Fall/Spring Tuition & Fees

For Undergraduate and Graduate Visiting Students

Summer Session tuition is listed by student category on the Summer Sessions website.

The number of points a course is worth is listed next to the course title on the course listings or in the course details in the Directory of Classes. Many of our courses are worth 3 points each, although the precise point total varies.

Individual Courses Fall 2018 and Spring 2019  
1 point $1,992.00
2 points $3,984.00
3 points $6,710.00
4 or more points $1,922.00 per point
Individual Courses Fall 2019 and Spring 2020  
1 point $2,052.00
2 points $4,104.00
3 points $6,912.00
4 or more points $2,052.00 per point

Tuition Calculation Example – Individual Courses

Student enrolled in 12 points (typically equivalent to 4 courses):
$2,052.00 per point
×           12 points     


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.

Application Fee $80.00
Student Activities Fee $325.00 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 $35.00 per term
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 2017)
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.