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College Edge Tuition and Fees

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

College Edge: Academic Year  $2,376 per point

College Edge: Summer  $2,470 per point

Tuition Calculation Example

6 points x $2,470 per point = $14,820 total

6 points is typically equivalent to 2 courses

College Edge Fee Details

Application Fee

Students are required to pay a nonrefundable $80 application fee. This fee is not included in the program cost.

Required Fees

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.

Fee Amount
Student Activities Fee

$65 per term

University Services and Support Fee (Full‑time students)*

Summer 2024: TBD

Spring 2024: $572

Fall 2023: $572


University Services and Support Fee (Part‑time students)*

Summer 2024: TBD

Spring 2024: $433

Fall 2023: $433

Language Resource Center Fee

$15 per foreign language course

Technology Fee

$35 per term

Document Fee

$105 one-time fee for all new students

International Services Charge

$150 per term

Health and Related Services Fee**

$25 per term


To secure a place in the College Edge program, a non-refundable $1,000 deposit is due upon notification of acceptance to the program. The deposit will be credited toward the program cost and reflected in the final program bill—it is not an additional fee.

Additional Fees
Fee Amount Details
Withdrawal Fee


Required of any student who drops all courses for which they have registered

Late Registration Fees


During late registration period, per term

Late Registration Fees


After late registration period, per term

Expanded CUIT Account Fee (optional)


Entitles students to extended CUIT computer lab privileges, per term

*University Services and Support Fee: All students registered on the Morningside Campus shall be charged a University Services and Support Fee, calculated based on the student’s registration. Full-time students are those registered for 12 or more points (credits) in the term. This fee is not assessed to American Language Program students or School of Professional Studies Summer Immersion Program for High School students. This fee combines the Recreational Facilities Fee and Lerner Fee, Information Technology Fee (all students charged, including part-time), and the Cross-Cutting Multi-School Activities Fee. This fee is subject to Board of Trustee approval and may change.

** Health and Related Services Fee: Required of all students. Includes services provided on campus as well as integrated off-campus services. See for details. Students who pay the Health Service Fee in Spring are not required to pay the Health Service Fee in Summer. The Summer Trimester Fee applies to new Summer Trimester students only.

Payment Procedures

Columbia bills students for tuition, fees, and other charges at the beginning of each term. The Student Account Statement is distributed electronically via email notification to a student’s Columbia University email account. No paper bills will be mailed by the University.

Columbia University reserves the right to withhold the privilege of registration, or any other University privilege, from any person with unpaid debt to the University.

Billing Process

Columbia University bills students for tuition and fees according to the Columbia University billing schedule. When a statement is generated, an email notification is sent directly to your Columbia email account. You can also access a copy of the bill through Student Services Online (SSOL). The University does not mail paper bills.

After the first statement is generated, bills will be generated periodically if you make schedule changes or if you carry an account balance.

How to Pay

For payment instructions and to authorize a parent to pay your bill, see Student Financial Services.

Payment Deadlines

For detailed information regarding tuition payment deadlines and procedures, see Student Financial Services.

Contact Information

If you have questions regarding billing, payments or refunds please contact:

Student Service Center
210 Kent Hall
1140 Amsterdam Avenue, Mail Code 9202
New York, NY 10027

Phone: 212-854-4400
Email: ssc [[at]] columbia [[dot]] edu

If you have questions regarding registration cancellation or collections from prior summer terms, please contact the Summer Sessions Office at collegeedge [[at]] sps [[dot]] columbia [[dot]] edu


Visit the Admissions page to review program requirements and deadlines, or start your application.

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