Here are the centrally administered charges that may appear in the student's monthly billing statement. We encourage students to consult with their school's financial aid office to understand what other costs may make up their total cost of attendance, such as books and supplies; room and board; personal expenses, etc.
TUITION AND FEES
$8,607 flat rate for 1-12 points per term
(if applicable) CUIMC Health and Related Service Fee
All full-time students registered in the Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons (including Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy) shall be charged the CUIMC Health and Related Services Fee.
Domestic students with comparable alternative coverage may request a waiver from the default enrollment in the Columbia University Student Insurance plan.
For part-time, domestic students -- except those in the School of Nursing -- enrollment in the Columbia Student Health Insurance Plan is optional.
Visit the CUIMC Student Health Service website to read more about the due dates, process, waiver criteria, and documentation.
$712 per term
Student Activity Fee
All first-year students entering in the Fall Term 2018 shall be assessed a Student Activities Fee of $145.
$145 one time
Technology Fee, Medical Center
$195 per term
(If applicable) Housing
Students who are a Columbia Housing resident may visit the Medical Center’s Office for Housing Services for information about rates.
(If applicable) Document Fee
All students registered in the University shall be charged a one-time $105.00 Document Fee that entitles students to e-transcripts, enrollment and degree certifications, and the mailing of the original diploma.
|$105 one time|
(If applicable) Foreign Check Fee
All students shall be charged a foreign check fee of $50.00 to cover additional processing costs on all payments made to the University in the form of a check, draft or money order in foreign currency or drawn on a foreign bank.
(If applicable) Returned Check Fee
All students shall be charged a $20.00 returned check fee for any check that is not honored by the bank.
(If applicable) Late Payment Charge
All students shall be subject to a one-time late payment charge of $150.00 if the total amount due for the term is not paid on or before the due date, or if increased charges resulting from subsequent changes to a student’s program are not paid at the time of the change.
In addition, a charge of 1.5 percent per billing cycle will be imposed on any amount past due.
(If applicable) Late Registration Fees
$50 during late registration
$100 after late registration
(If applicable) Collection Fee
Students with a past due student account balance may be charged a collection fee if the account is referred to in-house staff to collect any amount past due, or an additional amount, equal to the cost of collection, if an external collection agency or attorney is used.
(If applicable) International Services Charge
All students holding a non-resident visa, except those students in the American Language Program or students registered through the Office of Global Programs, will be charged an International Services Charge of $90 each term. This fee supports the University’s services to international students.
$90 per term
(If applicable) Withdrawal Fee