Submit PTS - The School at Columbia Applications, starting June 1, 2024

May 21, 2024
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The 2024-2025 primary school year is just around the corner. To ensure your Primary Tuition Scholarship (PTS) benefit application for The School at Columbia University is processed in a timely manner, you may submit your PTS application(s) to EBPA beginning June 1, 2024.

Please do not send earlier. As an eligible Officer, you must apply for this benefit each primary school year; one application per child.

The School at Columbia University kindly requests that your PTS applications be submitted to EBPA no later than November 1, 2024.

What’s New

Beginning in the 2024-25 academic year, a Primary Tuition Scholarship (PTS) pays 60% of your child’s tuition at The School at Columbia University (TSC). Families with multiple children enrolled at TSC will receive an additional 5%, equal to a 65% benefit, for each sibling enrollee after the first child.

Helpful Tools and Resources

The following resources are available on the Officers - Primary Tuition Scholarship website page:

As a reminder, the Primary Tuition Scholarship Benefit pays 60% 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, and without a break in service of more than 31 days after July 1, 2011, can receive two scholarships simultaneously, covering 100% of the tuition.

Please consult the PTS Checklist - The School at Columbia University to ensure required information is provided as part of your application submission to avoid any processing delays. Your completed application must provide all the information requested; please don’t leave any sections blank. EBPA will email you requesting missing information and your application will be in a "Pending" status until all missing information is received. 

We encourage you to register for the EBPA CU Tuition Tracking System to enhance your customer service experience and provide online status updates on the processing of your application: In Progress, Pending, or Paid.   

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 a.m. - 4 p.m., Monday-Friday) or email [email protected].