Dates & Prices

All programs require a $150 non-refundable application fee for the online application. Full-time programs also require a $350 non-refundable tuition deposit. 

All prices are subject to approval by the trustees of Columbia University.

Fall 2017 Intensive Program (full term)

All dates and prices subject to change and approval of the Columbia Board of Trustees.

Application Deadline August 6
Course Dates September 5 – December 8
Mandatory Orientation & Registration September 5
Tuition $11,064
Activity Fee $50
Instructional Support Fee $90
ALP Students Services Fee $60
Technology Fee $35
Health Services Fee* $541
Medical Insurance* $1,139
Housing** $4,747
Textbooks** $150
Living Expenses** $8,626
Total*** $21,755

* Rates are subject to change. Health Insurance: All ALP students studying for eight weeks or more are required to have Columbia Medical Insurance and pay the Columbia Health and Related Services Fee. This includes: Fall and spring intensive; Summer A+B, B+C, A+C, A+B+C, Advanced Academic Preparation, and part-time classes. Students studying fewer than 8 weeks do not need to have Columbia Medical Insurance or pay the Columbia Health Fee. This includes: Winter Institute, Summer A only, B only or C only, EPP courses. It is not possible to waive (= not pay) the insurance charge and health fee. Fall 2017 Health Insurance cost starting at $1,139. Fall 2017 Health & Related Services Fee: $541. Visit Columbia Health for details
** Textbook and living expenses are estimates. Living expenses include food, transportation, incidental expenses, and Housing. Housing cost shown is the actual cost for students in Columbia University Housing.
*** Total required amount on the financial document for I-20 for Fall program.

Academic Writing for International Students (part-time)

Application Deadline August 6
Class Days & Hours Mon/Tues/Thurs 9:10 a.m. – 11:25 a.m.
Course Dates September 5 – December 11
OR
Class Days & Hours Mon/Wed/Thurs 6:10 p.m. – 8:25 p.m.
Course Dates September 6 – December 11
Tuition $5,532
Activity Fee $50
Instructional Support Fee $45
Technology Fee $35
Textbooks* $60

* Estimated amount
This course is only offered to ALP levels 7 through 9

Listening & Speaking for International Students (part-time)

Application Deadline August 6
Class Days & Hours Wed/Fri 9:10 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Course Dates September 6 – December 8
OR
Class Days & Hours Mon/Wed 6:10 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Course Dates September 6 – December 11
Tuition $2,766
Activity Fee $50
Instructional Support Fee $30
Technology Fee $35
Textbooks* $60

* Estimated amount
This course is only offered to ALP levels 6 through 9

Pronunciation (part-time)

Application Deadline August 6
Class Days & Hours Tues/Thurs 6:10 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Course Dates September 5 – December 7
Tuition $2,766
Activity Fee $50
Instructional Support Fee $30
Technology Fee $35
Textbooks* $60

* Estimated amount
This course is only offered to ALP levels 6 through 10

Advanced Academic Writing for General Studies Students (Z1007)

Application Deadline August 6
Class Days & Hours Tues/Thurs 9:10 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Course Dates September 5 – December 8
OR
Class Days & Hours Mon/Wed 6:10 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Course Dates September 6 – December 11
Tuition GS Rate
Instructional Support Fee $30
Technology Fee $35
Textbooks $80
NOTE

The tuition and fees quoted are for ALP registrants only. Those students registering through other divisions of Columbia will pay at the per-point rate of their home schools.

Living expenses are omitted from non-residential programs

Winter 2018

The Winter Institute meets for 51 hours over two weeks. In 2018, the schedule varies each week because of a University Holiday on January 2.

ALP Winter Institute begins on Wednesday, January 3. Because of the holiday, there will also be a full day of class on Saturday, January 6.

