Business Edge: Tuition & Fees

Business Edge

Tuition & Fees

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. 

Tuition and fees are subject to Board of Trustee approval and may change.

Please email with the details of your situation and we will review your request.

2020 Tuition

Nonrefundable Tuition Deposit


Payment Procedures

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.

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 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

2020 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 $80.00
Technology Fee $35.00 per term
Student Activities Fee $50.00 per term
University Facilities Fee* $0.00 per term
Document Fee
One-time fee for all new students
International Services Charge**
Required of all international students
$110.00 per term
Health Service Fee*** $300.00 per term

Additional Fees

Withdrawal Fee
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 the term. 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 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. For the Summer 2020 term only, the fee is waived for part-time students.

** International Services Fee — This fee is mandatory for all international students. Due to the online-only course offering in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the fee is waived for the Summer 2020 term for students outside of US. The International Student Fee will be charged for students already in the US who are visiting Columbia from another US institution for the Summer 2020 term.

*** 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. Due to the online-only course offering in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the fee is mandatory for full-time students and those who elect to enroll in the Columbia Student Health Insurance Plan for the Summer 2020 term. Visit Columbia Health for details.