Dates & Prices

All programs require a $150 non-refundable application fee for the online application. Full-time programs also require a $350 non-refundable tuition deposit. 

All prices are subject to approval by the trustees of Columbia University.

Fall 2018 Intensive Program (full term)

All dates and prices subject to change and approval of the Columbia Board of Trustees.

Application Deadline August 5
Course Dates September 4 – December 7
Mandatory Orientation & Registration September 4
Tuition $11,064
Medical $1,680
Activity Fee $50
Instructional Support Fee $90
ALP Students Services Fee $60
Technology Fee $35
Housing $4,949
Living Expenses $7,962
Textbooks $150
Total $21,755

The SPS Activity Fee is a once per term $50 charge for ALP registrants only. It covers School of Professional Studies (SPS) expenses relating to orientation, handbooks and events.
The Instructional Support Fee is a course-related charge: $30 (3-point part-time); $45 (6-point part-time); $90 (full-time); $150 (Winter). It covers extra class materials and expenses such as playbooks, novels, newspapers, photocopying, theater tickets, museum or event entry.
The ALP Student Services Fee is a once per term $60 charge. It applies to full-time ALP registrants only. It covers internal I-20 processing fees and other SEVIS transactions.
The Technology Fee is a once per term $35 SPS-related charge. It covers SPS technology expenses, including access to online course management software, Canvas, and tools used to develop online course content.
Health: Medical Insurance: All ALP students studying for eight weeks or more are required to have Columbia Medical Insurance (or petition successfully for a waiver) and pay the Columbia Health and Related Services Fee. Fall Health Insurance cost starting at $1,139. Fall Health and Related Services Fee: $541. Visit Columbia Health for details.
Living Expenses include food, transportation, incidental expenses, and HousingHousing cost shown is the actual cost for students in Columbia University Housing. ALP students are NOT required to live in Columbia Housing. Students are not billed for "Living Expenses" by ALP/Columbia, except for Housing if students live in ALP/Columbia Housing.
Textbook cost is estimated. Teachers assign textbooks to students when classes begin.
Total required amount on the financial document for I-20 for Fall Intensive program.

Academic Writing for International Students (part-time)

Application Deadline August 5
Class Days & Hours Mon/Tues/Thurs 9:10 a.m. – 11:25 a.m.
Course Dates September 4 – December 10
OR
Class Days & Hours Mon/Wed/Thurs 6:10 p.m. – 8:25 p.m.
Course Dates September 5 – December 10
Tuition $5,532
Medical $1,680
Activity Fee $50
Instructional Support Fee $45
Technology Fee $35
Textbooks $50
Total $7,402

Important note: All part-time students studying in Fall and Spring are required to have Columbia Health Insurance and pay the Health and Related Services Fee (or petition successfully for a waiver). See below for details.
This course is only offered to ALP levels 7 through 9
Read course description here

Listening & Speaking for International Students (part-time)

Application Deadline August 5
Class Days & Hours Wed/Fri 9:10 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Course Dates September 5 – December 7
OR
Class Days & Hours Mon/Wed 6:10 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Course Dates September 5 – December 10
Tuition $2,766
Medical $1,680
Activity Fee $50
Instructional Support Fee $30
Technology Fee $35
Textbooks $60
Total $4,621

Important note: All part-time students studying in Fall and Spring are required to have Columbia Health Insurance and pay the Health and Related Services Fee (or petition successfully for a waiver). See below for details.
This course is only offered to ALP levels 6 through 9
Read course description here

Pronunciation (part-time)

Application Deadline August 5
Class Days & Hours Tues/Thurs 6:10 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Course Dates September 4 – December 6
Tuition $2,766
Medical $2,393
Activity Fee $50
Instructional Support Fee $30
Technology Fee $35
Textbooks $60
Total $5,334

Important note: All part-time students studying in Fall and Spring are required to have Columbia Health Insurance and pay the Health and Related Services Fee (or petition successfully for a waiver). See below for details.
This course is only offered to ALP levels 6 through 10
Read course description here

Advanced Academic Writing for General Studies Students (Z1007)

Application Deadline August 5
Class Days & Hours Tues/Thurs 9:10 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Course Dates September 4 – December 7
OR
Class Days & Hours Mon/Wed 6:10 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Course Dates September 5 – December 10
Tuition GS Rate
Instructional Support Fee $30
Technology Fee $35
Textbooks $80
EXPLANATION OF PART-TIME PROGRAM FEES