Application Deadline December 10
Course Dates January 3 – January 12
Mandatory Orientation & Registration
Tuition $2,766
Activity Fee $30
Instructional Support Fee $150
ALP Students Services Fee $15
Technology Fee $35
Health Services Fee Not Available
Medical Insurance Not Available
Housing* $564
Textbooks* $150
Living Expenses* $1,327
Total** $4,473

* Textbook and living expenses are estimates. Living expenses include food, transportation, incidental expenses, and Housing. Housing cost shown is the actual cost for students in Columbia University Housing.
** Total required amount on the financial document for I-20 for Winter course.
Rates are subject to change.

Spring 2018

Application Deadline December 10
Course Dates January 16 – April 27
Mandatory Orientation & Registration January 16
Tuition $11,064
Activity Fee $50
Instructional Support Fee $90
ALP Students Services Fee $45
Technology Fee $35
Health Services Fee* $541
Medical Insurance* $1,852
Housing** $4,935
Textbooks** $150
Living Expenses** $9,290
Total*** $23,117

* Rates are subject to change. Health Insurance: All ALP students studying for eight weeks or more are required to have Columbia Medical Insurance and pay the Columbia Health and Related Services Fee. This includes: Fall and spring intensive; Summer A+B, B+C, A+C, A+B+C, Advanced Academic Preparation, and part-time classes. Students studying fewer than 8 weeks do not need to have Columbia Medical Insurance or pay the Columbia Health Fee. This includes: Winter Institute, Summer A only, B only or C only, EPP courses. It is not possible to waive (= not pay) the insurance charge and health fee. Spring 2018 Health Insurance cost starting at $1,852. Spring 2018 Health & Related Services Fee: $541. Visit Columbia Health for details.
** Textbook and living expenses are estimates. Living expenses include food, transportation, incidental expenses, and Housing. Housing cost shown is actual cost for students in Columbia University Housing.
*** Total required amount on the financial document for I-20 for Spring program.

Academic Writing for International Students (part-time)

Class Days & Hours Mon/Tues/Thurs 9:10 a.m. – 11:25 a.m.
Course Dates January 16 – April 30
OR
Class Days & Hours Mon/Wed/Thurs 6:10 p.m. – 8:25 p.m.
Course Dates January 17 – April 30
Tuition $5,532
Activity Fee $50
Instructional Support Fee $45
Technology Fee $35
Textbooks* $60
Health Insurance & Fee** $1,680

* Estimated amount
** Health Insurance: All ALP students studying for eight weeks or more are required to have Columbia Medical Insurance and pay the Columbia Health and Related Services Fee. 
This course is only offered to ALP levels 7 through 9

Listening & Speaking for International Students

Class Days & Hours Wed/Fri 9:10 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Course Dates January 17 – April 30
OR
Class Days & Hours Mon/Wed 6:10 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Course Dates January 17 – April 30
Tuition $2,766
Activity Fee $50
Instructional Support Fee $30
Technology Fee $35
Textbooks* $60
Health Insurance & Fee** $1,680

* Estimated amount
** Health Insurance: All ALP students studying for eight weeks or more are required to have Columbia Medical Insurance and pay the Columbia Health and Related Services Fee.
This course is only offered to ALP levels 6 through 9

Pronunciation

Class Days & Hours Tues/Thurs 6:10 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Course Dates January 16 – April 26
Tuition $2,766
Activity Fee $50
Instructional Support Fee $30
Technology Fee $35
Textbooks* $60
Health Insurance & Fee** $1,680

* Estimated amount
** Health Insurance: All ALP students studying for eight weeks or more are required to have Columbia Medical Insurance and pay the Columbia Health and Related Services Fee.
This course is only offered to ALP levels 6 through 10

Advanced Academic Writing for General Studies Students (Z1007)

Class Days & Hours Tues/Thurs 9:10 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Course Dates January 17 – April 27
OR
Class Days & Hours Mon/Wed 6:10 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Course Dates January 18 – May 1
Tuition GS Rate
Activity Fee $30
Instructional Support Fee $30
Technology Fee $35
Textbooks $80
NOTE

The tuition and fees quoted are for ALP registrants only. Those students registering through other divisions of Columbia will pay at the per-point rate of their home schools.

