Program Costs

Program costs as of August 2021 for Florida residents are listed below.

Financial Information

  • PHSC Application Fee - $25.00
    • no PHSC application fee for re-application for prior PHSC students
  • EPI Application Fee - $0.00
  • Distance learning fee (per credit hour) - $15.00
  • Tuition (per credit hour) - $105.18
  • Textbooks - $0.00
  • Curriculum and Requirements - View EPI Program Pathways for Curriculum and Requirements

Program Pathway Cost

Pathway Number of Courses Number of Credits Estimated In-State Tuition
EPI Core 9 25 $3,004.50
EPI ESE 10 28 $3,365.04
EPI with Reading Endorsement 11 31 $3,725.58

Additional Fees

Additional fees required to obtain a Professional Teacher Certificate include:

  • Florida Teacher Certification Examinations (FTCE) Fees
  • Certification Application Fee
  • In order to complete the field experience, fingerprinting and background check fees may be required and the cost may be the responsibility of the student.


Courses within the Educator Preparation Institute utilize open educational resources. Therefore, students within the program are not required to purchase any textbooks.

Financial Aid

The Educator Preparation Institute Post-Baccalaureate Certificate program is eligible for financial aid such as Federal Pell Grant and Federal Direct Study Loan programs. In order to be considered for funding, students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form for each academic year they wish to receive funding. Visit PHSC’s Financial Aid website to get started.

Students may also apply for a PHSC Foundation Scholarship.

When completing your FAFSA, be sure to:

  • answer questions about your grade level with: Fifth year/other undergraduate
  • answer questions about your degree or certificate with: Teaching credential – non-degree program
  • add the PHSC school code 010652

Who do I contact if I have Financial Aid questions?

If you have any questions or need assistance, contact Tiffany Suto, Financial Aid Advisor through email or phone.

Tuition Installment Plan

To help you meet your educational expenses, the Tuition Installment Plan through Nelnet, Inc. is available to all degree-seeking PHSC students enrolled in credit courses and allows you to pay your tuition in installments. To learn more, visit PHSC's Tuition Installment Plan webpage.

Veterans Services

PHSC’s Educator Preparation Institute program is approved by the Veteran’s Administration (VA) for funding. To learn more about Veterans Services, visit PHSC’s Veterans Services web page.