The tuition and fees quoted are for ALP registrants only. Those students registering through other divisions of Columbia will pay at the per-point rate of their home schools. 
Health: Medical Insurance: All part-time students studying in Fall and Spring are required to have Columbia Health Insurance and pay the Health and Related Services Fee. A waiver may be possible, but is rare. The Columbia Health website has information about waiver requests. Fall Health Insurance cost starting at $1,139. Fall Health and Related Services Fee: $541. Visit Columbia Health for details.  
The SPS Activity Fee is a once per term $50 charge for ALP registrants only. It covers School of Professional Studies (SPS) expenses relating to orientation, handbooks and events.
The Instructional Support Fee is a course-related charge: $30 (3-point part-time); $45 (6-point part-time); $90 (full-time); $150 (Winter). It covers extra class materials and expenses such as playbooks, novels, newspapers, photocopying, theater tickets, museum or event entry.
The Technology Fee is a once per term $35 SPS-related charge. It covers SPS technology expenses, including access to online course management software, Canvas, and tools used to develop online course content.
Textbooks: Students can expect to spend $60 per session on textbooks. Teachers assign textbooks to students when classes begin.
 

Spring 2019

Application Deadline December 9
Course Dates January 22 – May 3
Mandatory Orientation & Registration January 22
Tuition $11,064
Activity Fee $50
Instructional Support Fee $90
ALP Students Services Fee $60
Technology Fee $35
Medical $2,393
Housing $4,935
Textbooks $150
Living Expenses $9,290
Total $23,132

The SPS Activity Fee is a once per term $50 charge for ALP registrants only. It covers School of Professional Studies (SPS) expenses relating to orientation, handbooks and events.
The Instructional Support Fee is a course-related charge: $30 (3-point part-time); $45 (6-point part-time); $90 (full-time); $150 (Winter). It covers extra class materials and expenses such as playbooks, novels, newspapers, photocopying, theater tickets, museum or event entry.
The ALP Student Services Fee is a once per term $60 charge. It applies to full-time ALP registrants only. It covers internal I-20 processing fees and other SEVIS transactions.
The Technology Fee is a once per term $35 SPS-related charge. It covers SPS technology expenses, including access to online course management software, Canvas, and tools used to develop online course content.
Health: Medical Insurance: All ALP students studying for eight weeks or more are required to have Columbia Medical Insurance (or petition successfully for a waiver) and pay the Columbia Health and Related Services Fee. Spring Health Insurance cost starting at $1,852. Spring Health and Related Services Fee: $541. Visit Columbia Health for details.
Living Expenses include food, transportation, incidental expenses, and HousingHousing cost shown is the actual cost for students in Columbia University Housing. Students are not billed for "Living Expenses" by ALP/Columbia, except for Housing if students live in ALP/Columbia Housing.  Textbook cost is estimated. Teachers assign textbooks to students when classes begin. 
Textbook cost is estimated. Teachers assign textbooks to students when classes begin.
Total required amount on the financial document for I-20 for Fall Intensive program.

Academic Writing for International Students (part-time)

Application Deadline

Class Days & Hours

December 9

Mon/Tues/Thurs 9:10 a.m. – 11:25 a.m.

Course Dates January 22 – May 6
OR
Class Days & Hours Mon/Wed/Thurs 6:10 p.m. – 8:25 p.m.
Course Dates January 23 – May 6
Tuition $5,532
Medical $2,393
Activity Fee $50
Instructional Support Fee $45
Technology Fee $35
Textbooks $60
Total $8,115

Important note: All part-time students studying in Fall and Spring are required to have Columbia Health Insurance and pay the Health and Related Services Fee (or petition successfully for a waiver). See below for details.
This course is only offered to ALP levels 7 through 9
Read course description here

Listening & Speaking for International Students

Application Deadline

Class Days & Hours

December 9

Wed/Fri 9:10 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Course Dates January 23 – May 3
OR
Class Days & Hours Mon/Wed 6:10 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Course Dates January 23 – May 6
Tuition $2,766
Medical $2,393
Activity Fee $50
Instructional Support Fee $30
Technology Fee $35
Textbooks $60
Total $5,334

Important note: All part-time students studying in Fall and Spring are required to have Columbia Health Insurance and pay the Health and Related Services Fee (or petition successfully for a waiver). See below for details.
This course is only offered to ALP levels 6 through 9
Read course description here

Pronunciation

Application Deadline

Class Days & Hours

December 9

Tues/Thurs 6:10 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Course Dates January 22 – May 2
Tuition $2,766
Medical $2,393
Activity Fee $50
Instructional Support Fee $30
Technology Fee $35
Textbooks $60
Total $5,334

Important note: All part-time students studying in Fall and Spring are required to have Columbia Health Insurance and pay the Health and Related Services Fee (or petition successfully for a waiver). See below for details.
This course is only offered to ALP levels 6 through 10
Read course description here

Advanced Academic Writing for General Studies Students (Z1007)