Living expenses are omitted from non-residential programs

Intensive Program (Summer A)

Rates shown are from 2017 and subject to change and approval of the Columbia Board of Trustees.

Application Deadline April 22
Course Dates May 21 – June 15
Tuition $3,688
Activity Fee $50
Instructional Support Fee $30
ALP Students Services Fee $20
Technology Fee $35
Housing** Starting at $1,316
Textbooks** $150
Living Expenses** $2,654
Total*** $6,627

Health Insurance: International students (non-US citizens /non-permanent residents) studying 8 weeks or more in the ALP (= Fall, Spring, Summer A+B+C, Summer A+B, Summer B+C, Advanced Academic Prep) MUST buy University health insurance. It is only possible to waive (= not buy) the insurance if you have an equal plan from a U.S. health insurance company. Visit Columbia Health for details and prices. Health and Related Services Fee: International students (non-US citizens /non-permanent residents) studying 8 weeks or more in the ALP MUST pay the Health and Related Services Fee. Students studying less than 8-weeks at the ALP do not have to pay the Health Services Fee (= Summer A, B, C, EPP, Winter Institute).
** Textbook and living expenses are estimates. Living expenses include food, transportation, incidental expenses, and Housing. Housing cost shown is the actual cost for students in Columbia University Housing.
*** Total required amount on the financial document for I-20 for Summer A.

Intensive Program (Summer B)

Application Deadline May 20
Course Dates June 18 – July 13
Tuition $3,688
Activity Fee $50
Instructional Support Fee $30
ALP Students Services Fee $20
Technology Fee $35
Housing** Starting at $1,316
Textbooks** $150
Living Expenses** $2,654
Total*** $6,627

* Health Insurance: International students (non-US citizens /non-permanent residents) studying 8 weeks or more in the ALP (= Fall, Spring, Summer A+B+C, Summer A+B, Summer B+C, Advanced Academic Prep) MUST buy University health insurance. It is only possible to waive (= not buy) the insurance if you have an equal plan from a U.S. health insurance company. Visit Columbia Health for details and prices. Health and Related Services Fee: International students (non-US citizens /non-permanent residents) studying 8 weeks or more in the ALP MUST pay the Health and Related Services Fee. Students studying less than 8-weeks at the ALP do not have to pay the Health Services Fee (= Summer A, B, C, EPP, Winter Institute).
**Textbook and living expenses are estimates. Living expenses include food, transportation, incidental expenses, and Housing. Housing cost shown is the actual cost for students in Columbia University Housing.
*** Total required amount on the financial document for I-20 for Summer B.

Intensive Program (Summer C)

Application Deadline June 17
Course Dates July 16 – August 10
Tuition $3,688
Activity Fee $50
Instructional Support Fee $30
ALP Students Services Fee $20
Technology Fee $35
Housing** Starting at $1,316
Textbooks** $150
Living Expenses** $2,654
Total*** $6,627

Health Insurance: International students (non-US citizens /non-permanent residents) studying 8 weeks or more in the ALP (= Fall, Spring, Summer A+B+C, Summer A+B, Summer B+C, Advanced Academic Prep) MUST buy University health insurance. It is only possible to waive (= not buy) the insurance if you have an equal plan from a U.S. health insurance company. Visit Columbia Health for details and prices. Health and Related Services Fee: International students (non-US citizens /non-permanent residents) studying 8 weeks or more in the ALP MUST pay the Health and Related Services Fee. Students studying less than 8-weeks at the ALP do not have to pay the Health Services Fee (= Summer A, B, C, EPP, Winter Institute).
**Textbook and living expenses are estimates. Living expenses include food, transportation, incidental expenses, and Housing. Housing cost shown is the actual cost for students in Columbia University Housing.
*** Total required amount on the financial document for I-20 for Summer C.

