Adults and Professionals: Tuition & Fees

Adults & Professionals

Tuition & Fees

Tuition and fees are subject to Board of Trustees approval and may change. The fees listed are for Summer 2020.

2020 Tuition

Individual Courses

1 point


2 points


3 points


4 points

$2,132.00 per point

Tuition Calculation Examples

Individual Courses Student enrolled in 3 points (typically equivalent to 1 course) 6 points
x $2,132.00 per point
= $12,792.00
Certificate Programs Student enrolled in 12 points (typically equivalent to 4 courses) 12 points
x $2,132.00 per point
= $25,584.00


Special Course-Specific Rates 

FILM S0431, S3040. Television Writing Intensive (non-credit)

$8,546.00 per course

FILM S0431, S3040. Television Writing Intensive (for-credit)*

$1,896.00 per point

$11,376.00 per course (6 credits)

Arabic Language Courses $5,688.00 per course
Hindi-Urdu Language Courses $3,792.00 per course
Russian Language Courses $5,120.00 per course

* Not available to international students.

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

Bill sent to your Columbia email on Payment due by
June 1, 2020 June 18, 2020
June 22, 2020 July 16, 2020
July 20, 2020 August 6, 2020


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

If you have questions regarding financial aid, please contact: 

Student Financial Planning for Professional Studies
202 Kent Hall
1140 Amsterdam Avenue, Mail Code 9202 New York, NY 10027

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
Student Activities Fee $243.00 per term
Technology Fee $35.00 per term
University Facilities Fee**
Full-time Students
Part-time Students

$249.00 per term
$0.00 per term
Document 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
Late Registration Fee $50.00 during late registration period
$100.00 after late registration period

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

** 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.

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

**** 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.



Student Medical Insurance

Students in the following categories are required to enroll in the Columbia Student Health Insurance Plan unless they obtain a waiver:

  1. International Students (non-U.S. Citizen or Non-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 and rates.