Cost of Attendance

When making your financial plans, it is necessary to consider tuition and fees as well as living expenses in estimating the overall cost of attendance (COA). The following is the estimated cost of attendance for the 2024-2025 academic year.

MA Students: The Financial Aid Office has created a helpful MA Billing Calculator to assist you in determining your directly billed costs for the Fall and Spring semesters.

MA in Biotechnology


MA in Mathematics of Finance and Statistics

MA in Economics

All Other Master's Programs

Special Programs: For information about the programs in International and World History and Japanese Pedagogy, see below.

International and World History (London)

In the first year of the program at Columbia, students will be charged the tuition rates listed above in the "All Other Master's Programs" section.

In the second year of the program at the London School of Economics, students will be charged LSE tuition rates.

Summer MA Program in Japanese Pedagogy

Tuition for Summer 2024

Degree: $19,480
Non-degree: $6,604
Advanced Standing: $14,662

  • Health and Insurance Fees
  • Other University Fees

Health and Insurance Fees – Morningside Campus

Health Service Fees
Columbia Student Medical Insurance (may be waived with proof of equivalent coverage)

Other University Fees

Provides access to the facilities at the Dodge Physical Fitness Center and Lerner Hall and supports enhancements for the libraries and computer networks

One-Time Fees

Loan Fees

Federal student loans have loan fees that are a percentage of the total loan amount. The loan fee is deducted proportionately from each loan disbursement.

All programs, excluding programs below:
Federal Unsubsidized Stafford Loan: $204
Federal Direct Graduate PLUS Loan: $1,804

American Studies, European History, Politics, and Society, Human Rights, Islamic Studies, Islamic Studies and Muslim Cultures (MA with Aga Khan University Institute for Muslim Civilizations in London), Jewish Studies, Medieval and Renaissance Studies Modern European Studies, South Asian Studies,

Federal Unsubsidized Stafford Loan: $198
Federal Direct Graduate PLUS Loan: $1,752

The Climate School
Federal Unsubsidized Stafford Loan: $197
Federal Direct Graduate PLUS Loan: $2,030

The following table lists estimated indirect expenses based upon reasonable expenditures over the 9-month 2024-2025 academic year. Students may incur additional expenses that are not covered by the standard COA, such as the purchase of a computer, medical expenses not covered by insurance, conference expenses, etc.

Additional Budget Allowances