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School Psychology

School Psychology

In the Department of Health & Behavior Studies

Fees and Financial Assistance


College-related Fees

Teachers College Tuition, Per Point (Credit)


Teachers College Fee, Per Term


Teachers College Research Fee


Columbia Health Fee - (Fall/Spring)

$510 / $510

Gold Health Insurance Fee - (Fall/Spring)

$1,362 /  $2214

Platinum Health Insurance Fee - (Fall/Spring)

$1,980 /  $3217

One-time Transcript Fee (charged in first term enrolled )


Application Fee (non-refundable and payable at time of application)


Tuition deposit (non-refundable but applicable against tuition assessment)


Library Research Fee (for non-college users) per month


Doctoral Dissertation Advisement fee


Ph.D. Dissertation Defense fee


Late registration fee


Late application fee for conferring of degrees


Special examination fee (each course)


Student identification card replacement fee


Late payment fee (flat fee)


Late payment (monthly fee)

1- 1/3% (16% annually)

Returned check fee


Deferred payment plan fee



Credit Load and Financial Assistance

Doctoral students take a minimum of 90 credits. Students should assume that they will take 24-30 points each academic year (September-May) for their first two years, and 6-9 points during the first summer. Fewer courses are taken in the 3rd and 4th years (7 to 22 credits per year. 

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:

  •  Teachers College minority group, foreign student, and general scholarships;
  • Graduate assistantships in the 2nd to 3rd years, wherein students receive $2700 and 3 credits each semester while being trained in clinical supervision and teaching;
  • 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;
  • Students are eligible for a Student-Grant-in-Aid toward the end of their doctoral program. Awards are need based and 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 and TI 8900. See your advisor for details.
  • A Doctoral Dissertation Grant, which is available to students while they are working on their dissertations. See


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