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.
TUITION AND FEES
Students entering the former Liberal Studies MA Programs (LSMA, billing codes GGXXXX) for the first time beginning Summer 2016 or Fall 2016 shall be charged under the Residence Unit system. Students who began their programs prior to Fall 2016 will continue to be charged by the point.
$10,742 flat rate per term
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.
$496 per term for full-time students
$257 per term for part-time students
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.
$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 and Related Services Fee so that they may be eligible for Columbia-supported health care, counseling, special health programs, and information. Waivers from enrollment in the Student Health Insurance Plan may be granted in limited circumstances.
Full-Time status is defined as Full Residence Unit, Full-Time Extended Residence, Full-Time Matriculation and Facilities.
Visit the Columbia Health website to read more about the due dates, process, waiver criteria, and documentation.
$561 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
Visit University Apartment Housing for information about GS and graduate student 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.
(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, except those students in the American Language Program or students registered through the Office of Global Programs, will be charged an International Services Charge of $90 each term. This fee supports the University’s services to international students.
$90 per term
(If applicable) Withdrawal Fee