6 Credits
  Summer 2019 Fall 2019 Spring 2020 Total

Direct Costs

Tuition 11,592 11,592 11,592 34,776
SIPA Computer Lab Fee 180 180 180 540
University Facilities Fee 240 249 249 738
Student Activity Fee 0 60 60 120
Total Direct Costs (charged by Columbia University) 12,012 12,081 12,081 36,174


ESTIMATED Indirect Costs

   
Room/Board 5,898 7,866 9,832 23,596
Books 500 500 500 1,500
Personal Expenses 1,325 1,767 2,210 5,302
Transportation 381 508 635 1,524
Total Estimated Indirect Costs 8,104 10,641 13,177 31,922


TOTAL ESTIMATED COST

20,116 22,722 25,258 68,096
9 Credits
  summer 2019 Fall 2019 Spring 2020 Total

Direct Costs

Tuition 17,388 17,388 17,388 52,164
SIPA Computer Lab Fee 180 180 180 540
University Facilities Fee 240 249 249 738
Student Activity Fee 0 60 60 120
Total Direct Costs (charged by Columbia University) 17,808 17,877 17,877 53,562


ESTIMATED Indirect Costs

   
Room/Board 5,898 7,866 9,832 23,596
Books 500 500 500 1,500
Personal Expenses 1,325 1,767 2,210 5,302
Transportation 381 508 635 1,524
Total Estimated Indirect Costs 8,104 10,641 13,177 31,922


TOTAL ESTIMATED COST

25,912 28,518 31,054 85,484
12 Credits
  Summer 2019 Fall 2019 Spring 2020 Total

Direct Costs

Tuition 23,184 23,184 23,184 69,552
Medical Insurance (may be waived by domestic students) 813 1,304 2,129 4,246
Health Service Fee 280 584 584 1,448
SIPA Computer Lab Fee 180 180 180 540
University Facilities Fee 240 249 249 738
Student Activity Fee 0 60 60 120
Total Direct Costs (charged by Columbia University) 24,697 25,561 26,386 76,644


ESTIMATED Indirect Costs

   
Room/Board 5,898 7,866 9,832 23,596
Books 500 500 500 1,500
Personal Expenses 1,325 1,767 2,210 5,302
Transportation 381 508 635 1,524
Total Estimated Indirect Costs 8,104 10,641 13,177 31,922


TOTAL ESTIMATED COST

32,801 36,202 39,563 108,566

Additional Notes

  • The figures above for Direct Costs are accurate as of June 13, 2019.
  • EMPA students are charged tuition at a rate of $1,932 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 $100 International Student Fee each semester as well as an additional $100 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.