Class Days & Hours Tues/Thurs 9:10 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Course Dates January 22 – May 2
OR
Class Days & Hours Mon/Wed 6:10 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Course Dates January 23 – May 6
Tuition GS Rate
Activity Fee $50
Instructional Support Fee $30
Technology Fee $35
Textbooks $80
EXPLANATION OF PART-TIME PROGRAM FEES

The tuition and fees quoted are for ALP registrants only. Those students registering through other divisions of Columbia will pay at the per-point rate of their home schools. 
Health: Medical Insurance: All part-time students studying in Fall and Spring are required to have Columbia Health Insurance and pay the Health and Related Services Fee. A waiver may be possible, but is rare. The Columbia Health website has information about waiver requests. Spring Health Insurance cost starting at $1,852. Spring Health and Related Services Fee: $541. Visit Columbia Health for details.  
The SPS Activity Fee is a once per term $50 charge for ALP registrants only. It covers School of Professional Studies (SPS) expenses relating to orientation, handbooks and events.
The Instructional Support Fee is a course-related charge: $30 (3-point part-time); $45 (6-point part-time); $90 (full-time); $150 (Winter). It covers extra class materials and expenses such as playbooks, novels, newspapers, photocopying, theater tickets, museum or event entry.
The Technology Fee is a once per term $35 SPS-related charge. It covers SPS technology expenses, including access to online course management software, Canvas, and tools used to develop online course content.
Textbooks: Students can expect to spend $60 per session on textbooks. Teachers assign textbooks to students when classes begin.

Intensive Program (Summer A)

For an explanation of fees and expenses, see below Advanced Academic Preparation.

Application Deadline April 21
Course Dates May 20 – June 14
Tuition $3,688
Activity Fee $50
Instructional Support Fee $30
ALP Students Services Fee $20
Technology Fee $35
Housing Starting at $1,372
Textbooks $150
Living Expenses $2,654
Total $6,627

Intensive Program (Summer B)

For an explanation of fees and expenses, see below Advanced Academic Preparation.

Application Deadline May 19
Course Dates June 17 – July 12
Tuition $3,688
Activity Fee $50
Instructional Support Fee $30
ALP Students Services Fee $20
Technology Fee $35
Housing Starting at $1,372
Textbooks $150
Living Expenses $2,654
Total $6,627

Intensive Program (Summer C)

For an explanation of fees and expenses, see below Advanced Academic Preparation.

Application Deadline June 16
Course Dates July 15 – August 9
Tuition $3,688
Activity Fee $50
Instructional Support Fee $30
ALP Students Services Fee $20
Technology Fee $35
Housing Starting at $1,372
Textbooks $150
Living Expenses $2,654
Total $6,627

Intensive Program (Summer A & B & C)

For an explanation of fees and expenses, see below Advanced Academic Preparation.

Application Deadline April 21
Course Dates May 20 – August 9
Tuition $11,064
Medical $1,028
Activity Fee $50
Instructional Support Fee $90
ALP Student Services Fee $60
Technology Fee $35
Housing Starting at $4,116
Living Expenses $7,962
Textbooks $150
Total $20,439

Summer Sessions Note: Students can study for one session (A, or B, or C), two sessions (A+B, or B+C), or all three sessions (A+B+C). In each session (A, B, C) students will study different material and topics, and will usually have different instructors. Students will not repeat material in each session. Students who choose A+B+C will be in classes with students studying one session (A, or B, or C), or two sessions (A+B, B+C). A+B+C is not a separate course. 

Advanced Academic Preparation

Application Deadline May 19
Course Dates

June 17 – August 9

Arrival in NYC required on June 15 for testing.

Tuition $7,376
Medical $1,028
Activity Fee $50
Instructional Support Fee $60
ALP Students Services Fee $40
Technology Fee $35
Housing Starting at $2,744
Living Expenses $5,308
Textbooks $150
Total $14,047

EXPLANATION OF INTENSIVE / AAP FEES AND EXPENSES:
Medical: All ALP students studying eight weeks or more (Summer A+B, B+C, A+C, A+B+C, AAP) must have Columbia Medical Insurance and pay the Columbia Health and Related Services Fee. It is not possible to waive (=not pay) the Insurance charge and Health Fee. Visit Columbia Health for details. Students studying fewer than eight weeks (Summer A only, B only, or C only) do not have this requirement.
SPS Activity Fee: this covers School of Professional Studies (SPS) expenses relating to orientation, handbooks and events.
Instructional Support Fee: this covers extra class materials and expenses such as playbooks, novels, newspapers, photocopying, theater tickets, museum or event entry.
ALP Student Services Fee: this covers internal I-20 processing fees and other SEVIS transactions.
Technology Fee: this covers SPS technology expenses, including access to online course management software, Canvas, and tools used to develop online course content.
Housing: this is the cost for students in Columbia University Housing. ALP Intensive and AAP students are not required to live in Columbia Housing, but can choose to, if available.
Living Expenses: this includes food, transportation, everyday expenses, and Housing. This gives an idea of how much money is needed to live in New York so you can plan financially. Students are not billed for living expenses, except for any ALP/Columbia Housing. 
Textbooks: this is an estimate. Instructors assign books at the beginning of the session and students must buy them. Students are not billed for textbooks. 
Total: When you apply for an I-20 you must show you have this much money on your financial document.

