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Tuition, Fees and Other Costs

Estimated Cost of Attendance 2014/2015

  Fall 2014 Spring 2015 TOTAL
Direct Costs:      
Tuition* 13,698 13,698 27,396
SIPA Computer Lab Fee 165 165 330
University Facilities Fee 212 212 424
Student Activity Fee 60 60 120
Transcript Fee** 105 0 105
Total Direct Costs 14,240 14,135 28,375
       
Indirect Costs:      
Room/Board 7,471 9,339 16,810
Books 500 500 1,000
Personal Expenses 1,679 2,100 3,779
Transportation 448 560 1,008
       
Total Indirect Costs 10,098 12,499 22,597
       
TOTAL 24,338 26,634 50,972

* 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.

** Transcript Fee is a one-time fee.
 

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: These costs are projections as of March 11, 2014, and are subject to change when official tuition and fees are set by the Columbia University Board of Trustees.

For information on 2013/14 costs, please click here.