Intensive Program (Summer A & B & C)

Application Deadline April 22
Course Dates May 21 – August 10
Tuition $11,064
Activity Fee $50
Instructional Support Fee $90
ALP Students Services Fee $60
Technology Fee $35
Health Services Fee* $246
Medical Insurance* Starting at $725
Housing** Starting at $3,948
Textbooks $150
Living Expenses** $7,962
Total*** $20,382

* Health Insurance: International students (non-US citizens /non-permanent residents) studying 8 weeks or more in the ALP (= Fall, Spring, Summer A+B+C, Summer A+B, Summer B+C, Advanced Academic Prep) MUST buy University health insurance. It is only possible to waive (= not buy) the insurance if you have an equal plan from a U.S. health insurance company. Visit Columbia Health for details and prices. Health and Related Services Fee: International students (non-US citizens /non-permanent residents) studying 8 weeks or more in the ALP MUST pay the Health and Related Services Fee. Students studying less than 8-weeks at the ALP do not have to pay the Health Services Fee (= Summer A, B, C, EPP, Winter Institute).
** Textbook and living expenses are estimates. Living expenses include food, transportation, incidental expenses, and Housing. Housing cost shown is the actual cost for students in Columbia University Housing.
*** Total required amount on the financial document for I-20 for Summer A+B+C.

Summer Sessions Note: Students can study for one session (A, or B, or C), two sessions (A+B, or B+C), or all three sessions (A+B+C). In each session (A, B, C) students will study different material and topics, and will usually have different instructors. Students will not repeat material in each session. Students who choose A+B+C will be in classes with students studying one session (A, or B, or C), or two sessions (A+B, B+C). A+B+C is not a separate course. 

Advanced Academic Preparation

Application Deadline May 20
Course Dates June 18 – August 10
Tuition $7,376
Activity Fee $50
Instructional Support Fee $60
ALP Students Services Fee $40
Technology Fee $35
Health Services Fee* $246
Medical Insurance* Starting at $725
Housing** Starting at $2,632
Textbooks** $150
Living Expenses** $5,308
Total*** $13,990

* Health Insurance: International students (non-US citizens /non-permanent residents) studying 8 weeks or more in the ALP (= Fall, Spring, Summer A+B+C, Summer A+B, Summer B+C, Advanced Academic Prep) MUST buy University health insurance. It is only possible to waive (= not buy) the insurance if you have an equal plan from a U.S. health insurance company. Visit Columbia Health for details and prices. Health and Related Services Fee: International students (non-US citizens /non-permanent residents) studying 8 weeks or more in the ALP MUST pay the Health and Related Services Fee. Students studying less than 8-weeks at the ALP do not have to pay the Health Services Fee (= Summer A, B, C, EPP, Winter Institute).
**Textbook and living expenses are estimates. Living expenses include food, transportation, incidental expenses, and Housing. Housing cost shown is the actual cost for students in Columbia University Housing. AAP students who want ALP housing can apply for shared rooms at Carlton Arms, or for single or shared rooms through Columbia University Housing on the ALP website. Note: Please choose sessions "B and C" on the housing application (June 19 – August 11). 
*** Total required amount on the financial document for I-20 for Advanced Academic Preparation.

English for Professional Purposes: Business

Application Deadline June 24
Course Dates July 23 – August 10
Tuition $4,610
Activity Fee $50
Instructional Support Fee $60
ALP Students Services Fee $20
Technology Fee $35
Housing** $1,288
Textbooks $150
Living Expenses** $2,654
Total*** $7,579

* Health Insurance: International students (non-US citizens /non-permanent residents) studying 8 weeks or more in the ALP (= Fall, Spring, Summer A+B+C, Summer A+B, Summer B+C, Advanced Academic Prep) MUST buy University health insurance. It is only possible to waive (= not buy) the insurance if you have an equal plan from a U.S. health insurance company. Visit Columbia Health for details and prices. Health and Related Services Fee: International students (non-US citizens /non-permanent residents) studying 8 weeks or more in the ALP MUST pay the Health and Related Services Fee. Students studying less than 8-weeks at the ALP do not have to pay the Health Services Fee (= Summer A, B, C, EPP, Winter Institute).
** Textbook and living expenses are estimates. Living expenses include food, transportation, incidental expenses, and Housing. Housing cost shown is the actual cost for students in Columbia University Housing. ALP does not provide Housing for EPP: Business students. This information is given for financial planning purposes.
***Total required amount on the financial document for I-20 for EPP: Business.

