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
$29,460 flat rate per term
Student Life Fee
All undergraduate students registered in Columbia College, the Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science, and the School of General Studies shall be charged a Student Life Fee. This fee combines the student activity fee, career education fee, house system fee, printing fee, the recreational facilities fee, information technology fee, the Lerner fee, which supports activities at the student center, and the Cross-cutting Multi-school Activities fee, which supports new University-wide student activities.
$881 per term
$1,701 per point
$3,387 per term / $6,774 per year
(If applicable) Tuition Rate - Exchange Scholars
Columbia College students who are Exchange Scholars shall be registered in the Student Information System under a special billing program code (CCNDGS) which carries the health service fee, medical insurance fee, student life aggregate fee and ISSO fee (if international) and carries no tuition, orientation fee and document fee charges.
(If applicable) Orientation Fee
All newly matriculated, undergraduate students in Columbia College or Columbia Engineering shall be charged a one-time, non-refundable Orientation Fee of $475.00 in the first term of registration.
|$475 one time|
(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 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).
For part-time, domestic students, enrollment in the Columbia Student Health Insurance Plan is optional.
Visit the Columbia Health website to read more about the due dates, process, waiver criteria, and documentation.
$584 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) 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 Columbia Housing to find rates for campus residence halls for first-year and upper class undergraduate residents.
(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