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Cost of Attendance:
Online 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 Online

Two Year Online
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
Facilities Fee$531$531$1,062
Technology Fee$250$250$500
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$1,560$3,120
Transportation / Commuting$588$588$1,176
Books$600$600$1,200
Total Budget$40,969$41,290$82,259

Advanced Standing Online

Advanced Standing Online
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$1,220
Facilities Fee$ -$531$531$1,062
Technology Fee$90$225$225$540
Student Activity Fee$0$75$75$150
Student Event Fee***$450$ -$ -$450
Document Fee***$105$ -$ -$105
ISSO Fee****$ -$ -$ -$ -
Living Expenses / Room-Board$2,150$9,400$9,400$20,950
Personal Expenses$400$1,560$1,560$3,520
Books$150$600$600$1,350
Transportation / Commuting$147$588$588$1,323
Total Budget$13,644$40,389$41,265$95,298

Extended Online

Extended Online
Fall 2020Spring 2021Total
Tuition*$10,152$10,152$20,304
Medical Insurance Fee**$ -$ -$ -
Health Service Fee$ -$ -$ -
Technology Fee$250$250$500
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$323$518
Books$300$300$600
Total Budget$22,551$21,996$44,547

Reduced Residency Online

Reduced Residency Online
Fall 2020Spring 2021Total
Tuition*$10,152$10,152$20,304
Medical Insurance Fee**$ -$ -$ -
Health Service Fee$ -$ -$ -
Technology Fee$225$225$450
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$22,526$21,971$44,497

*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