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Cost of Attendance:
Online Campus 2021-2022

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 2021-2022. 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 Online

Two Year Online
Fall 2021Spring 2022Total
Tuition*$26,036$26,036$52,072
Medical Insurance Fee$1,483$2,409$3,892
Health Service Fee$623$623$1,246
Services and Support Fee$552$552$1,104
Learning Resource Fee$250$250$500
Student Activity Fee$75$75$150
Student Event Fee$450$0$450
Document Fee$105$0$105
ISSO Fee$0$0$0
Living Expenses / Room-Board$9,400$11,750$21,150
Personal Expenses$1,560$1,950$3,510
Transportation / Commuting$600$750$1,350
Books$600$600$1,200
Total Budget$41,734$44,995$86,729

Advanced Standing Online

Advanced Standing Online
Summer 2021Fall 2021Spring 2022Total
Tuition*$10,404$26,036$26,036$62,476
Medical Insurance Fee$0$1,483$2,409$3,892
Health Service Fee$0$623$623$1,246
Services and Support Fee$130$552$552$1,234
Learning Resource Fee$90$250$250$590
Student Activity Fee$75$75$75$225
Student Event Fee$450$0$0$450
Document Fee$105$0$0$105
ISSO Fee$0$0$0$0
Living Expenses / Room-Board$2,150$9,400$11,750$23,300
Personal Expenses$400$1,560$1,950$3,910
Books$300$600$600$1,500
Transportation / Commuting$150$600$750$1,500
Total Budget$14,254$41,179$44,995$100,428

Part-Time to Full-Time (Extended) Online

Part-Time to Full-Time (Extended) Online
Fall 2021Spring 2022Total
Tuition*$10,404$10,404$20,808
Medical Insurance Fee$0$0$0
Health Service Fee$0$0$0
Services and Support Fee$283$283$566
Learning Resource Fee$250$250$500
Student Activity Fee$75$75$150
Student Event Fee$450$0$450
Document Fee$105$0$105
Living Expenses / Room-Board$9,400$11,750$21,150
Personal Expenses$1,560$1,950$3,510
Transportation / Commuting$300$300$600
Books$300$300$600
Total Budget$23,127$25,312$48,439

One-Year Residency for Working Professionals (Reduced Residency) Online

One-Year Residency for Working Professionals (Reduced Residency) Online
Fall 2021Spring 2022Total
Tuition*$10,404$10,404$20,808
Medical Insurance Fee$0$0$0
Health Service Fee$0$0$0
Services and Support Fee$283$283$566
Learning Resource Fee$250$250$500
Student Activity Fee$75$75$150
Student Event Fee$450$0$450
Document Fee$105$0$105
Living Expenses / Room-Board$9,400$11,750$21,150
Personal Expenses$1,560$1,950$3,510
Transportation / Commuting$300$300$600
Books$300$300$600
Total Budget$23,127$25,312$48,439

*During the fall and spring, Two Year and Advanced Standing students are charged a flat rate for enrollment between 10.5 and 19 credits in a term. Students in the Part-Time to Full-Time (Extended) and One-Year Residency for Working Professionals (Reduced Residency) residency programs as well as those in the Two Year and Advanced Standing programs taking fewer than 10.5 credits are charged the per credit rate of $1,734. Students in flat rate programs will be charged the per credit rate for credits in excess of the flat rate range. Part-Time to Full-Time (Extended) and One-Year Residency for Working Professionals (Reduced Residency) Residency tuition charges are estimated here for students taking 6 credits per term. Students should view their accounts in Net Partner to see the personalized tuition amounts based on their actual or anticipated enrollment. Students in the Five Term International program have a flat rate for credits ranging from 10.5 to 16.5 during the fall and spring terms and 10.5 to 13.5 range for the summer term.