Tuition & Fees

Deposit Requirement

In order to secure a place in the program, admitted students must pay a deposit of $500 to the university by the deadline stated in the acceptance letter. The deposit is credited toward the student's tuition upon matriculation and is nonrefundable. Under no circumstances can the acceptance deposit be waived. Students who fail to submit their deposit by the deadline forfeit their place in the entering class. Students who make deposits but do not enroll on the agreed date lose their deposits.

Tuition

Summer 2014, Fall 2014, Spring 2015
This rate includes tuition and meal expenses during residencies. Texts and course materials are not included.
$1,816.00 per point

Tuition for students enrolled in the Strategic Communications program prior to fall 2012.

Tuition for students enrolled in the Strategic Communications program prior to fall 2012

Tuition $1,742.00 per point

Fees

This listing is intended to summarize possible charges that could be incurred against a student's account. Certain charges depend upon specific circumstances, as noted. Fees that are not billed to the student account, such as course fees or placement test fees, may be required but are not listed here.

Application Fee
One-time fee for first-time applicants.
$80.00
Student Activities Fee $300.00 per term
Online Course Technology Fee
Students admitted to the program prior to Fall 2012 are required to pay the fee. The fee is covered in the cost of tuition for students enrolled in the 16-month executive format program.
$85.00 per course
University Facilities Fee*

Full-time students (Fall & Spring)
Full-time students (Summer)
Part-time students (Fall & Spring)
Part-time students (Summer)


$469.00 per term
$400.00 flat rate
$264.00 per term
$203.00 flat rate
Transcript Fee $105.00 one-time fee for all new students
Late Registration Fees $50.00 during late registration period
$100.00 after late registration period
Withdrawal Fee
Required of any student who drops all courses for which he or she has registered.
$75.00 one-time fee
Health Service Fee** $442.00 per term (Fall & Spring)
$206.00 (Summer)
Expanded CUIT Account Fee (optional)
Entitles students to extended CUIT computer lab privileges.
$35.00 per term

Student Medical Insurance

All full-time students must provide proof of insurance or enroll in one of the University plans. This fee is optional for part-time students. See www.health.columbia.edu for details.

Annual Gold Level Coverage: $2,508.00
Platinum Level Coverage: $3,441.00
Fall Gold Level Coverage: $1,023.00
Platinum Level Coverage: $1,404.00
Spring/Summer Gold Level Coverage: $1,485.00
Platinum Level Coverage: $2,037.00

* University Facilities Fee – Students are required to pay a University Facilities Fee depending on their registration. Full-time students are those registered for 12 or more points over a 16-week term. This fee is subject to Board of Trustee approval and may change.

** Health Service Fee – Required of all full-time students; optional for part-time students. Includes clinical services provided on campus as well as integrated off-campus services. See www.health.columbia.edu for details. Students who pay the Health Service Fee in Spring are not required to pay the Health Service Fee in Summer. The Summer Trimester Fee applies to new Summer Trimester students only.