Residential Tuition, Housing, & Meals
Please note, housing is only available during Session Q. Students must be enrolled in a total of 6 points to be considered eligible for residential status. The number of points a course is worth is listed next to the course title on the course listing pages. Many of our courses are worth 3 points each, although the precise point total varies.
Students exceeding 6 points will be charged $1,822 per additional point.
Includes course tuition, supervision, extracurricular programming, housing, and three meals per day, Monday through Friday. Students are expected to cover expenses such as weekend meals, personal items, and transportation and admissions fees for optional activities around the city. We recommend that participants have access to a minimum of $1,500.
Students exceeding 3 points will be charged $1,822 per additional point.
The number of points a course is worth is listed next to the course title on the course listing pages. Many of our courses are worth 3 points each, although the precise point total varies.
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||$30.00 per term|
|Technology Fee||$35.00 per term|
|University Facilities Fee*
$496.00 per term
$240.00 per term
One-time fee for all new students
|International Services Charge
Required of all international students
|$100.00 per term|
|Health Service Fee
Grants access to Urgent Care at the University’s Health Service facility during hours of operation. Fees for medicine and tests, if needed, are not included. The health service fee is not health insurance; all students are expected to have insurance coverage.
|$190.00 for 6 weeks|
$280.00 for 12 weeks
|Additional Fees||Withdrawal Fee
Required of any student who drops all courses for which he or she has registered.
|Language Resource Center Fee||$15.00 per foreign language course|
|Late Registration Fees
During late registration period
After late registration period
$50.00 per term
$100.00 per term
|Expanded CUIT Account Fee (optional)
Entitles students to extended CUIT computer lab privileges.
|$35.00 per term|
Deposit & Balance Due
To secure a place in the program, a $500.00 nonrefundable deposit, credited toward tuition, is due upon notification of acceptance to the program. A bill for the balance due will be issued to the student's Columbia University email address. Before receiving a bill, the student will be sent instructions regarding the option to allow a parent or family member to make a payment through the university's Authorized Payer portal.
Individual applications for financial aid are not accepted. To learn about outside opportunities for financial assistance, we advise students to speak with their school's guidance counselor for information on how to search for financial aid and scholarship opportunities from outside sources and organizations.
* 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 12-week term. This fee is subject to Board of Trustee approval and may change.
Tuition and fees are subject to approval by the Board of Trustees and may change.