Summer Principals Academy

Summer Principals Academy (SPA)

SPA programs in New York (NY) and New Orleans (NOLA) are summer intensive cohorts within the Organization and Leadership Department.

The Summer Principals Academy (SPA) program is a four semester cohort program which begins during the first summer semester, continuing onto the following fall, spring and second summer semesters.

Types of Assistance

Scholarships - Summer Principals Academy scholarships are available to students to help defray the cost of the four semester program. Given its unique academic structure, scholarships are equitably distributed in the last three semesters of study.
Student Loans - Federal Student Loans are available to students who submit a Free Application for Student Aid(FAFSA). Students can also consider options for private loans.

How to Apply

Because the SPA cohort program has an alternative tuition structure, students must submit the appropriate applications in order to be considered for scholarship and federal aid:

  • Complete the scholarship application section within your application for admission
  • Complete the 2020-2021 FAFSA no later than June 2020 using the Teachers College School Code: G03979
  • Complete the 2021-2022 FAFSA using the Teachers College School Code: G03979

Tuition Cost

Tuition cost for SPA programs varies based on the location of the cohort program and will be evenly split across four semesters of enrollment.

2020-2021 Cohort

  New York (NY) New Orleans (NOLA)
Summer 2020 $16,223 $15,716
Fall 2020 $16,223 $15,716
Spring 2021 $16,223 $15,716
Summer 2021 $16,223 $15,716
Total Cost: $64,892 $62,864

2021-2022 Cohort

  New York (NY) New Orleans (NOLA)
Summer 2021 $16,870 $16,344
Fall 2021 $16,870 $16,344
Spring 2022 $16,870 $16,344
Summer 2022 $16,870 $16,344
Total Cost: $67,480 $65,376


Note that tuition costs do not include other variable expenses that you may need in order to fund your studies at TC. Additional budget items that you may want to consider within your budget could be costs for room and board, personal and/or transportation expenses and class-related special fees.

Contact Us

We invite you to connect with the Office of Financial Aid with any further questions.

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