Summer 2019 Fall 2019 Spring 2020 Total

Direct Costs

Tuition 28,738 28,738 28,738 86,214
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 479 513 513 1,505
Student Activity Fee 0 60 60 120
Document Fee 105 0 0 105
Total Direct Costs (charged by Columbia University) 30,595 31,379 32,204 94,178

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

38,699 42,020 45,381 126,100

Additional Notes

  • The figures above for Direct Costs are accurate as of June 13, 2019.
  • All students' first semester of enrollment at Columbia University will be charged a $105 Document Fee (formerly known as Transcript Fee).
  • International students must pay:
    • medical insurance
    • $100 per semester International Students Fee
    • $100 I-20 fee only during their first semester of enrollment
  • New students in the MPA-DP program are charged an additional $1,000 in their first term of enrollment, which contributes to the cost of the 12 week summer professional field placement, one week Getting Started Program, and 3 day MPA-DP retreat.
  • 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. All tuition and fees assume full-time attendance; your costs may vary if you do not enroll full-time.  Additional tuition charges for enrollment in excess of 19 credits in a semester are $2,402 per credit.  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 for the 9-month academic year (September through May only); yours may vary.
    • Figures above do not include the costs of relocating to New York, if applicable.