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Tuition, Fees and Other Costs

Estimated Cost of Attendance 2014/2015

  Fall Spring TOTAL
Direct Costs:      
Tuition 23,596 23,596 47,192
Medical Insurance 1,064 1,665 2,729
Health Service Fee 461 461 922
SIPA Computer Lab Fee 165 165 330
University Facilities Fee 448 448 896
International Services Fee* 50 50 100
Student Activity Fee 60 60 120
Transcript Fee** 105 0 105
Total Direct Costs 25,949 26,445 52,394
       
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 36,047 38,944 74,991

* International Services Fee applies to international students only
** Transcript Fee is a one-time fee

Note: New students in the MPA-DP program are charged an additional $1,000 for a mandatory orientation session held in August.
 

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. All figures above assume full-time attendance.  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 about 2013/14 costs, please click here.