Undergraduate

Display Title: 
Undergraduate
Year: 
2020-2021
Tuition: 
$30,049

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

 

ITEMAMOUNT

Tuition

Students who are full time (12 points or more) in Fall and Spring will not have additional tuition charges for Summer (other applicable term fees apply). Full-time students may take a total of forty points over the Fall, Spring and Summer terms.
 
Students are expected to be full time in Fall and Spring unless approved by their academic advisor.

$30,049 flat rate for Fall and Spring term

Student Life Fee

All undergraduate students registered in Columbia College shall be charged a Student Life Fee. This fee combines the Student Activity Fee, Career Education Fee, House System Fee, Printing Fee (On-Campus students only), 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. Except for postgraduate special students, students registered at Reid Hall, or in another course of study away from the University, the Student Life Fee shall be charged, per term, as follows:

- On-Campus students registered in Columbia College (Fall Term): $654

- Remote students registered in Columbia College (Fall Term): $501

- Students registered in Columbia College (Spring): $908

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(If applicable) Tuition Rate - Music Instruction, Teachers College

Columbia College students shall be charged the Teachers College per point rate of $1,768 in addition to the regular rate for any course at Teachers College designated by Columbia College as music instruction.

$1,768 per point

(If applicable) Tuition Rate - Barnard College-Columbia College-Juilliard College Exchange Program

Students who are admitted to the Barnard College-Columbia College-Juilliard College Exchange Program shall be charged tuition of $7,450 per year ($3,725 per term). This cross-registration program allows fully enrolled Barnard or Columbia College students to take private lessons at Juilliard with a faculty member.

$3,725 per term / $7,450 per year

(If applicable) Tuition Rate - Exchange Scholars

Columbia College students who are Exchange Scholars shall be registered in the Student Information System under a special billing program code (CCNDGS) which carries the health service fee, medical insurance fee, student life aggregate fee and ISSO fee (if international) and carries no tuition, orientation fee, and document fee charges.

n/a

(If applicable) Orientation Fee

All newly matriculated, undergraduate students in Columbia College or Columbia Engineering shall be charged a one-time, non-refundable Orientation Fee of $485.00 in the first term of registration.

$485 one time

(If applicable) 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. Waivers from enrollment in the Student Health Insurance Plan may be granted in limited circumstances.

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).

For part-time, domestic students, enrollment in the Columbia Student Health Insurance Plan is optional.

Visit the Columbia Health website to read more about the due dates, process, waiver criteria, and documentation.

$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.

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(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. 

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(If applicable) Housing

Visit Columbia Housing to find rates for campus residence halls for first-year and upper class undergraduate residents.

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(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.

$50

(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.

$20

(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.

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(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.

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(If applicable) International Services Charge

All 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

$75

 

 

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