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EPI Tuition and Costs

Program costs as of August 2013 - Florida residents

  PHSC application fee * Tuition for 7 courses
21 credits
$103.18 per credit hour
Distance learning fee
$15.00per credit hour
Total cost
Online $25.00 $2,166.78 $336.00 $2,502.28

Program costs as of August 2013 - out-of-state students

  PHSC application fee * Tuition for 7 courses
21 credits
$393.05 per credit hour
Distance learning fee
$16.00per credit hour
Total cost
Online
out-of-state
students
$25.00 $8,254.05 $336.00 $8,590.55

* There is no fee for re-application (prior PHSC student re-admission)

Statement of status of eligibility
$75.00 - payable to the Florida Department of Education. This fee also covers the cost of your initial teaching certificate (temporary or professional).

State exams

FTCE test fees - payable to the testing agency First Attempt Retake
Subject Area Examination $200 $220
Professional Education Test $150 $170
General Knowledge Test (any combination of subtests*) $130 $150

Background check
Fingerprinting and background check fees vary from county to county.

Financial aid

The EPI program qualifies for several types of financial aid to assist our students with program expenses. Available types of aid include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Pell Grants
  • Federal student loans
  • PHSC Foundation scholarships
  • Veterans educational benefits

Complete an online FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) or contact the PHSC Financial Aid office at 727-816-3302 for further assistance. PHSC’s school code is 010652.

Military veterans may be interested in the Troops to Teachers program. Information can be obtained at their website. Military spouses may be interested in the Military Spouse Career Advancement Account (MSCAA). Spouses may register at www.MilitaryOnceSource.com or call 800-342-9647 for more information.