Tuition and Fees for 2013
The tuition and fees listed are for Summer 2013. Tuition and fees for 2014 will be available by early January. Students should expect a modest increase in some or all of these rates.
Nonrefundable Application Fee$75.00
The application fee is waived for students who apply by February 6.
Tuition$4290.00 per course
Tuition does not include the cost for room and board; please see Residential Fees below.
Tuition Deposit Requirement$500.00
In order to secure a place in the program, a $500.00 nonrefundable deposit, credited toward tuition, is due upon notification of acceptance to the program along with the enrollment form. A bill for the balance due will be issued to the student's Columbia University email address in early June (Session 1) or late June/early July (Session II).
Additional Fees Required of All Students
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$72.00 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.
Housing and Dining$3,184.00 per session
Residential students only. Includes supervision and extracurricular programming. Residential students are expected to cover expenses such as weekend meals, laundry, personal items, and transportation and admissions fees for optional activities around the city. We recommend that residential students have access to a minimum of $900.
Additional Course Fees
These fees are in addition to the tuition and other fees listed above.
Beyond the Game: The Business of Sports$125.00
Biomedical Engineering: Physical Effects on Cells$125.00
Drawing: Eye and Idea$125.00
Engineering Design via Community Service Projects$175.00
Entrepreneurship and Innovation:
Changing the World Via Venture Creation$125.00
Explorations in Genetics and Molecular Biology$125.00
Intensive Seminars in Modern Chemistry$150.00
Introduction to Materials Science and Nanotechnology$150.00
Issues in Conservation Biology$125.00
Painting: The Painted Image$125.00
Photography: The Camera Craft$125.00
- Students should budget approximately $50 for books and course materials.
- Students in Introduction to Architectural Design and Theory should budget approximately $250 to $300 for studio supplies.
- Students are required to bring laptops for Corporate Valuation, Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Introduction to Programming in C, Sustainable Urbanization, and The Stock Market
- For Photography: The Camera Craft, students are expected to have their own 35mm SLR film cameras.
Individual applications for financial aid are not accepted. Scholarships are awarded to students who have been identified by community organizations that work in collaboration with Columbia University Secondary School Programs. Students are advised to check with their guidance counselors for tips on securing financial assistance from outside sources.
All prices are subject to approval by the trustees of Columbia University.