English for Professional Purposes: Business

For an explanation of fees and expenses, see bottom of page.

Application Deadline June 23
Course Dates July 22 – August 9
Tuition $4,610
Activity Fee $50
Instructional Support Fee $60
ALP Students Services Fee $20
Technology Fee $35
Housing $1,288
Textbooks $150
Living Expenses $2,654
Total $7,579

English for Professional Purposes: Strategic Communication

For an explanation of fees and expenses, see bottom of page.

Application Deadline June 9
Course Dates July 8 – August 16
Tuition $5,532
Activity Fee $50
Instructional Support Fee $90
ALP Students Services Fee $20
Technology Fee $35
Textbooks $150
Living Expenses $3,982
Total $9,859

Please note: This course is open only to Master’s of Science in Strategic Communication students.

Advanced Academic English for Graduate Students

For an explanation of fees and expenses, see bottom of page.

Application Deadline June 9
Course Dates July 8 – August 16
Tuition $5,532
Activity Fee $50
Instructional Support Fee $90
ALP Students Services Fee $20
Technology Fee $35
Living Expenses $3,982
Housing $1,932
Textbooks $150
Total $9,859

Please note: This course is open only to Master's students entering Columbia University in the Fall 2019 semester.

English for Professional Purposes: Law

For an explanation of fees and expenses, see bottom of page.

Application Deadline June 16
Course Dates

July 15 – August 9

Arrival in NYC required on July 12 for registration.

Tuition $4,812
Activity Fee $50
Instructional Support Fee $90
ALP Students Services Fee $20
Technology Fee $35
Housing $1,288
Textbooks $150
Living Expenses $2,654
Total $7,811

Open to incoming Columbia University Law School students only.

English for Professional Purposes: International and Public Affairs (SIPA)

For an explanation of fees and expenses, see bottom of page.

Application Deadline June 23
Course Dates July 22 – August 16
Tuition $4,812
Activity Fee $50
Instructional Support Fee $90
ALP Students Services Fee $20
Technology Fee $35
Housing $1,288
Textbooks $150
Living Expenses $2,654
Total $7,811

Open to incoming Columbia University SIPA students only.

English for Professional Purposes: Social Work

For an explanation of fees and expenses, see bottom of page.

Application Deadline June 2
Course Dates July 1 – August 9
Tuition $7,218
SPS Activity Fee $50
Instructional Support Fee $90
ALP Students Services Fee $20
Technology Fee $35
Housing $1,932
Textbooks $150
Living Expenses $3,982
Total $11,545

Open to incoming Columbia University School of Social Work students only.

SPS Activity Fee: this covers SPS expenses relating to orientation, handbooks and events.
Instructional Support Fee: this covers class materials and expenses such as playbooks, novels, newspapers, photocopying, theater tickets, museum or event entry.
ALP Student Services Fee: this covers internal I-20 processing fees and other SEVIS transactions.
Technology Fee: this covers SPS technology expenses, including access to online course management software, Canvas, and tools used to develop online course content.
Housing: this is the cost students in Columbia University Housing. ALP/Columbia Housing is not available for EPP/AAEGS students. This information is provided for financial planning purposes only.
Living Expenses: this includes food, transportation, everyday expenses, and Housing. This gives an idea of how much money is needed to live in New York so you can plan financially. Students are not billed for living expenses.
Textbooks: this is an estimate only and varies by course. Students are not billed for textbooks.
Total: When you apply for an I-20 you must show you have this much money on your financial document.

Winter 2019 Winter Institute

All dates and prices subject to change and approval of the Columbia Board of Trustees.
For a full explanation of fees, see below.

Application Deadline December 9
Course Dates January 7 – 18
Mandatory Orientation & Registration January 7
Tuition $2,766
Activity Fee $50
Instructional Support Fee $150
Technology Fee $35
Textbooks $150
Total $3,211

SPS Activity Fee: this covers SPS expenses relating to orientation, handbooks and events. 
Instructional Support Fee: this covers class materials and expenses such as playbooks, novels, newspapers, photocopying, theater tickets, museum or event entry. 
Technology Fee: this covers SPS technology expenses, including access to online course management software, Canvas, and tools used to develop online course content.  
Textbooks: this is an estimate. Instructors assign books at the beginning of the session and students must buy them. Students are not billed for textbooks.