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.
NOTE: Continuing Students in the 16-month program should follow the two year residential Cost of Attendance.
16 Month Residential
Medical Insurance Fee**
Health Service Fee
Student Activity Fee
Student Event Fee***
Living Expenses / Room-Board
Transportation / Commuting
*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