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Alternative Teacher Certification Program

ATCP Fees, Financial Aid, and Scholarships


HT’s ATCP charges a $100 application fee. No application will be processed until the fee has been received. The application fee covers the transcript evaluation, the interview, and other items necessary for processing the application. This fee is non-refundable.

The HT ATCP total tuition cost is $6,000:

  • $2,000 for Phase 1
  • $2,000 for Phase 2
  • $2,000 for Phase 3
  • $1,000  Extended Semester

At the time of admission into the program, the applicant must submit to the HT ATCP a $1,200 (60% of $2,000) non-refundable registration fee as a reservation in the program. The remaining $800 may be paid monthly via a payment plan through the Huston-Tillotson Business Office. It is the candidate’s responsibility to provide the HT ATCP office with a copy of all payment receipts made to the HT Business Office.

During Phases 2 and 3, scholarship money may be available for students not receiving traditional financial aid.


Financial Aid and Scholarships

Financial Aid: Student grants and/or loans are available to interested and qualified individuals. For financial assistance contact us at or 737.227.3364. The first step is to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online at The FAFSA is used to determine eligibility for most state and federal financial aid programs. Each student is encouraged to apply early (by March 15th) to maximize eligibility for financial aid. Prospective students must be accepted into HT’s ATCP before financial aid can be finalized. Students should not wait for formal acceptance to apply for financial aid. The Stafford Loan Program and the TEACH Grant have cancellation provisions for students who teach at least five years after completing the program.

Scholarships: Scholarship money may be available for participants who do not qualify for financial aid. Proof of ineligibility for financial aid is required.

Teach  Grant: The Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant Program provides grant funds to students who are enrolled in a TEACH Grant-eligible program of study, at a school that participates in the TEACH Grant Program. For additional information contact or 512.505.3182.