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
$38,506 flat rate per term for 20 or fewer points
For more than 20 points, flat rate is charged, plus the per-point rate of $1,974
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 (Spring Term only for Academic Year 20-21), Information Technology Fee (all students charged, including part-time), the Lerner Fee (On-Campus students only), and the Cross-Cutting Multi-School Activities Fee. For students registered in a terminal Masters program in the Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science, the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (GSAS), and the School of Professional Studies (excluding Master of Science students enrolled in the School of Professional Studies), there will be an additional Career Education Fee to support career services. Students from the Executive Programs who wish to use the athletic facilities must pay a fee at the gym. This fee shall be charged per term as follows:
- On-Campus Students registered in full-time terminal Masters Programs in GSAS: $321 Fall / $575 Spring
- Remote Students registered in full-time terminal Masters Programs in GSAS: $305 Fall /$575 Spring
- On-Campus Students registered in part-time terminal Masters Programs in GSAS: $192 Fall / $446 Spring
- Remote Students registered in part-time terminal Masters Programs in GSAS: $176 Fall / $446 Spring
- On-Campus Students registered in all other full-time Programs: $277 Fall / $531 Spring
- Remote Students registered in all other full-time Programs: $261 Fall / $531 Spring
- On-Campus Students registered in all other part-time Programs: $148 Fall / $402 Spring
- Remote Students registered in all other part-time Programs: $132 Fall / $402 Spring
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.
All GSAS students who are in programs that charge by the point shall also be charged per term a Student Activity Fee of $45.
$45 per term
$610 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 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 $110 each term. This fee supports the University’s services to international students.
$110 per term
(If applicable) Withdrawal Fee