,473

7 credits

$14,343

$518

$208

$3,502

$18,571

9 credits

$18,441

$518

$694

$3,502

$23,155

*Mandatory for any international student; and/or full-time student; or domestic residential student; coverage valid August 15-December 31

Note: For more information regarding the Columbia Health Fee and what is included in the cost of service, please visit Columbia Health Fee Cost of Service. For more information about Columbia's Student Health Insurance, please visit Columbia Plan (Student Health Insurance).

 

 

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