6 Credits
  Summer 2021 Fall 2021 Spring 2022 Total

Direct Costs

Tuition 12,804 12,804 12,804 38,412
Health Service Fee 0 176 176 352
SIPA IT/AV Fee 180 180 180 540
University Services and Support Fee 130 264 264 658
Student Activity Fee  0 60 60 120
Total Direct Costs (charged by Columbia University) 13,114 13,484 13,484 40,082


ESTIMATED Indirect Costs

   
Room/Board 6,094 8,128 10,429 24,651
Books 500 500 500 1,500
Personal Expenses 1,370 1,826 2,284 5,480
Transportation 381 508 635 1,524
Total Estimated Indirect Costs 8,345 10,962 13,848 33,155


TOTAL ESTIMATED COST

21,459 24,446 27,332 73,237
9 Credits
  summer 2021 Fall 2021 Spring 2022 Total

Direct Costs

Tuition 19,206 19,206 19,206 57,618
Health Service Fee 0 176 176 352
SIPA IT/AV Fee 180 180 180 540
University Services and Support Fee 130 264 264 658
Student Activity Fee 0 60 60 120
Total Direct Costs (charged by Columbia University) 19,516 19,886 19,886 59,288


ESTIMATED Indirect Costs

   
Room/Board 6,094 8,128 10,429 24,651
Books 500 500 500 1,500
Personal Expenses 1,370 1,826 2,284 5,480
Transportation 381 508 635 1,524
Total Estimated Indirect Costs 8,345 10,962 13,848 33,155


TOTAL ESTIMATED COST

27,861 30,848 33,734 92,443
12 Credits
  Summer 2021 Fall 2021 Spring 2022 Total

Direct Costs

Tuition 25,608 25,608 25,608 76,824
Medical Insurance (may be waived by domestic students) 1,070 1,512 2,458 5,040
Health Service Fee 0 176 176 352
SIPA IT/AV Fee 180 180 180 540
University Services and Support Fee 130 264 264 658
Student Activity Fee  0 60 60 120
Total Direct Costs (charged by Columbia University) 26,988 27,800 28,746 83,534


ESTIMATED Indirect Costs

   
Room/Board 6,094 8,128 10,429 24,651
Books 500 500 500 1,500
Personal Expenses 1,370 1,826 2,284 5,480
Transportation 381 508 635 1,524
Total Estimated Indirect Costs 8,345 10,962 13,848 33,155


TOTAL ESTIMATED COST

35,333 38,762 42,594 116,689

Additional Notes

  • The figures above for Direct Costs are estimates as of June 16, 2021.
  • EMPA students are charged tuition at a rate of $2,134 per credit. The examples in the different tabs show tuition rates for 6, 9, or 12 credits per semester; actual tuition charges will vary each semester depending on students' individual courseloads.  Please note that some fees become applicable when students enroll for 12 credits (officially a full-time courseload) that are not charged to students enrolled for fewer than 12 credits.
  • All students in their first semester of enrollment at Columbia University are charged a $105 Document Fee (formerly known as Transcript Fee).
  • All international students are charged a $120 International Student Fee each semester as well as an additional $106 I-20 fee during their first semester of enrollment at Columbia.
  • Total Estimated Cost of Attendance includes both direct and indirect costs.
    • Direct costs are those charged by Columbia University. The tuition and fees indicated above are for the stated year only. For information on billing and payments, please visit the University's Student Financial Services website.
    • Indirect costs are not billed by Columbia and reflect estimated living and miscellaneous expenses incurred by students during the academic year; yours may vary.   
    • Figures above do not include expenses of relocating to New York, if applicable.