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 firstname.lastname@example.org with the details of your situation and we will review your request.
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|
|April 19, 2021||May 13, 2021|
|May 17, 2021||June 17, 2021|
|June 21, 2021||July 8, 2021|
|July 12, 2021||August 12, 2021|
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 email@example.com
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.
|Application Fee (Summer 2020)||$80.00|
|Technology Fee||$35.00 per term|
|Student Activities Fee||$50.00 per term|
|University Services and Support Fee* (Summer 2020)||$0.00 per term|
|Document Fee (Summer 2020)
One-time fee for all new students
|International Services Charge** (Summer 2020)
Required of all international students
|$110.00 per term|
|Health Service Fee*** (Summer 2020)||$300.00 per term|
|Withdrawal Fee (Summer 2020)
View details on Withdrawal and Tuition Refund
|$75.00 per term|
|Late Registration Fee (Summer 2020)
During late registration period
After late registration period
* University Services and Support 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. For Summer 2020, the fee was reduced to reflect unique campus operations. This was a lower amount than planned to reflect the reduced availability of certain services and support, including athletics facilities and Lerner Hall. This fee is subject to Board of Trustee approval and may change.
** 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 was waived for the Summer 2020 term for students outside of US. The International Student Fee was charged for students who were already in the US 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 credits or more. Optional for all other students. Due to the online-only course offering in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the fee was 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.