English for Professional Purposes: Strategic Communication

Application Deadline June 10
Course Dates July 9 – August 17
Tuition $5,532
Activity Fee $50
Instructional Support Fee $90
ALP Students Services Fee $20
Technology Fee $35
Housing*** $1,932
Textbooks*** $150
Living Expenses*** $3,982
Total**** $9,859

* Arrival in NYC required on July 15 for registration.
** Health Insurance: International students (non-US citizens /non-permanent residents) studying 8 weeks or more in the ALP (= Fall, Spring, Summer A+B+C, Summer A+B, Summer B+C, Advanced Academic Prep) MUST buy University health insurance. It is only possible to waive (= not buy) the insurance if you have an equal plan from a U.S. health insurance company. Visit Columbia Health for details and prices. Health and Related Services Fee: International students (non-US citizens /non-permanent residents) studying 8 weeks or more in the ALP MUST pay the Health and Related Services Fee. Students studying less than 8-weeks at the ALP do not have to pay the Health Services Fee (= Summer A, B, C, EPP, Winter Institute).
*** Textbook and living expenses are estimates. Living expenses include food, transportation, incidental expenses, and Housing. Housing cost shown is actual cost for students in Columbia University Housing. ALP does not provide Housing for EPP: Law students. This information is given for financial planning purposes. EPP: Law students who want Columbia Housing during the EPP: Law course should coordinate with their home school and the Housing office for early check-in.
**** Total required amount on the financial document for I-20 for EPP: Law.
Open to incoming Columbia University Law School students only.

Advanced Academic English for Graduate Students

Application Deadline June 10
Course Dates July 9 – August 17
Tuition $5,532
Activity Fee $50
Instructional Support Fee $90
ALP Students Services Fee $20
Technology Fee $35
Housing*** $1,932
Textbooks*** $150
Living Expenses*** $3,982
Total**** $9,859

** Health Insurance: International students (non-US citizens /non-permanent residents) studying 8 weeks or more in the ALP (= Fall, Spring, Summer A+B+C, Summer A+B, Summer B+C, Advanced Academic Prep) MUST buy University health insurance. It is only possible to waive (= not buy) the insurance if you have an equal plan from a U.S. health insurance company. Visit Columbia Health for details and prices. Health and Related Services Fee: International students (non-US citizens /non-permanent residents) studying 8 weeks or more in the ALP MUST pay the Health and Related Services Fee. Students studying less than 8-weeks at the ALP do not have to pay the Health Services Fee (= Summer A, B, C, EPP, Winter Institute).
*** Textbook and living expenses are estimates. Living expenses include food, transportation, incidental expenses, and Housing. Housing cost shown is actual cost for students in Columbia University Housing. ALP does not provide Housing for EPP: Law students. This information is given for financial planning purposes. EPP: Law students who want Columbia Housing during the EPP: Law course should coordinate with their home school and the Housing office for early check-in.
**** Total required amount on the financial document for I-20 for EPP: Law.
Open to incoming Columbia University Law School students only.

English for Professional Purposes: Law

Application Deadline June 17
Course Dates July 16 – August 10*
Tuition $4,812
Activity Fee $50
Instructional Support Fee $90
ALP Students Services Fee $20
Technology Fee $35
Housing*** $1,288
Textbooks*** $150
Living Expenses*** $2,654
Total**** $7,811

