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Cost of Attendance:
New York City Campus

When making your financial plans, it is necessary to consider tuition and fees as well as living expenses in estimating the overall cost of attendance. Below is the estimated cost of attendance for 2020-2021. The Trustees of the Columbia University will determine the actual tuition and fees in the summer.

An explanation of the different fees can be found here. Financial aid information can be found on our Tuition & Financial Aid page.

Two Year Residential

Two Year Residential
Fall 2020Spring 2021Total
Tuition*$25,400$25,400$50,800
Medical Insurance Fee**$1,400$2,276$3,676
Health Service Fee$610$610$1,220
Technology Fee$250$250$500
Facilities Fee$531$531$1,062
Student Activity Fee$75$75$150
Student Event Fee***$450$ -$450
Document Fee***$105$ -$105
ISSO Fee****$ -$ -$ -
Living Expenses / Room-Board$9,400$9,400$18,800
Personal Expenses$1,560$1,950$3,120
Transportation / Commuting$588$588$1,176
Books$600$600$1,200
Total Budget$40,969$41,290$82,259

Advanced Standing Residential

Advanced Standing Residential
Summer 2020Fall 2020Spring 2021Total
Tuition*$10,152$25,400$25,400$60,952
Medical Insurance Fee**$ -$1,400$2,276$3,676
Health Service Fee$ -$610$610$1,220
Technology Fee$90$250$250$590
Facilities Fee$ -$531$531$1,062
Student Activity Fee$75$75$75$225
Student Event Fee***$450$ -$ -$450
Document Fee***$105$ -$ -$105
ISSO Fee****$ -$ -$ -$ -
Living Expenses / Room-Board$400$9,400$9,400$20,950
Personal Expenses$400$1,560$1,560$3,520
Books$150$600$600$1,323
Transportation / Commuting$147$588$588$1,323
Total Budget$13,644$40,414$41,290$95,348

Five Term International

Five Term International Residential 
Fall 2020Spring 2021Summer 2021Total
Tuition*$21,270$21,270$16,920$59,460
Medical Insurance Fee**$1,400$ 2,276$0$3,676
Health Service Fee$610$610$0$1,220
Technology Fee$250$250$110$610
Facilities Fee$531$531$496$1,558
Student Activity Fee$75$75$75$225
Student Event Fee***$450$ -$0$450
Document Fee***$105$ -$0$105
ISSO Fee****$110$110$110$330
Living Expenses / Room-Board$8,600$10,750$7,050$25,850
Personal Expenses$1,560$1,950$1,170$4,290
Transportation / Commuting$520$650$441$1,617
Books$600$600$600$1,800
Total Budget$39,414$41,904$26,972$108,290

Extended Residential

Extended Residential
Fall 2020Spring 2021Total
Tuition*$10,152$10,152$20,304
Medical Insurance Fee**$ -$ -$ -
Health Service Fee$ -$ -$ -
Technology Fee$250$250$500
Facilities Fee$272$272$544
Student Activity Fee$75$75$150
Student Event Fee***$450$ -$450
Document Fee***$105$ -$105
Living Expenses / Room-Board$9,400$9,400$18,800
Personal Expenses$1,560$1,560$3,120
Transportation / Commuting$259$259$518
Books$300$300$600
Total Budget$22,823$22,268$45,091

Reduced Residency Residential

Reduced Residency Residential
Fall 2020Spring 2021Total
Tuition*$10,152$10,152$20,304
Medical Insurance Fee**$ -$ -$ -
Health Service Fee$ -$ -$ -
Technology Fee$250$250$500
Facilities Fee$531$531$1,062
Student Activity Fee$75$75$150
Student Event Fee***$450$ -$450
Document Fee***$105$ -$105
Living Expenses / Room-Board$9,400$9,400$18,800
Personal Expenses$1,560$1,560$3,120
Transportation / Commuting$259$259$518
Books$300$300$600
Total Budget$23,082$22,527$45,609

16-Month Residential

NOTE: Continuing Students in the 16-month program should follow the two year residential Cost of Attendance.
16 Month Residential
Spring 2021Summer 2021Total
Tuition*$25,400$25,400$50,800
Medical Insurance Fee**$2,276$ -$2,276
Health Service Fee$610$ -$610
Technology Fee$250$110$360
Facilities Fee$531$448$979
Student Activity Fee$75$75$150
Student Event Fee***$450$ -$450
Document Fee***$105$ -$105
ISSO Fee****$ -$ -$ -
Living Expenses / Room-Board$9,400$7,050$16,125
Personal Expenses$1,950$1,170$2,925
Transportation / Commuting$300$300$600
Books$600$600$1,200
Total Budget$41,947$35,153$77,100

*During the fall and spring, Two Year Residential and Advanced Standing Residential students are charged a flat rate for enrollment between 10.5-19 credits in a term. Students taking fewer than 10.5 credits are charged the per credit rate of $1,692. Students taking more than 19 credits are charged the per credit rate for credits over 19. Students in the Five Term International program have a flat rate for credit ranging from 10.5-16.5 for the fall and spring terms and a 10.5-13.5 range for the summer term.

**Full time students are automatically enrolled in the University health insurance. Students with comparable insurance may waive out.

***Student Event Fee and Document Fee are one-time fees.

****International Student Services Office Fee of $110 per term is assessed for international students