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 2019-2020 academic year. 

For definitions of the registration categories listed below, please click here

Tuition for Doctoral Programs

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

Enrollment Category

Per Semester

Residence Unit
(less than or equal to 20 points)

Students who register for more than 20 points will be charged $23,800 + $1,880 per point, for each point beyond 20 points.

$23,800

Extended Residence

$11,900

Matriculation and Facilities

$2,276

Tuition for Master's Programs

MA in Biotechnology and QMSS

Enrollment Category

Per Semester

Residence Unit
(less than or equal to 20 points)

Students who register for more than 20 points will be charged $33,320 + $1,880 per point, for each point beyond 20 points.

$33,320

Extended Residence

$12,672

Half Residence Unit (three or fewer courses)

$18,054

Quarter Residence Unit (two or fewer courses)

$10,436

MA in Economics

Enrollment Category

Per Semester

Residence Unit
(less than or equal to 20 points)

Students who register for more than 20 points will be charged $35,554 + $1,880 per point, for each point beyond 20 points.

$35,554

Extended Residence

$13,518

Half Residence Unit (three or fewer courses)

$19,266

Quarter Residence Unit (two or fewer courses)

$11,136

MA in Mathematics of Finance, Statistics (on-campus and hybrid)

Enrollment Category

Per Semester

Residence Unit
(less than or equal to 20 points)

Students who register for more than 20 points will be charged $36,672 + $1,880 per point, for each point beyond 20 points.

$36,672

Extended Residence

$13,946

Half Residence Unit (three or fewer courses)

$19,874

Quarter Residence Unit (two or fewer courses)

$11,486

All Other Master's Programs

Enrollment Category

Per Semester

Residence Unit
(less than or equal to 20 points)

Students who register for more than 20 points will be charged $29,382 + $1,880 per point, for each point beyond 20 points.

$29,382

Half Residence Unit (three or fewer courses)

$15,922

Quarter Residence Unit (two or fewer courses)

$9,202

Extended Residence

$11,182

Per-Point Programs

Per Point

Tuition in the following master's programs is charged on a per-point basis:

CONTINUING Students who matriculated prior to the 2016-17 academic year

  • American Studies
  • European History, Politics and Society
  • Human Rights Studies
  • Islamic Studies
  • Jewish Studies
  • Medieval and Renaissance 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.

$1,704

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

Fees

Health and Insurance Fees

Health and Insurance Fees – Morningside Campus

Health Service Fee

 

Fall 2019 (August 15-December 31, 2019)

$584

Spring/Summer 2020 (January 1-August 14, 2020)

$584

Columbia Student Medical Insurance
(may be waived for US students with proof of equivalent coverage)

 

Fall 2019 (August 15-December 31, 2019):

   
$1,304
 

Spring/Summer 2020 (January 1-August 14, 2020)

     
$2,129

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

$513

  • Students in full-time MA programs

$555

  • Students in part-time MA programs

$306

Student Activity Fee

$45

International Service Charge (nonresident students)

$100

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 nine-month 2019-2020 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

Transportation

$1,143

Additional Budget Allowances

Children

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 under "All Other Master's Programs" in the "Tuition for Master's Programs" tab above.

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

Summer MA Program in Japanese Pedagogy

Tuition for Summer 2019

Degree

$16,210

Non-degree

$5,494

Advanced Standing

$12,164