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 2018-2019 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.

Registration Category

Per Semester

Residence Unit
(less than or equal to 20 points)

Students who register for more than 20 points will be charged $23,108 + $1,790 per point, for each point beyond 20 points.

$23,108

Extended Residence

$11,554

Matriculation and Facilities

$2,210

Tuition for Master's Programs

MA in Biotechnology and 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 $31,732 + $1,790 per point, for each point beyond 20 points.

$31,732

Extended Residence

$12,068

Half Residence Unit (three or fewer courses)

$17,194

Quarter Residence Unit (two or fewer courses)

$9,938

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 $33,860 + $1,790 per point, for each point beyond 20 points.

$33,860

Extended Residence

$12,874

Half Residence Unit (three or fewer courses)

$18,348

Quarter Residence Unit (two or fewer courses)

$10,604

MA 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 $34,924 + $1,790 per point, for each point beyond 20 points.

$34,924

Extended Residence

$13,282

Half Residence Unit (three or fewer courses)

$18,926

Quarter Residence Unit (two or fewer courses)

$10,936

MA in Statistics (on-campus and hybrid)

Registration Category

Per Semester

Residence Unit
(less than or equal to 20 points)

Students who register for more than 20 points will be charged $34,392 + $1,790 per point, for each point beyond 20 points.

$34,392

Extended Residence

$13,076

Half Residence Unit (three or fewer courses)

$18,638

Quarter Residence Unit (two or fewer courses)

$10,772

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 $28,230 + $1,790 per point, for each point beyond 20 points.

$28,230

Half Residence Unit (three or fewer courses)

$15,296

Quarter Residence Unit (two or fewer courses)

$8,840

Extended Residence

$10,742

Per-Point Programs

Per Point

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

CONTINUING Students 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.

$1,636

Special Programs  
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 2018 (August 15-December 31, 2018)

$561

Spring/Summer 2019 (January 1-August 14, 2019)

$561

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

 

Fall 2018 (August 15-December 31, 2018):
90 Plan
100 Plan

   
$1,222
$1,627

Spring/Summer 2019 (January 1-August 14, 2019)
90 Plan
100 Plan

     
$1,988
$2,643

Health and Insurance Fees – Medical Center Campus

 

Health Service Fee

 

Fall 2018 (September 1-December 31, 2018)
Spring 2019 (January 1-August 14, 2019)

$712
$712

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

 

Fall 2018 (August 15-December 31, 2018)
Spring/Summer 2019 (January 1-August 14, 2019)

$1,737
$2,823

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

$496

  • Students in full-time MA programs

$535

  • Students in part-time MA programs

$296

Student Activity Fee

$45

International Service Charge (nonresident students)

$90

CUMC Network Fee (Medical Center campus only)

$195

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 2018-2019 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

$1,809

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 2018

Degree

$15,608

Non-degree

$5,290

Advanced Standing

$11,712