1/4 Residence Unit

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1/4 Residence Unit
2017 - 2018

Here are the centrally administered charges that may appear in the student's monthly billing statement. We encourage students to consult with their school's financial aid office to understand what other costs may make up their total cost of attendance, such as books and supplies; room and board; personal expenses, etc.






$10,098 flat rate per term

(If applicable) Tuition Rate for Affiliated Schools and Special Students

For the purpose of the exchange of fees with the affiliated schools and the special students from other approved schools, the tuition shall be charged at the rate of $1,812.00 per point.  

$1,812 per point

University Facilities Fee, Morningside Campus

All students registered on the Morningside Campus shall be charged a University Facilities Fee. Each program calculates the amount of the fee differently, depending on the student’s status. This fee combines the Recreational Facilities Fee, Information Technology fee, the Lerner Fee which supports activities at the student life center, and the Cross-cutting Multi-school Activities Fee which supports new University-wide student activities.

$518 per term for full-time terminal Masters Programs

$288 per term for part-time terminal Masters Programs

Student Activity Fee

All GSAS students registered for a Full Residence Unit, a Half Residence Unit, a Quarter Residence Unit, or Extended Residence shall be charged per term a Student Activity Fee of $45.00.

All GSAS students who are in programs that charge by the point shall also be charged per term a Student Activity Fee of $45.00.

$45 per term

(If applicable) Health and Related Services Fee

All full-time and residential students on the Morningside Campus, including students in study abroad programs shall be charged the Columbia Health Fee so that they may be eligible for on-campus health care, counseling, special health programs, and information. Students will need to provide their health insurance coverage information at the time these services are received and in cases where off-campus care is needed.

For more information about the Columbia Health Insurance Plan, including eligiblity, services, and requesting waivers from insurance, visit Columbia Health.

$541 per term

(If applicable) Dining

Visit Columbia Dining to find campus dining plan options for first-year Columbia College and Engineering students, as well as upper class, General Studies, and graduate school students. 


(If applicable) Housing

General Studies and graduate students: visit University Apartment Housing for information about housing availability and rates.


(If applicable) Document Fee

All students registered in the University shall be charged a one-time $105.00 Document Fee that entitles students to e-transcripts, enrollment and degree certifications, and the mailing of the original diploma.

$105 one time

(If applicable) Foreign Check Fee

All students shall be charged a foreign check fee of $50.00 to cover additional processing costs on all payments made to the University in the form of a check, draft or money order in foreign currency or drawn on a foreign bank.


(If applicable) Returned Check Fee

All students shall be charged a $20.00 returned check fee for any check that is not honored by the bank.


(If applicable) Late Payment Charge

All students shall be subject to a one-time late payment charge of $150.00 if the total amount due for the term is not paid on or before the due date, or if increased charges resulting from subsequent changes to a student’s program are not paid at the time of the change. In addition, a charge of 1.5 percent per billing cycle will be imposed on any amount past due.

$150 one time

(If applicable) Late Registration Fees

$50 during late registration

$100 after late registration

(If applicable) Collection Fee

Students with a past due student account balance may be charged a collection fee if the account is referred to in-house staff to collect any amount past due, or an additional amount, equal to the cost of collection, if an external collection agency or attorney is used.


(If applicable) International Services Charge

All students holding a non-resident visa will be charged an International Services Charge of $70.00 each term. This fee supports the University’s services to international students. 

$70 per term

(If applicable) Withdrawal Fee



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