Summer 2019 Fall 2019 Spring 2020 Total

Direct Costs

Tuition 28,738 28,738 28,738 86,214
Medical Insurance 867 1,304 2,129 4,300
Health Service Fee 281 584 584 1,449
SIPA Computer Lab Fee 175 175 175 525
University Facilities Fee 481 513 513 1,507
Student Activity Fee 0 60 60 120
Document Fee 105 0 0 105
Total Direct Costs 30,647 31,374 32,199 94,220

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 Indirect Costs 8,104 10,641 13,177 31,922

TOTAL ESTIMATED COST

38,751 42,015 45,376 126,142

Additional Notes

The figures above for Direct Costs are accurate as of June 13, 2019.

International students must pay a $100 per semester International Students Fee as well as an additional $100 I-20 fee during their first semester of enrollment.  

A $105 Document Fee (formerly known as Transcript Fee) will be charged during all students' first semester of enrollment at Columbia University.

The total 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. Indirect costs are not billed by Columbia and reflect estimated living and miscellaneous expenses incurred by students during the duration of the program; yours may vary. Figures above do not include relocating to New York, if applicable. Tuition and fees assume full-time attendance, and your costs may vary if you do not enroll full-time.  Additional tuition charges apply for students enrolled for more than 19 credits in a semester.  For information on billing and payments, please visit the University's Student Financial Services website.