Current Columbia Students
Tuition and fees are subject to Board of Trustee approval and may change.
Columbia Degree Undergraduate Students*
Tuition Per Credit
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 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.
Example: Student A completes 13 credits in fall + 16 credits in spring for a total of 29 credits in fall and spring, then Student A is eligible for 11 additional credits through summer 2021 coursework, “tuition-free” except for supplementary course or term fees, up to 40 total credits.
Continuing Columbia Postbaccalaureate Studies and Certification Students*
Tuition Per Credit
Tuition Calculation Examples
|Columbia Degree Undergraduate Students||Student enrolled in 6 credits (typically equivalent to 2 courses)||6 credits
x $1,896.00 per credit
|Continuing Columbia Postbaccalaureate Studies and Certification Students||Student enrolled in 6 credits (typically equivalent to 2 courses)||6 credits
x $2,208.00 per credit
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.
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 8, 2021||Aug. 12, 2021|
If you have questions regarding billing, payments or refunds please contact:
If you have questions regarding registration cancellation or collections from prior summer terms, please contact the Summer Sessions Office at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have questions regarding financial aid, please contact:
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|
|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*** (Summer 2020)
$249.00 per term
$0.00 per term
|Document Fee (Summer 2020)
For all new students
|International Services Charge**** (Summer 2020)
Required of all international students
|$110.00 per term|
|Withdrawal Fee (Summer 2020)
View details on Withdrawal and Tuition Refund
|Late Registration Fee (Summer 2020)
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.
** 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 — Students are required to pay a University Facilities Fee depending on their registration. Full-time students are those registered for 12 or more credits 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.
**** 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. Visit Columbia Health for details.
****International Services Fee — This fee is mandatory for all international students.
Students who were enrolled in the Health Service Program during the spring term are automatically covered through the last day of summer sessions. All other students may elect to pay the Health Services Fee for summer coverage. For more information about the Health Service Program, please visit www.health.columbia.edu.
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 email@example.com.