In order to secure a place in the program, admitted students must pay a nonrefundable deposit of $500 to the university by the deadline stated in the acceptance letter. The deposit is credited toward the student's tuition upon matriculation. Under no circumstances can the acceptance deposit be waived. Students who fail to submit their deposit by the deadline forfeit their place in the entering class. Students who make deposits but do not enroll on the agreed date lose their deposits.
Tuition and fees are subject to Board of Trustee approval and may change.
See tuition payment deadlines and procedures
Columbia University bills students for tuition and fees according to the schedule below. When a statement is generated, an email notification is sent directly to your Columbia email account. You can also access a copy of the bill through Student Services Online (SSOL). The University does not mail paper bills.
After the first statement is generated in June, bills will be generated periodically if you make schedule changes or if you carry an account balance.
For payment instructions and to authorize a parent to pay your bill, see Student Financial Services.
Important Billing and Payment Dates
|Bill sent to your Columbia email on||Payment due by|
|May 29, 2017||June 15, 2017|
|June 19, 2017||July 6, 2017|
|July 10, 2017||August 10, 2017|
If you have questions regarding billing, payments or refunds please contact:
Student Financial Services
205 Kent Hall
1140 Amsterdam Avenue, Mail Code 9202
New York, NY 10027
Hours: Monday–Friday, 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
If you have questions regarding registration cancellation or collections from prior summer terms, please contact the Summer Sessions Office at firstname.lastname@example.org
This listing is intended to summarize possible charges that could be incurred against a student's account. Certain charges depend upon specific circumstances, as noted. Fees that are not billed to the student account, such as course fees or placement test fees, may be required but are not listed here.
|Technology Fee||$35.00 per term|
|Student Activities Fee||$50.00 per term|
|University Facilities Fee*||$240.00 per term|
One-time fee for all new students
|International Services Charge
Required of all international students
|$100.00 per term|
|Health Service Fee**||$270.00 per term|
View details on Withdrawal and Tuition Refund
|$75.00 per term|
|Late Registration Fee
During late registration period
After late registration period
* University Facilities Fee — Students are required to pay a University Facilities Fee depending on their registration. Full-time students are those registered for 12 or more points in all summer sessions. This fee is not assessed to undergraduate students who are charged the Student Life Fee, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences students who are registered for Matriculation and Facilities, American Language Program students, School of Professional Studies Summer Program for High School Students, or students in a course of study away from the University, where applicable. The enrolled students fee applies to individuals enrolled in a Master's program at the School of Professional Studies, the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences, or The Fu Foundation School of Engineering & Applied Science. This fee is subject to Board of Trustee approval and may change.
** Health Service Fee — Required for the following students: 1. International Students (non-U.S. Citizen or Non-U.S. Permanent Residents) that are attending courses for 8 weeks or longer; 2. Students that are registered for 12 points or more. Optional for all other students. Visit Columbia Health for details.