Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees

Access financial resources, available grants, and policies related to tuition and fees below.
At TCSJ, we prioritize the financial well-being of our students. That's why we offer interest-free payment plans for all our students and provide two convenient options for payment: monthly or per semester. This way, students have the ability to select the payment schedule that suits them best.
The tuition and fees rates apply to students who enroll in and begin program coursework between July 1, 2023 and June 30, 2024.​ Click the buttons below to view the information.


Teachers College of San Joaquin students are NOT ELIGIBLE to apply for Federal Student Aid to pay for their tuition, however, they may qualify to take advantage of the American Opportunity and Lifetime Learning tax credits. Eligible candidates will be issued a 1098T showing the amount of tuition paid during the current January-December academic year. We recommend you check with your tax advisor regarding eligible tax credits.

Since Federal Student Aid is not an option, we have implemented an interest-free payment plan for all our students, and offer two convenient options for payment: monthly or per semester. This way, you can choose the payment schedule that suits you best. 

If you have taken federal loans prior to entering Teachers College of San Joaquin, you may qualify for deferment of those loans while enrolled at TCSJ.

To defer the payment of your loans, it is best to confirm with each of your lenders the process through which the deferment will take place. It may be that you do not have to submit any paperwork to defer your loan. This is true if your particular lender participates in the National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS). NSLDS is a database that receives enrollment information from university registrars at participating schools (enrollment status can also be self reported by logging into the NSLDS student access website to inform NSLDS of their enrollment status).

Lenders are allowed to download enrollment information directly from this clearinghouse. They can then match the data they download with their borrower records, thereby verifying whether a student/borrower is enrolled in a full-time program. If the student meets the enrollment requirement for deferment, the student is automatically deferred without any necessary paper documentation. Candidates who are auditing classes are not subject to the same academic requirements, therefore students who are auditing a class are not eligible for in-school deferments.

If your school or lender does not use the services of NSLDS, then you must obtain a paper deferment form from each lender and submit it to the TCSJ Admissions Department. A TCSJ Admissions Department designee will verify that you are enrolled in a full-time program and will forward your deferment form to the lender.

It is your responsibility to follow up with your lenders to be sure that your deferment has been approved and received by the lender in order to avoid a negative impact on your credit by missing monthly loan payments.

Each lender has their own policy on how often they will verify your enrollment status, therefore, you will need to ask your lender if you need to submit a deferment form each semester while enrolled, or once at the beginning of each academic year. Students who are denied a supplemental loan are often denied because they did not file for deferment. The lender does not know that you want to defer payments on your loans unless you inform them by submitting either an electronic or paper deferment form.

Questions? Contact Crysol Salcedo, Admissions Supervisor via email at or call (209) 953-2114.


INC – “INCOMPLETE”: An Incomplete is granted at the discretion of the instructor. The instructor will notify the program coordinator or director when assigning an Incomplete. An Incomplete is changed to the grade earned if work is not completed within the timeframe as agreed upon with the instructor.  The grade earned will be based on the entirety of the course with incomplete work calculated as zeros.  If the grade becomes a failing grade, the student must contact the program coordinator or director, re-enroll in the course, and assume responsibility for all fees associated with repeating the course.

GRADUATE STUDIES WITHDRAWAL – “W”: Students who are in the Administrative Preliminary, Master’s, Mathematics Instructional Added Authorization and Residency@TCSJ programs can withdraw from a course up to 50% of completion to earn a grade of W.  After this point, students who withdraw will earn the cumulative grade based on the entirety of the course with incomplete work calculated as zeros.  If a grade of C- or lower is earned, the student will be placed on academic probation (see Academic Performance, Progress, and/or Conduct and Disposition: Probation Policy and Procedures). Students who withdraw after the start of the second session will incur full tuition for the course, as well as for the same course if it is retaken.

IMPACT WITHDRAWAL – “W”: While employed as an IMPACT University Intern, students must maintain concurrent enrollment in the two-year sequence of courses leading to program completion.  All IMPACT students are expected to make adequate progress towards completion of their program.  Course withdrawals are only considered when there are extenuating circumstances and there is an agreement between the program and the student (and the employer for credential students) that the withdrawal is in the best interest of the student. Students who withdraw after the start of the second session will incur full tuition for the course, as well as for the same course if it is retaken.

Students enrolled in the IMPACT Intern and Residency@TCSJ Programs are eligible to apply for the 2023-2024 Golden State Teacher Grant (GSTG). The grant awards up to $20,000 for students who meet the requirements.
Grant Details & Requirements:
  • Students must be enrolled in a professional preparation program and working towards earning their preliminary teaching credential.
  • Students must complete their program and obtain their credential within 6 years from the date their initial GSTG payment is mailed to their institution.
  • Students must commit to work 4 years at an eligible California priority school or California preschool program within 8 years of completing their program. The current Priority List can be found on the grant website.
  • Students must maintain satisfactory academic progress (SAP).
  • Students must be eligible to receive federal and California financial aid.
When to Apply:

Applications for the 2023-2024 Golden State Teacher Grant will be accepted until April 1, 2024, or until the funds have all been awarded, whichever comes first.

How to Apply:
  1. Complete and submit the 2023-2024 Golden State Teacher Grant Application.
  2. Students need to utilize their first and last name that match your high school/college records on the application. If your name has changed, go to the grant website for instructions on how to update it.
  3. Please select Preliminary Teaching Credential under “Credential you are pursuing”.
  4. Please select Teachers College of San Joaquin under the “Preliminary Teaching Credential from Eligible List”. If a student selects a different college or program, their name won’t appear on the Teachers College’s applicant list. Therefore, the institution selected will update the student’s status to ineligible and the student will need to contact the California Student Aid Commission (CSAC) to correct their application.
  5. Submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or CA Dream Act Application for the 2023-2024 academic year. When selecting a school, select a 4-year institution such as University of the Pacific or CSU Stanislaus. Teachers College is NOT listed as an option. 
  6. Once the FAFSA is complete and finalized, download the Student Aid Report (SAR) and email the report to
Grant Process Steps:

The processing of the 2023-2024 awards begins August 2023 and all communication related to the grant will be sent to the students’ email address. 

  1. We will review the student’s application and confirm eligibility for the grant after their program has commenced.
  2. Once eligibility and enrollment verification are complete, the student will receive an email advising that the Service Agreement from the California State Aid Commission (CSAC) is ready for review and signature. The Service Agreement needs to be signed within 30 days of enrollment verification or the application may be voided.
  3. If awarded, Teachers College will receive the recipients first check within 7-9 weeks after completion of the Service Agreement and request for grant funding by Teachers College. Please be aware that grant funds will be disbursed in two separate semester checks during the 2023-24 academic year.
  4. Grant recipients will be notified via their email when their check is available for pick-up.

Teachers College of San Joaquin is approved by California State Approving Agency for Veterans Education (CSAAVE) to enroll veterans and other eligible persons.

TCSJ will maintain a written record of the previous education and training (e.g. transcripts) of veterans and eligible persons. The record will clearly indicate if credit has been granted and candidates will be notified accordingly per 21.4253 (d)(3)

If you have questions about tuition, fees, and/or payment plans contact our Finance Department to connect with Suzette or Judene