Billing and Payments
Columbia bills students for tuition, fees, and other charges at the beginning of each term. The Student Account Statement is distributed online and can be accessed any time through the secure E-Billing website. No paper bills will be mailed by the University.
After the beginning of the term, Student Account Statements are generated periodically for students who have had new activity since the prior Statement, or carry a credit or debit balance.
When a new statement is released, an email notification is sent directly to that student’s Columbia University email account. Individuals authorized to view a student's account Statements are also notified through email that a new Statement is ready to view and/or pay online.
Note: The Student Account Statement is a “snapshot” of the charges, credits and anticipated credits to the student's account as of a specific date and, therefore, is not updated between billing cycles. Students can view their current balance and current details between billing cycles through Student Services Online (SSOL).