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 2021-2022 academic year. View the estimated cost of attendance for 2022-2023 here

For definitions of the registration categories listed below, please click here.

GSAS students will not be permitted to register for more than 20 points per semester for the 2021-2022 academic year.

Please note that students enrolled on student visas are required to register as full-time students.

MA in Biotechnology


MA in Mathematics of Finance

MA in Economics

MA in Statistics

MA in Statistics-Hybrid Program

Free-Standing Masters Programs: International and World History

All Other Master's Programs

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

  • Health and Insurance Fees
  • Other University Fees

Health and Insurance Fees – Morningside Campus

Health Service Fee
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

The following table lists estimated living expenses based upon reasonable expenditures over the nine-month 2021-2022 academic year. Students may incur additional expenses that are not covered by the standard cost of attendance, such as the purchase of a computer, medical expenses not covered by insurance, conference expenses, etc.

Additional Budget Allowances


Special Programs

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 2021