Submit PTS Applications Starting June 1 (The School at Columbia)

May 22, 2019

The new school year is just around the corner. To help you prepare, we’re excited to introduce you to our new Tuition Programs section, located on the HR website. In addition to a revised look and experience, you’ll find new, streamlined checklists and fillable forms, all designed to improve your tuition program experience.

To ensure your Primary Tuition Scholarship (PTS) benefit application for The School at Columbia University is processed in timely manner, submit PTS application(s) for the 2019-2020 school year to EBPA beginning June 1, 2019. Please do not send in advance.

The School of Columbia University kindly requests that PTS applications be submitted no later than November 1, 2019.


Helpful Tools and Resources

The following resources are available via the HR website’s PTS tuition section as a guide to help you prepare and submit your application(s) to EBPA:

Steps to complete the PTS application process are in the PTS Checklist - The School at Columbia University.


As a reminder, the PTS Benefit pays 50% of your dependent child’s K-8 tuition at The School at Columbia, as long as you and your child live within the five boroughs of New York City. A child with two parents eligible for the benefit, hired on or before July 1, 2011, can receive two scholarships simultaneously, covering 100% of the tuition.

EBPA will notify you by email if your PTS application is missing any required information. Please respond as quickly as possible to avoid any processing delays.

If you have questions about the PTS Policy or other Tuition Program benefits, please call the Columbia Benefits Service Center at 212-851-7000 (9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., Monday-Friday) or email hrbenefits@columbia.edu.