Tuition & Financing


For Summer 2018, Fall 2018, and Spring 2019, tuition is $2,118 per point (credit). Tuition is calculated based on the total number of points registered for in a given semester. Full-time students are registered for 12 or more points in a given semester.


This listing is intended to summarize possible charges that could be incurred against a student’s account. Certain charges depend upon specific circumstances, as noted. Fees that are not billed to the student account, such as course fees or placement test fees, may be required but are not listed here.

Student Activities Fee

$300.00 per term

University Facilities Fee*

Full-time students (Fall & Spring) $518.00 per term
Full-time students (Summer 2018) $444.00 flat rate
Part-time students (Fall & Spring) $288.00 per term
Part-time students (Summer 2018) $226.00 flat rate

Transcript Fee

$105.00 one-time fee for all new students

Late Registration Fees

$50.00 during late registration period
$100.00 after late registration period

International Services Charge

Required of all international students. $50.00 per term

Withdrawal Fee

Required of any student who drops all courses for which he or she has registered. $75.00 per term

Health Service Fee**

$541.00 per term (Fall & Spring)
$246.00 (Summer)

Online Course Technology Fee

Required of all students for each online course. $85.00 per course

Expanded CUIT Account Fee (optional)

Entitles students to extended CUIT computer lab privileges. $35.00 per term

Student Medical Insurance

All full-time students must provide proof of insurance or enroll in one of the University plans. This fee is optional for part-time students. See for details and rates.

Tuition and fees are subject to the Columbia University Board of Trustees approval and may change.

* University Facilities Fee – Students are required to pay a University Facilities Fee depending on their registration. Full-time students are those registered for 12 or more points over a 16-week term. This fee is subject to Board of Trustee approval and may change.

** Health Service Fee – Required of all full-time students; optional for part-time students. Includes clinical services provided on campus as well as integrated off-campus services. See for details.

Deposit Requirement

In order to secure a place in the program, admitted students must pay a nonrefundable deposit of $500 to the university by the deadline stated in the acceptance letter. The deposit is credited toward the student’s tuition upon matriculation and is nonrefundable. Under no circumstances can the acceptance deposit be waived. Students who fail to remit their deposit by the deadline forfeit their place in the entering class. Students who make deposits but do not enroll on the agreed date lose their deposits.

Financial Resources

Financial Resources available to students include the following: