Program Cost

Fall 2022 - Spring 2023

Online Costs

Program Cost$2,700.00 per course

Covers course tuition. While students may take up to 4 courses per term, we recommend taking between 1–3 courses per term, as each course requires work between class sessions. Students are responsible for the cost of each course that they enroll into.

Activities Fee$50.00 per term

Covers online co-curricular programming.

Technology Fee$35.00 per term

Covers online learning technology.

Health Services Fee$25.00 per term


Application fee and course materials are not included in the program cost (see below).

Application Fee

Students are required to pay a nonrefundable $80.00 application fee.

Course Materials

Students should budget approximately $50.00 for books and course materials. Some curricular options may require additional materials. Course material requirements are listed toward the bottom of the pertinent course pages.

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 prior to the program's start. 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.

Program Withdrawal & Refund Policy

Please note, Immersion Program withdrawal policies and deadlines differ from standard Columbia University deadlines. Please email if you have any questions.

Withdrawal Policy & Deadlines

Students participating in an online program may withdraw with a full refund minus the non-refundable enrollment deposit if a withdrawal form is submitted by the deadlines indicated below.

Withdrawal Deadlines

Fall 2022
September 23, 11:59 PM ET
Spring 2023
January 20, 11:59 PM ET

To withdraw from the program, please email

Deferral Policy & Deadlines

Students should plan to enroll in the term for which they apply. However, admitted students who have deposited may submit a request to defer enrollment for a maximum of one semester with the permission of the Admissions Committee. Generally, requests are granted only for very compelling reasons. Reasons the Admissions Committee may consider include medical or family emergencies, or extraordinary opportunities. Students may only defer admission to the same program and modality. For example, a student who is admitted and deposited for the summer online immersion program may defer one semester and enroll in the fall online immersion program. This same student must reapply if they are interested in the fall on-campus program.

Deferral Deadlines

After the deadline has passed, students and parents/legal guardians are responsible for payment of the current semester.

Fall 2022
September 23, 11:59 PM ET
Spring 2023
January 20, 11:59 PM ET

Financial Aid

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.

Prices are subject to Board of Trustee approval and may change.