Students

Cost of Attendance

 

When making your financial plans, it is necessary to consider tuition and fees as well as living expenses in estimating the overall cost of attendance (COA). The following is the estimated cost of attendance for the 2014-2015 academic year.

Academic Year 2014-2015

Tuition for Doctoral Programs

Please note that students enrolled on student visas are required to register as full-time students.

Registration Category Per Semester
Residence Unit (less than or equal to 18 points)
Students who register for more than 18 points will be charged $20,524 + $1,470 per point, for each point beyond 18 points.
$20,524
Extended Residence Unit $10,262
Matriculation and Facilities $1,891

Tuition for Master's Programs

Biotechnology and QMSS

Registration Category Per Semester
Residence Unit (less than or equal to 18 points)
Students who register for more than 18 points will be charged $26,100 + $1,470 per point, for each point beyond 18 points.
$26,100
Half Residence Unit (three or fewer courses) $14,141
Quarter Residence Unit (two or fewer courses) $8,171

Mathematics of Finance

Registration Category Per Semester
Residence Unit (less than or equal to 18 points)
Students who register for more than 18 points will be charged $28,728 + $1,470 per point, for each point beyond 18 points.
$28,728
Half Residence Unit (three or fewer courses) $15,565
Quarter Residence Unit (two or fewer courses) $8,992

Statistics

Registration Category Per Semester
Residence Unit (less than or equal to 18 points)
Students who register for more than 18 points will be charged $27,413 + $1,470 per point, for each point beyond 18 points.
$27,413
Half Residence Unit (three or fewer courses) $14,853
Quarter Residence Unit (two or fewer courses) $8,580

All Other Master's Programs

Registration Category Per Semester
Residence Unit (less than or equal to 18 points)
Students who register for more than 18 points will be charged $23,476 + $1,470 per point, for each point beyond 18 points.
$23,476
Half Residence Unit (three or fewer courses) $12,720
Quarter Residence Unit (two or fewer courses) $7,350
Extended Residence $8,925
Per-Point Programs Per Point
Tuition in the following Master's programs is charged on a per-point basis:
  • American Studies
  • East Asian Studies
  • Human Rights Studies
  • Islamic Studies
  • Jewish Studies
  • Medieval and Renaissance Studies
  • Modern European Studies
  • South Asian Studies
$1,470
Special Programs
For information about the programs in Global French Studies, International and World History, and Japanese Pedagogy, see below.

Fees

Health and Insurance Fees

Health and Insurance Fees – Morningside Campus
Health Service Fee
Fall 2014 (September 1, 2014–January 19, 2015) $442
Spring/Summer 2015 (January 20, 2015–August 31, 2015) $442
Columbia Student Medical Insurance
(may be waived with proof of equivalent coverage)
Fall 2014 (September 1, 2014–January 19, 2015):
Basic Level
Comprehensive Level
$1,026
$1,413
Spring/Summer 2015 (January 20, 2015–August 31, 2015)
Basic Level 
Comprehensive Level
$1,609
$2,217
Health and Insurance Fees – Medical Center Campus
Health Service Fee
Fall 2014 $489
Spring/Summer 2015 $685
Columbia Student Medical Insurance
(may be waived with proof of equivalent coverage)
Fall 2014 (September 1, 2014–January 19, 2015):
Basic Level
Comprehensive Level
$1,861
$1,413
Spring/Summer 2015 (January 20, 2015–August 31, 2015)
Basic Level 
Comprehensive Level
$1,609
$2,217

Other University Fees

Per-Semester Fees
Fee Name Per Semester
University Facilities Fee
(provides access to the facilities at the Dodge Physical Fitness Center and Lerner Hall and supports enhancements for the libraries and computer networks)
—   Students in full-time doctoral programs, except students registered in Matriculation and Facilities
$434
—   Students in full-time M.A. programs
$474
—   Students in part-time M.A. programs
$264
Student Activity Fee $25
International Service Charge (nonresident students) $100
CUMC Network Fee (Medical Center campus only) $2,140
One-Time Fees
Transcript Fee (charged only in your first semester of enrollment) $105

Living Expenses

The following table lists estimated living expenses based upon reasonable expenditures over the 9-month 2014-2015 academic year. Students may incur additional expenses that are not covered by the standard COA, such as the purchase of a computer, medical expenses not covered by insurance, conference expenses, etc.

Room and Board $18,252
Personal expenses $3,626
Books and supplies $2,000

Additional Budget Allowances

Children

First child $4,770
Each additional child $4,105

Special Programs

Global French Studies (Paris)

Tuition and Fees 2014-2015

Tuition, Fall 2014 $15,876
Tuition, Spring 2015 $15,876
Tuition, Summer 2014 $4,558
Origination Fees, Fall 2014 or Spring 2015 (if applicable) $215
Origination Fees, Summer 2014 (if applicable) $130
Transcript Fee (one-time only) $105

Living Expenses

The following table lists estimated living expenses for Paris over the 12-month 2014-2015 academic year. Students may incur additional expenses that are not covered by the standard COA, such as the purchase of a computer, study tour, etc.

Room and Board, Fall 2014 and Spring 2015 $20,067
Room and Board, Summer 2014 $6,510
Personal Expenses, Fall 2014 and Spring 2015 $3,982
Personal Expenses, Summer 2014 $1,286
Books and Supplies (Academic Year) $2,000

International and World History (London)

In the first year of the program at Columbia, students will be charged the tuition rates listed above in the All Other Master's Programs section.

In the second year of the program at the London School of Economics, students will be charged LSE tuition rates.

Summer M.A. Program in Japanese Pedagogy

Tuition and Fees for Summer 2014

Summer tuition $12,842
Living expenses $6,038
University facility fee $397
Transcript Fee (one-time) $105
International Service Charge (nonresident) $50