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 2016-2017 academic year. 

Academic Year 2016-2017

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 20 points)
Students who register for more than 20 points will be charged $21,776 + $1,621 per point, for each point beyond 20 points.
$21,776
Extended Residence $10,888
Matriculation and Facilities $2,044

Tuition for Master's Programs

M.A. in Biotechnology, M.A. in QMSS

Registration Category Per Semester
Residence Unit (less than or equal to 20 points)
Students who register for more than 20 points will be charged $28,778 + $1,621 per point, for each point beyond 20 points.
$28,780
Extended Residence $10,944
Half Residence Unit (three or fewer courses) $15,594
Quarter Residence Unit (two or fewer courses) $9,012

M.A. in Mathematics of Finance

Registration Category Per Semester
Residence Unit (less than or equal to 20 points)
Students who register for more than 20 points will be charged $31,674 + $1,621 per point, for each point beyond 20 points.
$31,676
Extended Residence $12,044
Half Residence Unit (three or fewer courses) $17,164
Quarter Residence Unit (two or fewer courses) $9,918

M.A. in Statistics (on-campus and hybrid), M.A. in Economics

Registration Category Per Semester
Residence Unit (less than or equal to 20 points)
Students who register for more than 20 points will be charged $30,225 + $1,621 per point, for each point beyond 20 points.
$30,226
Extended Residence $11,492
Half Residence Unit (three or fewer courses) $16,378
Quarter Residence Unit (two or fewer courses) $9,464

All Other Master's Programs

Registration Category Per Semester
Residence Unit (less than or equal to 20 points)
Students who register for more than 20 points will be charged $25,883 + $1,621 per point, for each point beyond 20 points.
$25,884
Half Residence Unit (three or fewer courses) $14,024
Quarter Residence Unit (two or fewer courses) $8,104
Extended Residence $9,848
Per-Point Programs Per Point
Tuition in the following Master's programs is charged on a per-point basis:

CONTINUING STUDENTS 

  • American Studies
  • Human Rights Studies
  • Islamic Studies
  • Jewish Studies
  • Medieval and Renaissance Studies
  • Modern European Studies
  • South Asian Studies


Please note:
 beginning fall 2016, the tuition for new students in all Master's programs will follow the registration model of the Residence Unit. Only continuing students in programs that formerly used the per-point registration model will be able to continue to pay per-point. 

$1,574
Special Programs
For information about the programs in International and World History and Japanese Pedagogy, see below.

Fees

Health and Insurance Fees

Health and Insurance Fees – Morningside Campus
Health Service Fee
Fall 2016 (August 15 - December 31, 2016) $510
Spring/Summer 2017 (January 1 - August 14, 2017) $510
Columbia Student Medical Insurance 
(may be waived with proof of equivalent coverage)
Fall 2016 (August 15 - December 31, 2016):
Gold Level
Platinum Level
$1,090
$1,586
Spring/Summer 2017 (January 1 - August 14, 2017)
Gold Level 
Platinum Level
$1,772
$2,578
Health and Insurance Fees – Medical Center Campus
Health Service Fee
Fall 2016 (September 1-December 31, 2016)
Spring 2017 (January 1-August 14, 2017) 
$510
 $510 
Columbia Student Medical Insurance 
(may be waived with proof of equivalent coverage)
TBD TBD

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
$461
  • Students in full-time M.A. programs
$497
  • Students in part-time M.A. programs
$280
Student Activity Fee $30
International Service Charge (nonresident students) $70
CUMC Network Fee (Medical Center campus only) $190
One-Time Fees
Document 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 2016-2017 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

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

Special Programs

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 for Summer 2016

Degree $14,158
Non-degree $4,798
Advanced Standing $10,624