Teachers College Program & Teacher Performance Assessment (TPA) Fees for Initial Licensure

Effective January 1, 2018, The Teachers College Program Fee is assessed every new term for all programs that include a supervised field experience. Program fees are non-refundable and are not prorated based on part-time enrollment. Effective for the Fall 2018 Cohort and beyond, there is no longer an Application Fee or separate Demonstration Teaching (DT) Fee. See the “Tuition and Fees” article from the WGU website for complete details. 


For students in the Spring 2018 Demonstration Teaching Cohort only: The Program Fee will not be charged for the remainder of the current program. If a student fails or withdraws from Demonstration Teaching after achieving final acceptance into the Spring 2018 cohort, or if a student does not achieve final acceptance into the Spring 2018 cohort and must plan for a later cohort, then the Program Fee will apply to the student in their future terms through program completion.

These fees may be subject to change. Students receive an email notification when fees are applied to their account. Students are responsible for reviewing their account and paying the fees, or making satisfactory payment arrangements, by the due date. Check the WGU website for tuition and fee amounts or contact Financial Services for more information.

Depending on state or program requirements, students may complete different Teacher Performance Assessments (TPAs) that require outside scoring fees. These fees are the student's responsibility to pay directly to the provider. In states requiring the edTPA, there is a $300 fee for Pearson scoring. In Missouri there is a $275 fee for Educational Testing Services (ETS) scoring.  WGU provides a voucher to cover the TPA scoring fees for students who meet specific deadlines and assessment requirements.