Program Costs

Program costs as of August 2021 for Florida residents:

Pasco-Hernando State College application fee - $25.00*

Pathway Number of Courses Number of Credits


($105.18/credit hour)

Distance Learning Fee

($15/credit hour)

Total Cost
Pre-kindergarten, Primary, Elementary and Exceptional Student Education 10 28 credits $2,945.04 $375.00  $3,365.04
Middle and Secondary Education 25 credits $2,629.50



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.

*no PHSC application fee for re-application for prior PHSC students and no EPI application fee required


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 Robin Parks, Financial Aid Advisor through email or phone.