Summer 2020 Fall 2020 Spring 2021 Total

Direct Costs

Tuition 27,356 27,356 27,356 82,068
Medical Insurance (may be waived by domestic students) 867 1,400 2,276 4,543
Health Service Fee 300 610 610 1,520
SIPA IT/AV Fee 250 180 250 680
University Services and Support Fee 249 261 531 1,041
Student Activity Fee 60 0 60 120
Document Fee 105 0 0 105
Total Direct Costs (charged by Columbia University) 29,187 29,807 31,083 90,077


ESTIMATED Indirect Costs

   
Room/Board 5,980 7,976 10,235 24,191
Books 500 500 500 1,500
Personal Expenses 1,344 1,792 2,241 5,377
Transportation 381 508 635 1,524
Total Estimated Indirect Costs 8,205 10,776 13,611 32,592


TOTAL ESTIMATED COST

37,392 40,583 44,694 122,669

Additional Notes

  • Not all tuition and fees have been approved yet by the Columbia University Board of Trustees. The figures above for Direct Costs are estimates as of August 25, 2020.
  • All students' first semester of enrollment at Columbia University will be charged a $105 Document Fee (formerly known as Transcript Fee).
  • International students must pay:
    • medical insurance
    • $110 per semester International Students Fee
    • $103 I-20 fee only during their first semester of enrollment

 

  • 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. All tuition and fees assume full-time attendance; your costs may vary if you do not enroll full-time.  Additional tuition charges for enrollment in excess of 19 credits in a semester are $2,280 per credit.  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 for the academic year; yours may vary.
    • Figures above do not include the costs of relocating to New York, if applicable.

 

For Fall 2020, SIPA will reduce the IT/AV fee by $70, just as we did last semester.  We are reducing this fee even though AV/IT-related expenses have increased in conjunction with the continuation of online instruction and programming.   With respect to the student activity fee, SIPA will not charge the $60 fee this semester.  Once again, SIPASA was instrumental in enabling this fee reduction.