Tuition & Fees

The number of points a course is worth is listed next to the course title on the course listing pages for fall and spring and for summer. Many of our courses are worth 3 points each, although the precise point total varies.

College Edge is a two-term program. For the part-time option, students must complete a minimum of two courses per term for two consecutive terms. For the full-time option, students must complete a minimum of four courses per term for two consecutive terms.

Housing fees are not included here but will be posted soon.

Tuition and fees are subject to Board of Trustee approval and may change.

1 point $1,898.00
2 points $3,796.00
3 points $6,390.00
4 or more points $1,898.00 per point

Tuition Calculation Example

Student enrolled in 12 points (typically equivalent to 4 courses):
$1,898.00 per point
×           12 points     
$22,776.00

Fees

This listing is intended to summarize possible charges that could be incurred against a student's account. Certain charges depend upon specific circumstances, as noted. Fees that are not billed to the student account, such as course fees or placement test fees, may be required but are not listed here.

The fees listed here are from 2016. Fees for 2017 will be available in the spring. Students should expect a modest increase in some or all of these rates.

Application Fee $80.00
Student Activities Fee $50.00 per term
University Facilities Fee*
Full-time students (Fall & Spring) $480.00 per term
Full-time students (Summer 2017) $444.00 flat rate
Part-time students (Fall & Spring) $250.00 per term
Part-time students (Summer 2017) $226.00 flat rate
Language Resource Center Fee $15.00 per foreign language course
Technology Fee $85.00 per course
Document Fee $105.00 one-time fee for all new students
Withdrawal Fee
Required of any student who drops all courses for which he or she has registered.
$75.00 per term
Late Registration Fees $50.00 during late registration period
$100.00 after late registration period
International Services Charge
Required of all international students.
$70.00 per term
Health Service Fee** $541.00 per term (Fall & Spring)
$246.00 (Summer)
Expanded CUIT Account Fee (optional)
Entitles students to extended CUIT computer lab privileges.
$35.00 per term

Student Medical Insurance

All full-time students must provide proof of insurance or enroll in one of the University plans. This fee is optional for part-time students. Visit Columbia Health for details and rates.


* University Facilities Fee – Students are required to pay a University Facilities Fee depending on their registration. Full-time students are those registered for 12 or more points over a 16-week term. This fee is subject to Board of Trustee approval and may change.

** Health Service Fee – Required of all full-time students; optional for part-time students. Includes clinical services provided on campus as well as integrated off-campus services. See www.health.columbia.edu for details.