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
$19,950 flat rate for 12-25 points
$1,330 per point for fewer than 12 points
For more than 25 points, flat rate is charged, plus the per-point rate
University Services and Support Fee, Morningside Campus (formerly Facilities Fee)
All students registered on the Morningside Campus shall be charged a University Services and Support Fee. Each program calculates the amount of the fee differently, depending on the student’s status. This fee combines the Recreational Facilities Fee (Spring Term only for Academic Year 20-21), Information Technology Fee (all students charged, including part-time), the Lerner Fee (On-Campus students only), and the Cross-Cutting Multi-School Activities Fee.
This fee shall be charged per term as follows:
Students registered in all other full-time Programs: $261 Fall*/$261 Spring
Students registered in all other part-time Programs: $132 Fall*/$132 Spring
*(Fall fee originally $277 for full-time and $148 for part-time students, the fee has been reduced to reflect unique campus operations for Fall 2020. This is a lower amount than planned to reflect the reduced availability of certain services and support, including athletics facilities and Lerner.)
Health and Related Services Fee
All full-time and residential students on the Morningside Campus, including students in study abroad programs, shall be charged the Columbia Health and Related Services Fee so that they may be eligible for Columbia-supported health care, counseling, special health programs, and information. Full-Time status is defined as 12 or more points, or students certified as full-time by their departments regardless of the number of points (according to the standard applied to all enrolled in a program.)
Exemption from payment of the Columbia Health and Related Services Fee on the Morningside Campus is permitted only for full-time students enrolled in the Executive MBA Program or Executive MPA Program, degree programs offered in San Francisco through the School of Professional Studies, and students in the MA Program in French Cultural Studies.
$610 per term
(If applicable) Health Insurance
Fall Term: $1,400
Spring/Summer Term: $2,276
Academic Year: $3,676
Visit Columbia Health for information about health insurance premium rates.
(If applicable) Dining
Visit Columbia Dining to find campus dining plan options for first-year Columbia College and Engineering students, as well as upper class, General Studies, and graduate school students.
(If applicable) Housing
Visit University Apartment Housing for information about GS and graduate student housing availability and 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
Foreign national students enrolled at Columbia University, except those students in the American Language Program or students registered through the Center for Undergraduate Global Engagement, will be charged an International Services Charge of $110 each term. This fee supports the University’s services to international students.
$110 per term
(If applicable) Withdrawal Fee
Check with your school for other costs of attendance
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