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.
For a full explanation of fees, see below.

Application Deadline August 5
Course Dates September 4 – December 7
Mandatory Orientation & Registration September 4
Tuition $11,064
Activity Fee $50
Instructional Support Fee $90
ALP Students Services Fee $60
Technology Fee $35
Medical* $1,680
Housing** $4,949
Textbooks*** $150
Living Expenses** $8,626
Total**** $21,755

* Health: Medical Insurance: All ALP students studying for eight weeks or more are required to have Columbia Medical Insurance and pay the Columbia Health and Related Services Fee. This includes: Fall and Spring intensive; Summer A+B, B+C, A+C, A+B+C, Advanced Academic Preparation, and part-time Fall and Spring classes. Students studying fewer than 8 weeks do not need to have Columbia Medical Insurance or pay the Columbia Health Fee. This includes: Winter Institute, Summer A only, B only or C only, EPP courses. It is not possible to waive (= not pay) the Insurance charge and Health Fee. Fall Health Insurance cost starting at $1,139; Spring Health Insurance cost starting at $1,852. Fall Health and Related Services Fee: $541; 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. 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.
The SPS Activity Fee is a once per term $50 charge for ALP registrants only. It covers School of Professional Studies 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.

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
Activity Fee $50
Instructional Support Fee $45
Technology Fee $35
Textbooks* $60
Medical** $1,680
Total $7,402

* Estimated amount
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
Activity Fee $50
Instructional Support Fee $30
Technology Fee $35
Textbooks* $60
Medical** $1,680
Total $4,621

* Estimated amount
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
Activity Fee $50
Instructional Support Fee $30
Technology Fee $35
Textbooks* $60
Medical** $2,393
Total $5,334

* Estimated amount
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
NOTE

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.
Living expenses are omitted from non-residential programs.
The SPS Activity Fee is a once per term $50 charge for ALP registrants only. It covers School of Professional Studies 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.

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

*Health: Medical Insurance: All ALP students studying for eight weeks or more are required to have Columbia Medical Insurance and pay the Columbia Health and Related Services Fee. This includes: Fall and Spring intensive; Summer A+B, B+C, A+C, A+B+C, Advanced Academic Preparation, and part-time Fall and Spring classes. Students studying fewer than 8 weeks do not need to have Columbia Medical Insurance or pay the Columbia Health Fee. This includes: Winter Institute, Summer A only, B only or C only, EPP courses. It is not possible to waive (= not pay) the Insurance charge and Health Fee. Fall Health Insurance cost starting at $1,139; Spring Health Insurance cost starting at $1,852. Fall Health and Related Services Fee: $541; 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. 
**** Total required amount on the financial document for I-20 for Fall Intensive program.
The SPS Activity Fee is a once per term $50 charge for ALP registrants only. It covers School of Professional Studies 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.
For a full explanation of fees, see below.

Academic Writing for International Students (part-time)

Class Days & Hours 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
Activity Fee $50
Instructional Support Fee $45
Technology Fee $35
Textbooks* $60
Medical** $2,393
Total $8,115

* Estimated amount
This course is only offered to ALP levels 7 through 9
Read course description here

Listening & Speaking for International Students

Class Days & Hours 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
Activity Fee $50
Instructional Support Fee $30
Technology Fee $35
Textbooks* $60
Medical** $2,393
Total $5,334

* Estimated amount
This course is only offered to ALP levels 6 through 9
Read course description here

Pronunciation

Class Days & Hours Tues/Thurs 6:10 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Course Dates January 22 – May 2
Tuition $2,766
Activity Fee $50
Instructional Support Fee $30
Technology Fee $35
Textbooks* $60
Medical** $2,393
Total $5,334

* Estimated amount
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
NOTE

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.
Living expenses are omitted from non-residential programs.
Textbook cost is estimated. Teachers assign textbooks to students when classes begin. 
** Health: Medical Insurance: All ALP students studying for eight weeks or more are required to have Columbia Medical Insurance and pay the Columbia Health and Related Services Fee. This includes: Fall and Spring intensive; Summer A+B, B+C, A+C, A+B+C, Advanced Academic Preparation, and part-time Fall and Spring classes. Students studying fewer than 8 weeks do not need to have Columbia Medical Insurance or pay the Columbia Health and Related Services Fee. This includes: Winter Institute, Summer A only, B only or C only, EPP courses. It is not possible to waive (= not pay) the Insurance charge and Health Fee. Fall Health Insurance cost starting at $1,139; Spring Health Insurance cost starting at $1,852. Fall Health and Related Services Fee: $541; 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 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.

Intensive Program (Summer A)

For a full explanation of fees, see below.

