Tuition and Fees

Program Cost

$5,600.00 Total

See cost breakdown

Course Tuition$5,440.00

Technology Fee$160.00

Application Fee

Students are required to pay a nonrefundable $80.00 application fee.

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.

Financial Aid

Financial aid funding is no longer available for summer 2017. All funds have been exhausted.

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.

Scholarship awards may be subject to income tax. If awarded aid, please consult with the IRS or your tax advisor to determine the taxability of your scholarship and how such amounts may affect the amount for your education tax credit or deduction. Award recipients will receive a form 1098-T which will include a tuition statement, including any scholarships received from the University. For additional information on these issues, please reference IRS Notice 97-60: Consumer Guidance on Education Tax incentives and IRS Publication 970: Tax Benefits for Higher Education. These documents, as well as copies of IRS Forms 8863 and 8917, can be obtained at the IRS web site,, or by calling the IRS 1-800-829-1040. Forms 8863 and 8917 are also available at