- Tuition & Fees
- Admitted Students
Tuition and fees are subject to Board of Trustee approval and may change. The tuition and fees listed are for Summer 2015. Tuition and fees for 2016 will be available in the spring. Students should expect a modest increase in some or all of these rates.
|Columbia Degree Students*||Continuing Columbia Postbaccalaureate Studies and Certification Students*|
|4 or more points||$1,570.00 per point||$1,722.00 per point|
Tuition Calculation Examples
|Columbia Degree Students||Student enrolled in 6 points (typically equivalent to 2 courses):|
6 points X $1,570.00 per point = $9,420.00
|Continuing Columbia Postbaccalaureate Studies and Certification Students||Student enrolled in 6 points (typically equivalent to 2 courses):|
6 points X $1,722.00 per point = $10,332.00
Special Course-Specific Rates
|FILM S0431. Television Writing Intensive (non-credit)**||$6,986.00 per course|
|Arabic Language Courses||$4,710.00 per course|
|Hindi-Urdu Language Courses||$3,140.00 per course|
|Russian Language Courses||4,240.00 per course|
*Some graduate and certification programs publish separate tuition rates for their students. Check your program’s website for more information.
**Not available to international students.
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.
* Student Activities Fee – Some graduate and certificate programs publish separate student activities fees for their students. Check your program's website for more information.
** 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 in all summer sessions. This fee is not assessed to undergraduate students who are charged the Student Life Fee, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences students who are registered for Matriculation and Facilities, American Language Program students, School of Professional Studies Summer Program for High School Students, or students in a course of study away from the University, where applicable. The enrolled students fee applies to individuals enrolled in a Master's program at the School of Professional Studies, the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences, or The Fu Foundation School of Engineering & Applied Science. This fee is subject to Board of Trustee approval and may change.
Health Service Fee
Students who were enrolled in the Health Service Program during the spring term are automatically covered through the last day of summer sessions. All other students may elect to pay the Health Services Fee for summer coverage. For more information about the Health Service Program, please visit www.health.columbia.edu.
Special Regulations for the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
GSAS students with questions about summer Residence Unit credit should contact: Sandra Peters, GSAS Office of Financial Aid, firstname.lastname@example.org or 212-854-6725.
Graduate Students in Ph.D. Programs
Doctoral students registered in GSAS may not earn Residence Unit credit during the summer. GSAS offers the Summer Tuition Credit to incoming and continuing Ph.D. students. Doctoral students in Arts and Sciences programs who have been awarded departmental fellowships for the fall term may receive a tuition fellowship to cover courses taken during the Summer Session immediately prior. Please note that this is a tuition credit only; students are responsible for all fees charged during the Summer Session. Doctoral students may register for a maximum of 8 points during the Summer Session. Please see the GSAS website for information regarding eligibility requirements and application procedures.
Graduate Students in M.A. Programs
Students who have been admitted to the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences to pursue an M.A. degree only *, and who (with the approval of their departments) are taking summer courses that satisfy M.A. degree requirements, will be charged a Quarter or Half Residence Unit or Extended Residence during the Summer Term.
* Students in the following M.A. programs are charged tuition by the credit point and do not register for Residence Units:
American Studies, East Asian Studies, Human Rights Studies, Islamic Studies, Jewish Studies, Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Modern European Studies, South Asian Studies.