6 Credits
  Summer 2020 Fall 2020 Spring 2021 Total

Direct Costs

Tuition 12,180 12,180 12,180 36,540
SIPA IT/AV Fee 180 180 180 540
University Facilities Fee 0 259 259 518
Student Activity Fee 0 60 60 120
Total Direct Costs (charged by Columbia University) 12,360 12,679 12,679 37,718


ESTIMATED Indirect Costs

   
Room/Board 5,980 7,976 10,235 24,191
Books 500 500 500 1,500
Personal Expenses 1,344 1,792 2,241 5,377
Transportation 381 508 635 1,524
Total Estimated Indirect Costs 8,205 10,776 13,611 32,592


TOTAL ESTIMATED COST

20,565 23,455 26,290 70,310
9 Credits
  summer 2020 Fall 2020 Spring 2021 Total

Direct Costs

Tuition 18,270 18,270 18,270 54,810
SIPA IT/AV Fee 180 180 180 540
University Facilities Fee 0 259 259 518
Student Activity Fee 0 60 60 120
Total Direct Costs (charged by Columbia University) 18,450 18,769 18,769 55,988


ESTIMATED Indirect Costs

   
Room/Board 5,980 7,976 10,235 24,191
Books 500 500 500 1,500
Personal Expenses 1,344 1,792 2,241 5,377
Transportation 381 508 635 1,524
Total Estimated Indirect Costs 8,205 10,776 13,611 32,592


TOTAL ESTIMATED COST

26,655 29,545 32,380 88,580
12 Credits
  Summer 2020 Fall 2020 Spring 2021 Total

Direct Costs

Tuition 24,360 24,360 24,360 73,080
Medical Insurance (may be waived by domestic students) 0 1,400 2,276 3,676
Health Service Fee 290 607 607 1,504
SIPA IT/AV Fee 180 180 180 540
University Facilities Fee 249 534 534 1,317
Student Activity Fee 0 60 60 120
Total Direct Costs (charged by Columbia University) 25,079 27,141 28,017 80,237


ESTIMATED Indirect Costs

   
Room/Board 5,980 7,976 10,235 24,191
Books 500 500 500 1,500
Personal Expenses 1,344 1,792 2,241 5,377
Transportation 381 508 635 1,524
Total Estimated Indirect Costs 8,205 10,776 13,611 32,592


TOTAL ESTIMATED COST

33,284 37,917 41,628 112,829

Additional Notes

  • Not all tuition and fees have been approved yet by the Columbia University Board of Trustees. The figures above for Direct Costs are estimates as of May 12, 2020.
  • EMPA students are charged tuition at a rate of $2,030 per credit. The examples in the different tabs show tuition rates for 6, 9, or 12 credits per semester; actual tuition charges will vary each semester depending on students' individual courseloads.  Please note that some fees become applicable when students enroll for 12 credits (officially a full-time courseload) that are not charged to students enrolled for fewer than 12 credits.
  • All students' first semester of enrollment at Columbia University will be charged a $105 Document Fee (formerly known as Transcript Fee).
  • All international students are charged a $110 International Student Fee each semester as well as an additional $103 I-20 fee during their first semester of enrollment at Columbia.
  • Total Estimated Cost of Attendance includes both direct and indirect costs.
    • Direct costs are those charged by Columbia University. The tuition and fees indicated above are for the stated year only. For information on billing and payments, please visit the University's Student Financial Services website.
    • Indirect costs are not billed by Columbia and reflect estimated living and miscellaneous expenses incurred by students during the academic year; yours may vary.
    • Figures above do not include expenses of relocating to New York, if applicable.