Tuition Deposit

Upon accepting the offer of admission, MA students are required to submit a non-refundable tuition deposit.

The tuition deposit for the following programs is $2,000:

  • MA in East Asia: Regional Studies
  • MA in Economics
  • MA in Islamic Studies
  • MA in Medieval Studies
  • MA in QMSS
  • MA in Sociology

The tuition deposit for the following programs is $3,500:

  • MA in Biotechnology
  • MA in Mathematics of Finance
  • MA in Modern Art: Critical and Curatorial Studies
  • MA in Statistics
  • MA in Statistics (Hybrid Online-On-Campus Program)

The tuition deposit for all other MA programs is $1,000.

The tuition deposit must be submitted through the online application system via a credit card payment and will be credited against the charges for tuition in your student account.

The tuition deposit is non-refundable, with the exception of errors that arise during payment processing.

A tuition deposit submitted to Columbia GSAS is not transferable to the payment account of another school at Columbia University. 

PhD students are not required to submit a tuition deposit.