Tuition & Financial Aid
Please note that Teachers College uses the word “point” to reference what may be more commonly known as a “credit.”
|Total tuition (32 credits/points)||$63,680|
|Total tuition with scholarship (six credits/points)||$51,740 ($63,680 – $11,940)|
|Cost per credit/point||$1,990|
|Cost per credit/point with scholarship (six credits/points)||$1,616.88|
|Teachers College fee (per term)||$508|
|Textbooks||Varies by course|
*Tuition and fees are based on 2023-24 rates and are subject to change.
Please visit the Summer Residency page for information about costs associated with your on-campus experience.
To secure a place in the program, please note that students must pay a non-refundable deposit of $300 that applies toward tuition.
Students may be eligible to take out federal and/or private education loans to cover tuition and other education-related costs that might include books and supplies; room and board; personal expenses; and transportation costs. For federal student loans, students must fill out a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Be sure to include the FAFSA school code for Teachers College (TC): G03979.
The Financial Aid Office provides counseling and assistance with completing the financial aid application, evaluation, and determination of need.
For more information about funding your education, please contact:
Associate Director of Financial Aid Systems Management
Additional information can be found on the Teachers College Financial Aid website.
External Funding and Scholarship Opportunities
Many school districts provide tuition waivers or reimburse teachers for professional development. We encourage all students to inquire with their employer about assistance with funding their online M.A. M&ME degree.
Students may also want to explore external sources of funding including:
- BMI Foundation
- Bel Canto Vocal Scholarships
- Dr. Robert Hawkins Memorial Scholarship
- Mario Lanza Institute and Museum
- National Federation of Music Clubs
- Sigma Alpha Iota
- Tarisio Trust Young Artists Grants
- The Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans
Federal Benefits for Members of the Armed Forces
Teachers College participates in the Department of Veteran Affairs’ Yellow Ribbon Program. The scope of benefits provided by the Post 9/11 GI Bill and the Yellow Ribbon Program help make obtaining a post-graduate education possible for eligible veterans, regardless of socio-economic status. Visit the TC Veterans Benefits website to learn more about the Yellow Ribbon Program and how to apply.