MPH/MHA (Extended Residency)

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MPH/MHA (Extended Residency)
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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.






$5,320 flat rate for 0-12 points

$1,774 per point

For more than 12 points, flat rate is charged, plus the per-point rate

(if applicable) CUIMC Health and Related Service Fee

All full-time students registered in the Mailman School of Public Health and students in the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences who are registered on the Columbia University Irving Medical Center (CUIMC) campus in Anatomy; Biochemistry; Biostatistics; Dental Science; Epidemiology; Genetics; Human Nutrition; Integrated Program in Cellular, Molecular, and Biophysical Studies; Medical Informatics; Microbiology; Pathology; Pharmacology; Physiology; and Sociomedical Sciences shall be charged the CUIMC Health and Related Services Fee.

Full-time status is defined as 12 or more points, or students certified as full-time by their departments regardless of the number of points (according to the standard applied to all enrolled in a program).

Domestic students with comparable alternative coverage may request a waiver from the default enrollment in the Columbia University Student Insurance plan.

For part-time, domestic students -- except those in the School of Nursing -- enrollment in the Columbia Student Health Insurance Plan is optional. 

Visit the CUIMC Student Health Service website to read more about the due dates, process, waiver criteria, and documentation.

$1,498 annual

$749 per term

(If applicable) Health Insurance
Fall Term, August 15 - December 31, 2019:  $1,304
Spring/Summer Term, January 1 - August 14, 2020:  $2,129
Academic Year, August 15, 2019 - August 14, 2020:  $3,433
Visit Columbia Health for information about health insurance premium rates.

(If applicable) Enrollment Fee

New students who accept the admission offer to enroll in the School will need to pay a non-refundable $500 Enrollment Fee.


Student Activity Fee

Students in the MPH, Executive MPH, MHA, Executive MHA, MS, Executive MS and DrPH Programs shall be charged a Student Activity Fee of $150.00 per fall and spring terms.

Students taking courses as alumni or non-degree registrations are exempt from the above-mentioned Student Activity fee of $150.00.

$150 per term

Technology Fee, Medical Center

$200 per term

(If applicable) Fee for Exceeding Maximum Credits

Students in the Accelerated MPH, Columbia MPH, Columbia MPH Global Health Certificate, Full-Time Management MHA, MPH Dual Degree, Executive MPH and Executive MHA programs who exceed the respective maximum, cumulative allowed credits shall be charged a Exceeding Maximum Credits Fee of $1,774 per credit over the program credit maximum. 

Maximum, cumulative credits are as follows: Accelerated MPH (45), Columbia MPH (60), Columbia MPH Global Health Certificate (60), Full-Time Management MHA (60), MPH Dual Degree (39), Executive MPH (60) and Executive MHA (60).

$1,774 per credit over the maximum

(If applicable) Continuous Registration Fee

The DrPH Continuous Registration Fee: $1,774.00.

The Masters Continuous Registration Fee: $500.00.

$1,774 for DrPH

$500 for Masters

(If applicable) Housing

Students who are a Columbia Housing resident may visit the Medical Center’s Office for Housing Services for information about 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 $100 each term. This fee supports the University’s services to international students.

$100 per term

(If applicable) Withdrawal Fee




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