Program Costs

Select your program of interest to view program cost details. Please note that full payment is due for students to be eligible for participation.

Program cost is subject to Board of Trustee approval and may change.

Course Materials

For most curricular options, students should budget approximately $50 for expenses such as text books and field trip-related costs. Some courses also require laptops or equipment that should be purchased before the start of class; these requirements are listed toward the bottom of the individual course pages (2-Week, 1-Week).

Application Fee

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


To secure a place in the program, a $1,000.00 non-refundable deposit is due upon notification of acceptance to the program. Students participating in multiple sessions pay an additional deposit for each session they plan to attend. The deposit will be credited toward the program cost and reflect in the final program bill - it is not an additional fee.

BIll Payment

A bill for the balance due will be issued to the student's Columbia University email address prior to the start of the program. 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. Program specific deadlines can be found on each of the Program Cost pages.

Please email if you have any questions.

Financial Aid

Individual applications for financial aid are not accepted for students participating in an online. Students should speak with their school's guidance counselor for information on how to search for financial aid and scholarship opportunities from outside sources and organizations.

A limited number of need-based scholarships are available to residents of New York City who participate as commuters in the Summer Immersion: New York City (3-Week) Program.

Program cost is subject to Board of Trustee approval and may change.