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Cost of Attendance – Online Campus

To determine your actual bill for the year, you must add together estimated tuition and fees. Tuition is calculated by multiplying the number of credits you anticipate enrolling in by the 2016-17 per credit charge. In addition to the tuition and fees owed to Columbia University, you will also need to budget for books, transportation, and living and personal expenses.

$1,446 is the per credit tuition rate for all students enrolled the Online Campus.


2016-2017 Mandatory Fees
Document Fee $105 (one-time charge; first-year students)
Student Events Fee $450 (one-time charge; first-year students)
Learning Resource Fee $200/term

2016-2017 Estimated Annual Tuition
Program Fall Spring Estimated Total
Two-Year $23,859 $19,521 $43,380
Extended or Reduced Residency (PT to FT study) $8,676 $8,676 $17,352

Your cost of attendance will be determined by the CSSW Financial Aid Office and will reflect tuition, all mandatory fees and, in most cases, allowances for books, transportation, and living and personal expenses. Your financial aid package will include funding to allow you to meet your cost of attendance. This could include a mix of need-based scholarships and federal loans. NOTE: Only students who submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) are considered for financial aid. Tuition and fees are charged per semester; all aid is disbursed in halves, per semester. A non-refundable $400 enrollment deposit is required to confirm your planned enrollment. This $400 is applied to your first semester’s tuition charges. All financial aid amounts are subject to change. Additional questions? Contact the Office of Financial Aid at 212.851.2293 or swfinaid@columbia.edu