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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*$26,290$26,290$52,580
Medical Insurance Fee**$1,512$2,458$3,970
Health Service Fee$635$635$1,270
Services and Support Fee$552$552$1,104
Learning Resource Fee$250$250$500
Student Activity Fee$75$75$150
Student Event Fee***$450$ -$450
Document Fee***$105$ -$105
ISSO Fee****$0$0$0
Living Expenses / Room-Board$9,400$9,400$18,800
Personal Expenses$1,560$1,560$3,120
Transportation / Commuting$600$600$1,200
Books$600$600$1,200
Total Budget$42,029$42,420$84,449

Advanced Standing Online

Advanced Standing Online
Summer 2021Fall 2021Spring 2022Total
Tuition*$10,512$26,290$26,290$63,092
Medical Insurance Fee**$0$1,512$2,458$3,970
Health Service Fee$0$635$635$1,270
Services and Support Fee$0$552$552$1,104
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$9,400$20,950
Personal Expenses$400$1,560$1,560$3,520
Transportation / Commuting$150$600$600$1,350
Books$300$600$600$1,500
Total Budget$14,232$41,474$42,420$98,126

Extended Online

Extended Online
Fall 2021Spring 2022Total
Tuition*$10,512$10,512$21,024
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$9,400$18,800
Personal Expenses$1,560$1,560$3,120
Transportation / Commuting$300$300$600
Books$300$300$600
Total Budget$23,235$22,680$45,915

Reduced Residency Online

Reduced Resdency Online
Fall 2021Spring 2022Total
Tuition*$10,512$10,512$21,024
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$9,400$18,800
Personal Expenses$1,560$1,560$3,120
Transportation / Commuting$300$300$600
Books$300$300$600
Total Budget$23,235$22,680$45,915

*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.

**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