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 2017-2018 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 $22,430 + $1,704 per point, for each point beyond 20 points.

$22,430

Extended Residence

$11,216

Matriculation and Facilities

$2,146

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 $30,219 + $1,704 per point, for each point beyond 20 points.

$30,220

Extended Residence

$11,492

Half Residence Unit (three or fewer courses)

$16,374

Quarter Residence Unit (two or fewer courses)

$9,464

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 $33,260 + $1,704 per point, for each point beyond 20 points.

$33,260

Extended Residence

$12,646

Half Residence Unit (three or fewer courses)

$18,024

Quarter Residence Unit (two or fewer courses)

$10,414

MA in Statistics (on-campus and hybrid), 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 $32,246 + $1,704 per point, for each point beyond 20 points.

$32,246

Extended Residence

$12,260

Half Residence Unit (three or fewer courses)

$17,474

Quarter Residence Unit (two or fewer courses)

$10,098

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 $27,180 + $1,704 per point, for each point beyond 20 points.

$27,180

Half Residence Unit (three or fewer courses)

$14,726

Quarter Residence Unit (two or fewer courses)

$8,510

Extended Residence

$10,342

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
  • 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.

$1574

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 2017 (August 15-December 31, 2017)

$525

Spring/Summer 2018 (January 1-August 14, 2018)

$525

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

 

Fall 2017 (August 15-December 31, 2017):
Gold Level
Platinum Level

$1,199
$1,745

Spring/Summer 2018 (January 1-August 14, 2018)
Gold Level 
Platinum Level

$1,949
$2,836

Health and Insurance Fees – Medical Center Campus

 

Health Service Fee

 

Fall 2017 (September 1-December 31, 2017)

Spring 2018 (January 1-August 14, 2018)

$525

$525

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

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

$475

  • Students in full-time MA programs

$523

  • Students in part-time MA programs

$294

Student Activity Fee

$30

International Service Charge (nonresident students)

$80

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 2017-2018 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

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 2017

Degree

$14,866

Non-degree

$5,038

Advanced Standing

$11,154