Columbia and Barnard Students: Tuition & Fees


Columbia and Barnard Students

Tuition and fees may be subject to change annually and are approved by the Board of Trustees each spring.

2023 Tuition

Columbia Undergraduate Degree Students*


Tuition Per Point (Credit)


Tuition Calculation Examples

Columbia Degree Undergraduate Students

Student enrolled in 6 points (typically equivalent to 2 courses)

6 points
x $2,014.00 per point
= $12,084.00


Special Course-Specific Rates

Arabic Language Courses

$6,042.00 per course

Hindi-Urdu Language Courses

$4,028.00 per course

Russian Language Courses

$6,042.00 per course

* Some graduate and certification programs publish separate tuition rates for their students. Check your program’s website for more information.

Payment Dates & 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

Please visit Student Financial Services' Billing Schedule for the most up-to-date dates.

Bill sent to your Columbia email on Payment due by

June 5, 2023

July 6, 2023

July 10, 2023

August 10, 2023


2023 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*


Student Activities Fee

Student Activity Fee does not apply to Columbia students in the Summer Session.

$250 per term for Postbaccalaureate Studies and Certification Students

Technology Fee

$35.00 per term

University Services and Support Fee**

Full-time Students
(12 credits or more): $535.00 per term

Part-time Students
(fewer than 12 credits): $400.00 per term

Document Fee
For all new students


International Services Charge***
Required of all international students

$150.00 per term

Health and Related Services Fee****
Required of all students


Full-Time Students
(12 credits or more): $475.00

Half-Time Students
(6–11.99 credits): $238.00

Part-Time Students
(1–5.99 credits): $143.00

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.

** University Services and Support Fee: All students registered on the Morningside Campus shall be charged a University Services and Support Fee, calculated based on the student’s registration. Full-time students are those registered for 12 or more points in the term. This fee is not assessed to American Language Program students or School of Professional Studies Summer Program for High School students. This fee combines the Recreational Facilities Fee and Lerner Fee, Information Technology Fee (all students charged, including part-time), and the Cross-Cutting Multi-School Activities Fee. This fee is subject to Board of Trustee approval and may change.

 ***International Services Fee: This fee is mandatory for all international students.

****The Health and Related Services Fee is required of all students. Includes services provided on campus as well as integrated off-campus services. See for details. Students who pay the Health Service Fee in Spring are not required to pay the Health Service Fee in Summer. The Summer Trimester Fee applies to new Summer Trimester students only. 

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