3-Week Courses

Detailed breakdown of costs

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

Tuition

Program Cost

$6,010 per session

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Program Fee$5,850.00 per session

Activities Fee$65.00 per session

Covers gym and student center access, computer lab use, midday extracurricular activities, and Columbia ID card.

Health Service Fee$95.00 per session

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.

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

Application Fee

Students who apply after the priority application deadline are required to pay a nonrefundable $80.00 application fee.

Course Fees

These fees are in addition to the costs listed above and cover expenses such as course-related equipment, facilities, and field trips

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Beyond the Game: The Business of Sports$100.00

Creating Original Theater: Playwriting, Directing, and Acting$150.00

Digital Filmmaking: From Initial Concept to Final Edit$175.00

Drawing: Eye and Idea$125.00

Experiencing Theatre in New York$550.00

Explorations in Genetics and Molecular Biology$150.00

Intensive Seminars in Modern Chemistry$175.00

Introduction to Digital Filmmaking$175.00

Introduction to Materials Science and Nanotechnology$175.00

Introduction to Robotics$175.00

Conservation Biology and Sustainability: Preserving our Planet$150.00

New York Experienced: An Urban Case Study$100.00

Painting Fundamentals: The Painted Image$125.00

Photography: The Camera Craft$165.00

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 pertinent course pages.

Deposit & Balance Due

To secure a place in the program, a $500 non-refundable 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 in early June (Session I) or late June/early July (Session II). 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 Refund Policy

Students may withdraw from the program by the deadlines indicated below for a full refund, minus the nonrefundable deposit. To withdraw before the program has begun, email hsp-admit@columbia.edu. After the program has begun, you can withdraw by coming in person to the Admissions Office in Lewisohn Hall.

Withdrawal Deadlines

Session 1
Friday, June 25
 
Session 2
Friday, July 16
 

Important note: The Summer Program’s withdrawal deadlines differ from standard Columbia University deadlines. Please email hsp-admit@columbia.edu if you have any questions about the program’s deadlines or policies.

Financial Aid

Financial Aid Application Deadline: February 11, 2021

For Summer 2021, a limited number of need-based scholarships are available to residents of New York City. Awards equal to 50% of the program cost will be offered to students participating in the Summer Immersion New York City 3-Week program.

Scholarships are not available to students joining our 1-Week program.

Upon meeting the minimum program and residence qualifications, applicants will have the ability to submit a formal financial aid application via the online application portal. Students who do not meet the minimum qualifications will not have access to the financial aid application.

Please note, scholarship funding is limited. Applications for financial aid will be reviewed on a first-completed, first-admitted basis. Upon admission to the program, applicants will receive a decision regarding their financial aid application

Eligibility

Students must have permanent residency in New York City (Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Staten Island, or Queens).

Students must have permanent residency in New York City (Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Staten Island, or Queens). Applicants that receive this need-based award may not combine it with additional financial aid granted through the School of Professional Studies (SPS) or a partner organization. Dependents of a Columbia University employee who are eligible for the Columbia University employee cost reduction program do not qualify for this need-based scholarship.

For those who do not meet the minimum qualifications, we advise students to speak with their school’s guidance counselor for information on how to search for financial aid and scholarship opportunities from outsides sources and organizations.

Application Process

If an applicant meets the minimum program and residency qualifications, they are eligible to submit a formal financial aid application via the online application portal. Students who do not meet the minimum qualifications will not have access to the financial aid application.

All applications require formal documentation of their parent(s)/legal guardian(s) most recent tax return and W-2. Documentation for all parent(s)/legal guardian(s), regardless of marital status, is required. Both the custodial and non-custodial parent/legal guardian must submit the required materials. If either individual has remarried, the income from the new family unit must be reported in full. When reviewing for aid, information submitted from all parties will be considered.

Applicants will also be required to answer additional supplementary questions related to income and household information.

Applications will be considered incomplete if the required information is not received. Applications for financial aid will not be accepted after an admissions decision is rendered.

To access the online application portal please visit our Admissions page.

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