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

*** Total required amount on the financial document for I-20 for Summer A program.

Intensive Program (Summer B)

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

*** Total required amount on the financial document for I-20 for Summer B program.

Intensive Program (Summer C)

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

*** Total required amount on the financial document for I-20 for Summer C program.

Intensive Program (Summer A & B & C)

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

Health: Medical Insurance: All ALP students studying for eight weeks or more are required to have Columbia Medical Insurance and pay the Columbia Health and Related Services Fee. This includes: Fall and Spring intensive; Summer A+B, B+C, A+C, A+B+C, Advanced Academic Preparation, and part-time Fall and Spring classes. Students studying fewer than 8 weeks do not need to have Columbia Medical Insurance or pay the Columbia Health Fee. This includes: Winter Institute, Summer A only, B only or C only, EPP courses. It is not possible to waive (= not pay) the Insurance charge and Health Fee. Fall Health Insurance cost starting at $1,139; Spring Health Insurance cost starting at $1,852; Summer Health Insurance cost starting at $758. Fall Health and Related Services Fee: $541; Spring Health and Related Services Fee: $541; Spring Health and Related Services Fee: $270. 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 Summer A+B+C program.
The SPS Activity Fee is a once per term $50 charge for ALP registrants only. It covers School of Professional Studies 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.

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

Note: Arrival in NYC required on June 15 for testing.
Health: Medical Insurance: All ALP students studying for eight weeks or more are required to have Columbia Medical Insurance and pay the Columbia Health and Related Services Fee. This includes: Fall and Spring intensive; Summer A+B, B+C, A+C, A+B+C, Advanced Academic Preparation, and part-time Fall and Spring classes. Students studying fewer than 8 weeks do not need to have Columbia Medical Insurance or pay the Columbia Health and Related Services Fee. This includes: Winter Institute, Summer A only, B only or C only, EPP courses. It is not possible to waive (= not pay) the Insurance charge and Health Fee. Fall Health Insurance cost starting at $1,139; Spring Health Insurance cost starting at $1,852. Fall Health and Related Services Fee: $541; 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. 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. AAP students who want ALP housing can apply for shared rooms at Carlton Arms, or for single or shared rooms through Columbia University Housing on the ALP website. Note: Please choose sessions "B and C" on the housing application (June 19 – August 11). 
*** Textbook cost is estimated. Teachers assign textbooks to students when classes begin. 
*** Total required amount on the financial document for I-20 for Advanced Academic Preparation program.
The SPS Activity Fee is a once per term $50 charge for ALP registrants only. It covers School of Professional Studies 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.

English for Professional Purposes: Business

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

** 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. ALP does not provide Housing for EPP: Business students. This information is given for financial planning purposes.
*** Textbook cost is estimated. Teachers assign textbooks to students when classes begin. 
**** Total required amount on the financial document for I-20 for EPP: Business program.
The SPS Activity Fee is a once per term $50 charge for ALP registrants only. It covers School of Professional Studies 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.

English for Professional Purposes: Strategic Communication

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

Textbook cost is estimated. Teachers assign textbooks to students when classes begin. 
 ** 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. ALP does not provide Housing for students in EPP: Strategic Communication, this information is given for financial planning purposes.
**** Total required amount on the financial document for I-20 for EPP: Strategic Communication program.
The SPS Activity Fee is a once per term $50 charge for ALP registrants only. It covers School of Professional Studies 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.
Please note: This course is open only to Master’s of Science in Strategic Communication students.

Advanced Academic English for Graduate Students

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

** 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. ALP does not provide Housing for students in Advanced Academic English for Graduate Students, this information is given for financial planning purposes.
*** Textbook cost is estimated. Teachers assign textbooks to students when classes begin. 
**** Total required amount on the financial document for I-20 for Advanced Academic English for Graduate Students program.
The SPS Activity Fee is a once per term $50 charge for ALP registrants only. It covers School of Professional Studies 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.
Please note: This course is open only to Master's students entering Columbia University in the Fall 2019 semester.

English for Professional Purposes: Law

Application Deadline June 16
Course Dates July 15 – August 9*
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

* Arrival in NYC required on July 12 for registration.
** 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. ALP does not provide Housing for students in EPP: Law, this information is given for financial planning purposes.
*** Textbook cost is estimated. Teachers assign textbooks to students when classes begin. 
**** Total required amount on the financial document for I-20 for EPP: Law program.
The SPS Activity Fee is a once per term $50 charge for ALP registrants only. It covers School of Professional Studies 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.
Open to incoming Columbia University Law School students only.

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

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

** 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. ALP does not provide Housing for students in EPP: SIPA, this information is given for financial planning purposes.
*** Textbook cost is estimated. Teachers assign textbooks to students when classes begin. 
**** Total required amount on the financial document for I-20 for EPP: SIPA program.
The SPS Activity Fee is a once per term $50 charge for ALP registrants only. It covers School of Professional Studies 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.
Open to incoming Columbia University SIPA students only.

English for Professional Purposes: Social Work

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

** 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. ALP does not provide Housing for students in EPP: Social Work, this information is given for financial planning purposes.
*** Textbook cost is estimated. Teachers assign textbooks to students when classes begin. 
**** Total required amount on the financial document for I-20 for EPP: Social Work program.
The SPS Activity Fee is a once per term $50 charge for ALP registrants only. It covers School of Professional Studies 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.
Open to incoming Columbia University School of Social Work students only.

NOTE

Please note: Sessions A and B and C meet for 18 hours per week.

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
ALP Students Services Fee $60
Technology Fee $35
Textbooks $150
Total $3,211

Textbook cost is estimated. Teachers assign textbooks to students when classes begin. 
The SPS Activity Fee is a once per term $50 charge for ALP registrants only. It covers School of Professional Studies 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.