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Tuition, Fees and Other Costs

Estimated Cost of Attendance 2017/2018

 Summer 2017Fall 2017Spring 2018TOTAL
Direct Costs:    
Medical Insurance7251,1391,8523,749
Health Service Fee2465415411,328
SIPA Computer Lab Fee250250250750
University Facilities Fee4444804801,404
Student Activity Fee606060180
Total Direct Costs26,06726,81227,52580,404
Indirect Costs:    
Personal Expenses1,2741,6992,1255,098
Total Indirect Costs7,80810,24512,68230,735


Note: International students must pay an $80 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. All figures above 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 18 credits in a semester.  For information on billing and payments, please visit the University's Student Financial Services website.