Current Columbia Students: Tuition & Fees

Current Columbia Students

Tuition & Fees

Tuition and fees are subject to Board of Trustee approval and may change. The tuition and fees listed are for Summer 2019.

2019 Tuition

Columbia Degree Students*


1 point


2 points


3 points


4 points

$1,822.00 per point

Continuing Columbia Postbaccalaureate Studies and Certification Students*

1 point


2 points


3 points


4 points

$2,052.00 per point

Tuition Calculation Examples

Columbia Degree Students Student enrolled in 6 points (typically equivalent to 2 courses) 6 points
x $1,822.00 per point
= $10,932.00
Continuing Columbia Postbaccalaureate Studies and Certification Students Student enrolled in 6 points (typically equivalent to 2 courses) 6 points
x $2,052.00 per point
= $12,312.00


Special Course-Specific Rates 

FILM S0431. Television Writing Intensive (non-credit)**

$8,212.00 per course

FILM S3040. Television Writing Intensive (for-credit)*

$1,822.00 per point

$10,932.00 per course (6 credits)

Arabic Language Courses $5,466.00 per course
Hindi-Urdu Language Courses $3,644.00 per course
Russian Language Courses $4,920.00 per course

* Some graduate and certification programs publish separate tuition rates for their students. Check your program’s website for more information.
** Not available to international students.

Payment Procedures

View details on 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.

Payment Instructions

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 28, 2018 June 14, 2018
June 18, 2018 July 12, 2018
July 16, 2018 August 9, 2018


If you have questions regarding billing, payments or refunds please contact:

Student Service Center
205 Kent Hall
1140 Amsterdam Avenue, Mail Code 9202
New York, NY 10027

If you have questions regarding registration cancellation or collections from prior summer terms, please contact the Summer Sessions Office at

2019 Fees

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.

Required Fees

Application Fee* $80
Student Activities Fee** $325.00 per term
Technology Fee $35.00 per term
University Facilities Fee***
Full-time Students
Part-time Students

$479.00 per term
$240.00 per term
Document Fee
For all new students
International Services Charge
Required of all international students
$100.00 per term

Additional Fees

Withdrawal Fee
View details on Withdrawal and Tuition Refund
Late Registration Fee
During late registration period
After late registration period


* The application fee for the Certifications in UN Studies, Critical Issues for International Relations, and Human Rights is $80.

** Student Activities Fee – Some graduate and certificate programs publish separate student activities fees for their students. Check your program's website for more information.

*** 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

Students who were enrolled in the Health Service Program during the spring term are automatically covered through the last day of summer sessions. All other students may elect to pay the Health Services Fee for summer coverage. For more information about the Health Service Program, please visit

Special Regulations for the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

Graduate students in Ph.D. or M.A. programs at Columbia’s Graduate School of Arts and Sciences who wish to take summer classes should review the GSAS Summer Session Student Guide for registration and tuition details.

GSAS students with questions about summer Residence Unit credit should email