Current Columbia Students: Tuition & Fees

Current Columbia Students

Tuition & Fees

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

2021 Tuition

Columbia Undergraduate Degree Students*

 

Tuition Per Point (Credit)

$1,896.00

Columbia College and School of Engineering Undergraduate Students: Billing for Academic Year 2020-2021 Third Term (Summer 2021)

Columbia College and School of Engineering Undergraduate Students enrolled full-time in fall 2020 and spring 2021 can also enroll in summer 2021 courses at no additional tuition cost (except for any supplementary course or mandatory term fees), for a maximum of 40 credits for the academic year. If a student enrolls in more than 40 credits for the 2020-2021 academic year, tuition will be charged for summer 2021 credits on a per-credit basis for any point above 40.

Columbia College students can earn a maximum of 8 points of credit in each of the two sessions: Summer A and Summer B.  School of Engineering undergraduate students can earn a maximum of 6 points of credit in each of the two sessions: Summer A and Summer B.

For more information, visit the Student Financial Services Third Term guidance for Columbia College, School of Engineering Undergraduates, and School of the Arts.

Continuing Columbia Postbaccalaureate Studies and Certification Students*

Tuition Per Point (Credit)

$2,208.00

Tuition Calculation Examples

Columbia Degree Undergraduate Students Student enrolled in 6 points (typically equivalent to 2 courses) 6 points
x $1,896.00 per point
= $11,376.00
Continuing Columbia Postbaccalaureate Studies and Certification Students Student enrolled in 6 points (typically equivalent to 2 courses) 6 points
x $2,208.00 per point
= $13,248.00

 

Special Course-Specific Rates 

Please note that these courses will not be offered in Summer 2021. The rates listed below reflect rates for Summer 2020.

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

* 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 Dates & Procedures

Billing

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
May 10, 2021 June 3, 2021
June 7, 2021 July 1, 2021
July 6, 2021 Aug. 12, 2021

Questions

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

Student Service Center
210 Kent Hall
1140 Amsterdam Avenue, Mail Code 9202
New York, NY 10027
212-854-4400
ssc@columbia.edu
ssc.columbia.edu

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

If you have questions regarding financial aid, please contact: 

Student Financial Planning for Professional Studies
210 Kent Hall
1140 Amsterdam Avenue, Mail Code 9202 New York, NY 10027
212-854-7040
sfp@columbia.edu
https://sfs.columbia.edu/sfp-sps

Columbia College and School of Engineering students, please refer to: https://cc-seas.financialaid.columbia.edu/.

2021 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** $50.00 per term for Columbia University Students; $325 for Postbaccalaureate Studies and Certification Students
Technology Fee $35.00 per term
University Services and Support Fee***
Full-time Students
Part-time Students

$259.00 per term
$130.00 per term
Document Fee
For all new students
$105.00
International Services Charge****
Required of all international students
$120.00 per term

Additional Fees

Withdrawal Fee
View details on Withdrawal and Tuition Refund
$75.00
Late Registration Fee
During late registration period
After late registration period

$50.00
$100.00

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

** The Student Activities fee is $50 for Columbia University degree students as well as SPGRAD, SPGFND, and SPCDEDC. The fee is $325 for all other Visiting Students.

*** 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 (for both of these, applies to Spring Term only for Academic Year 20-21), 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. 

Health Service Fee

Required of all full-time students; optional for part-time students. Includes clinical services provided on campus as well as integrated off-campus services. See www.health.columbia.edu for details. 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. 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 gsas-studentaffairs@columbia.edu.