Postdoctoral 2-Year, Half-Time Program

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Postdoctoral 2-Year, Half-Time Program

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.






$14,150 flat rate per term

(if applicable) CUIMC Health and Related Service Fee

All full-time students registered in the Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons (including Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy) 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.

$1,576 annual

$788 per term

(If applicable) Health Insurance

Fall Term: $1,483

Spring Term: $2,409

Visit Columbia Health for information about health insurance premium rates.


Disability Insurance Fee

All DDS, Advanced Standing, and Postdoctoral Education students, excluding Postdoctoral Externship and Dental Implantology Program students, shall be charged an $80 fee in the Fall Term for disability insurance. New Advanced Standing students beginning in January will be charged $40 in the Spring Term.

$80 in fall term

$40 in spring term for students beginning in January

Instrument Rental Fee

All Postdoctoral Year 1, Year 2, and Year 3 students shall pay an Instrument Rental Fee of $574 per semester. The Postdoctoral Externship and Dental Public Health students shall not be charged the PG Instrument Rental Fee.

$574 per term

(if applicable) PG Technology Fee

All postdoctoral students shall be charged a Technology Fee of $1,169 per semester. The Postdoctoral Externship Program shall not be charged the PG Technology Fee.

$1,169 per term

(if applicable) Matriculation and Facility (M&F)

The Matriculation and Facilities Fee (M&F) of $2,872 will be assessed on a per-term basis to DDS or Postdoctoral students on advisement from the Academic Dean. [The billing program code: DNDDSL and DGMF.]

$2,872 per term

Technology Fee, Medical Center

$212 per term

(If applicable) Housing

Students who are Columbia Housing residents 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 foreign national students enrolled at Columbia University, except those students in the American Language Program or students registered through the Center for Undergraduate Global Engagement, will be charged an International Services Charge of $120 each term. This fee supports the University’s services to international students.

$120 per term

(If applicable) Withdrawal Fee




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