Tuition, Fees and Other Costs
Estimated Cost of Attendance 2014/2015
|Fall 2014||Spring 2015||TOTAL|
|SIPA Computer Lab Fee||165||165||330|
|University Facilities Fee||229||229||458|
|Student Activity Fee||55||55||110|
|Total Direct Costs||14,252||14,147||28,399|
|Total Indirect Costs||10,098||12,499||22,597|
* EMPA students are charged tuition at a rate of $1,522 per credit. The example above assumes 9 credits per semester; actual tuition charges will vary depending on students' individual courseloads. International students should add $50 per semester for the International Student Services Fee. Full time students (12 or more credits in a semester) will be charged additional fees for Health Services and Health Insurance, as well as higher Facilities Fees.
** Transcript Fee is a one-time fee charged during students' first semester 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 and are subject to change. Indirect costs reflect estimated living and educational expenses typically incurred by students; yours may vary. For information on billing and payments, please visit the University's Student Financial Services website.
Note that continuing EMPA students may also elect to attend during the summer 2014 term. Costs for tuition are identical to those of the fall and spring terms, at $1,522 per credit, the Computer Lab, Facilities and Student Activity fees apply, and indirect expenses other than textbooks are pro-rated for a 3 month period. The textbook allowance for the summer is the same as other terms.
Note: These costs are projections as of June 24, 2014.
For information on 2013/14 costs, please click here.