Billing and Payments


Columbia bills students for tuition, fees, and other charges at the beginning of each term. Payment is due by the date listed on the Student Account Statement, which is available in Student Services Online (SSOL). In general, payment for each term is due before the end date of the University’s official Change of Program period, as noted on the academic calendar.

Consult the Student Financial Services website for complete information regarding billing and payment, including E-Billing, payment options, refunds, and withdrawals.

Note: No paper bills will be mailed by the University.

Entering students may wish to review the Paying Your E-Bill guide (PDF).

For financial aid policies, Ph.D. students in Arts and Sciences programs should also consult the Fellowship Information for Doctoral Students section. Ph.D. students in non-Arts and Sciences programs should consult with their Ph.D. program.