Submit PTS - NYC Private Schools Applications, starting June 1

May 27, 2020

The new school year is just around the corner. To ensure your Primary Tuition Scholarship (PTS) benefit application for NYC Private Schools is processed in a timely manner, submit PTS application(s) for the 2020-2021 school year to EBPA beginning June 1, 2020. Please do not send earlier.


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 - NYC Private Schools.


As a reminder, the PTS Benefit pays between 10% and 35% of your dependent child’s K-8 tuition at a NYC Private School as long as you and your child live within the five boroughs, and based on qualifying family income. A child with two parents eligible for the benefit, hired on or before July 1, 2011, can receive two scholarships simultaneously, up to a maximum of 70% of tuition.

If you are applying for PTS coverage above 10%, you must submit 2019 tax returns for the child’s family, which will be used to determine the qualifying family income. If you do not wish to submit tax information, your PTS benefit award will equal 10% of the school’s 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.