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TMI Online Cost and Financial Aid

TMI Online Program Costs

Listed below are the cost breakdowns of each component as well as some additional alternate route expenses you should be prepared to cover.  Please note that the total cost is a constant, even if you choose not to eat at the seminars, the charges will remain the same.

TMI 1 Fees

Standard Payment Option : $1,040
Deferred Payment Option : $1,100
  • $40 due with Application
  • $350 by payment #1 date
  • $650 due on or before Orientation
  • Student switched to Deferred Payment Option if balance is not $0 after Orientation.
  • $40 due with Application
  • $350 by payment #1 date
  • $355 by payment #2 date
  • $355 by payment #3 date
  • $20 late fee (added monthly to payment due if not paid by the deadline)
  • $35 returned check fees
  • $150 extension fee (for candidates not finished with Praxis/ACT by the supplemental materials deadline)

For at list of deadline dates, see the brochure by going to the “TMI Forms” section of this website or by selecting “Apply Now” on the bottom of any page of the TMI website.

TMI 2 Fees

$1,500 split into four monthly payments of $375
Additional expenses of alternate route not covered by the TMI Online program
  • $42.50 ACT (National Test Date, no writing section)
  • $150 Praxis Core (combined test, all 3 sections)
  • $90 Praxis Core (individual subtest in math, writing, or reading)
  • $120 to $160 Praxis Subject Assessment (formerly Praxis II; price varies by exam)
  • $40 fee (the background check TMI uses, see background check section for substitution information)
  • Transportation to and from your field experience site
  • Internet Access (this is an online program, you are expected to check emails daily and spend between 6 and 8 hours per week on the course)

Financial aid and fee payment options

Teach Mississippi Institute is a non-credit/non-degree seeking program, as such federal financial aid (i.e. student loans) WILL NOT cover the tuition and fees of our program.  TMI does not offer program financial aid, though you may be eligible to apply for financial assistance from third parties (such as using an award from Americorps if you were an Americorps volunteer).

TMI Payment Information

Both TMI 1 and TMI 2 candidates will make their payment(s) online. Instructions for accessing the payment system will be included on page two of each TMI 1 and TMI 2 acceptance letter.

You should apply if you have:

  • earned a bachelor's degree in a non-education area from a nationally/regionally accredited institution of higher learning (or are entering your final semester), and
  • possess extensive knowledge of art, biology, chemistry, Chinese, economics, English, family & consumer sciences, French, German, health, Latin, library/media, marketing, mathematics, music, physical education, physics, mathematics, social studies, Spanish, speech communications, or special education, and
  • want a secure and rewarding career that will impact hundreds of lives,

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