Tuition & Fees


Program Fee$10,820.00

Includes tuition, housing, program-related excursions, and all meals.

Nonrefundable Application Fee$80.00

Recommended Spending Money$900.00

Students are expected to cover expenses such as laundry, personal items, and admissions fees for optional recreational activities.

Deposit & Balance Due

In order to secure a place in the program, a $1,000.00 nonrefundable deposit, credited toward tuition, is due upon notification of acceptance to the program. A bill for the balance due will be issued to the student's Columbia University email address in late June/early July (Session II).

Financial Aid

We at the Programs for High School Students at Columbia University are committed to ensuring that the cost of your education doesn’t stand in the way of your goals.

For 2017, we have been allocated financial aid funding for all Programs for High School Students, primarily in the form of need-based scholarships. Individuals who qualify based on required eligibility and financial documentation will be directed to apply for a scholarship following their admission. These individuals will be reviewed on a first-admitted, first-considered basis. In addition, a small number of merit-based funding opportunities will be available.

Prices are subject to Board of Trustee approval and may change.