* Arrival in NYC required on July 15 for registration.
** Health Insurance: International students (non-US citizens /non-permanent residents) studying 8 weeks or more in the ALP (= Fall, Spring, Summer A+B+C, Summer A+B, Summer B+C, Advanced Academic Prep) MUST buy University health insurance. It is only possible to waive (= not buy) the insurance if you have an equal plan from a U.S. health insurance company. Visit Columbia Health for details and prices. Health and Related Services Fee: International students (non-US citizens /non-permanent residents) studying 8 weeks or more in the ALP MUST pay the Health and Related Services Fee. Students studying less than 8-weeks at the ALP do not have to pay the Health Services Fee (= Summer A, B, C, EPP, Winter Institute).
*** Textbook and living expenses are estimates. Living expenses include food, transportation, incidental expenses, and Housing. Housing cost shown is actual cost for students in Columbia University Housing. ALP does not provide Housing for EPP: Law students. This information is given for financial planning purposes. EPP: Law students who want Columbia Housing during the EPP: Law course should coordinate with their home school and the Housing office for early check-in.
**** Total required amount on the financial document for I-20 for EPP: Law.
Open to incoming Columbia University Law School students only.

English for Professional Purposes: International and Public Affairs (SIPA)

Application Deadline June 24
Course Dates July 23 – August 17
Tuition $4,812
Activity Fee $50
Instructional Support Fee $90
ALP Students Services Fee $20
Technology Fee $35
Housing** $1,288
Textbooks** $150
Living Expenses** $2,654
Total*** $7,811

Health Insurance: International students (non-US citizens /non-permanent residents) studying 8 weeks or more in the ALP (= Fall, Spring, Summer A+B+C, Summer A+B, Summer B+C, Advanced Academic Prep) MUST buy University health insurance. It is only possible to waive (= not buy) the insurance if you have an equal plan from a U.S. health insurance company. Visit Columbia Health for details and prices. Health and Related Services Fee: International students (non-US citizens /non-permanent residents) studying 8 weeks or more in the ALP MUST pay the Health and Related Services Fee. Students studying less than 8-weeks at the ALP do not have to pay the Health Services Fee (= Summer A, B, C, EPP, Winter Institute).
** Textbook and living expenses are estimates. Living expenses include food, transportation, incidental expenses, and Housing. Housing cost shown is actual cost for students in Columbia University Housing. ALP does not provide Housing for EPP: SIPA students. This information is given for financial planning purposes. EPP: SIPA students who want Columbia Housing during the EPP: SIPA course should coordinate with their home school and the Housing office for early check-in.
*** Total required amount on the financial document for I-20 for EPP: SIPA.
Open to incoming Columbia University SIPA students only.

English for Professional Purposes: Social Work

Application Deadline June 3
Course Dates July 2 – August 10
Tuition $7,218
Activity Fee $50
Instructional Support Fee $90
ALP Students Services Fee $20
Technology Fee $35
Housing** $1,932
Textbooks** $150
Living Expenses** $3,982
Total*** $11,545

Health Insurance: International students (non-US citizens /non-permanent residents) studying 8 weeks or more in the ALP (= Fall, Spring, Summer A+B+C, Summer A+B, Summer B+C, Advanced Academic Prep) MUST buy University health insurance. It is only possible to waive (= not buy) the insurance if you have an equal plan from a U.S. health insurance company. Visit Columbia Health for details and prices. Health and Related Services Fee: International students (non-US citizens /non-permanent residents) studying 8 weeks or more in the ALP MUST pay the Health and Related Services Fee. Students studying less than 8-weeks at the ALP do not have to pay the Health Services Fee (= Summer A, B, C, EPP, Winter Institute).
** Textbook and living expenses are estimates. Living expenses include food, transportation, incidental expenses, and Housing. Housing cost shown is actual cost for students in Columbia University Housing. ALP does not provide Housing for EPP: Social Work students. This information is given for financial planning purposes. EPP: Social Work students who want Columbia Housing during the EPP: Social Work course should coordinate with their home school and the Housing office for early check-in.
** Total required amount on the financial document for I-20 for the EPP: Social Work course.
Open to incoming Columbia University School of Social Work students only.

NOTE

The tuition and fees quoted are for ALP registrants only. Those students registering through other divisions of Columbia will pay at the per-point rate of their home schools.

Living expenses are omitted from non-residential programs

Please note: Sessions A and B and C meet for 18 hours per week.