Summer 2019 Fall 2019 Spring 2020 Total

Direct Costs

Tuition 26,378 26,378 26,378 79,134
Medical Insurance 870 1,308 2,127 4,305
Health Service Fee 281 583 583 1,447
SIPA Computer Lab Fee 250 250 250 750
University Facilities Fee 481 515 515 1,511
Student Activity Fee 60 60 60 180
Document Fee 105 0 0 105
Total Direct Costs 28,425 29,094 29,913 87,432


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

36,529 39,735 43,090 119,354

Additional Notes

Tuition and fees have not yet been finalized for 2019-20 academic year by the Columbia Board of Trustees.  The figures above are estimates as of February 25, 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 for the duration of the program; yours may vary. Figures above do not include expenses of 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.