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 2021-2022 academic year. 

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

GSAS students will not be permitted to register for more than 20 points per semester for the 2021-2022 academic year.

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 $25,248 + $2,073 per point, for each point beyond 20 points.

$25,248

Extended Residence

$12,624

Matriculation and Facilities

$2,414

 

Tuition for Master's Programs

MA in Biotechnology

Registration Category

Per Semester

Residence Unit (less than or equal to 20 points)

Students who register for more than 20 points will be charged $35,936 + $2,073 per point, for each point beyond 20 points.

$35,936

Extended Residence

$13,668

Half Residence Unit (three or fewer courses)

$19,472

Quarter Residence Unit (two or fewer courses)

$11,256

MA 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 $36,386 + $2,073 per point, for each point beyond 20 points.

$36,386

Extended Residence

$13,840

Half Residence Unit (three or fewer courses)

$19,718

Quarter Residence Unit (two or fewer courses)

$11,398

MA in Mathematics of Finance

Registration Category (students who entered the program beginning in Fall 2013)

Per Semester

Residence Unit (less than or equal to 20 points)

Students who register for more than 20 points will be charged $40,144 + $2,073 per point, for each point beyond 20 points.

$40,144

Extended Residence

$15,268

Half Residence Unit (three or fewer courses)

$21,756

Quarter Residence Unit (two or fewer courses)

$12,578

MA 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 $38,590 + $2,073 per point, for each point beyond 20 points.

$38,590

Extended Residence

$14,674

Half Residence Unit (three or fewer courses)

$20,912

Quarter Residence Unit (two or fewer courses)

$12,088

MA in Statistics

Registration Category (students who entered the program beginning in Fall 2013)

Per Semester

Residence Unit (less than or equal to 20 points)

Students who register for more than 20 points will be charged $40,144 + $2,073 per point, for each point beyond 20 points.

$40,144

Extended Residence

$15,268

Half Residence Unit (three or fewer courses)

$21,756

Quarter Residence Unit (two or fewer courses)

$12,578

MA in Statistics-Hybrid Program

Registration Category

Per Semester

Residence Unit (less than or equal to 20 points)

Students who register for more than 20 points will be charged $40,144 + $2,073 per point, for each point beyond 20 points.

$40,144

Extended Residence

$15,268

Half Residence Unit (three or fewer courses)

$21,756

Quarter Residence Unit (two or fewer courses)

$12,578

Free-Standing Masters Programs: International and World History

Registration Category

Per Semester

Residence Unit (less than or equal to 20 points)

$31,420

Extended Residence

$11,958

Half Residence Unit (three or fewer courses)

$17,028

Quarter Residence Unit (two or fewer courses)

$9,842

All Other Master's Programs

Registration Category: All Other Programs

Per Semester

Residence Unit (less than or equal to 20 points)

Students who register for more than 20 points will be charged $31,420 + $2,073 per point, for each point beyond 20 points.

$31,420

Half Residence Unit (three or fewer courses)

$17,028

Quarter Residence Unit (two or fewer courses)

$9,842

Extended Residence

$11958

Per-Point MA Programs (formerly Liberal Studies MA Programs)

Per Point

Tuition in the following master's programs is charged on a per-point basis for continuing students prior to the 2016-17 academic year

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

Please note: Beginning in Fall 2016, the tuition for new students in all master's programs follows 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.

$1,824

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

Fees
  • Health and Insurance Fees
  • Other University Fees

 

Health and Insurance Fees – Morningside Campus

Health Service Fee

Fall 2021 
(August 15-December 31, 2021)

$623

Spring/Summer 2022 
(January 1-August 14, 2022)

$623

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

Fall 2021 
(August 15-December 31, 2021):
100 Plan

$1,483

Spring/Summer 2022 
(January 1-August 14, 2022)
100 Plan

$2,409

Other University Fees

Per-Semester Fees

Fee Name

Per Semester

University Service and Support Fees

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

Fall 2021: $459
Spring 2022: $543

  • Students in full-time MA programs

Fall 2021: $504
Spring 2022: $588

  • Students in part-time MA programs
Fall 2021: $372
Spring 2022: $456

Student Activity Fee

$45

International Service Charge (nonresident students)

$120

One-Time Fees

Document Fee (charged only in the first semester of enrollment)

$105

 

Living Expenses

The following table lists estimated living expenses based upon reasonable expenditures over the nine-month 2021-2022 academic year. Students may incur additional expenses that are not covered by the standard cost of attendance, such as the purchase of a computer, medical expenses not covered by insurance, conference expenses, etc.

Room and Board

$22,284

Personal expenses

$5,400

Books and supplies

$2,000

Transportation

$1,143

Additional Budget Allowances

Children

First child

$4,770

Each additional child

$4,105

 

Special Programs

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 MA Program in Japanese Pedagogy

Tuition for Summer 2021

Degree

$17,560

Non-degree

$5,952

Advanced Standing

$13,178