Tuition Deposit Upon accepting the offer of admission, MA students are required to submit a nonrefundable tuition deposit. The tuition deposit for the following programs is $2,000: MA in Islamic Studies MA in Islamic Studies and Muslim Cultures – Dual Degree with Aga Khan University MA in Medieval and Renaissance Studies MA in Oral History MA in Sociology The tuition deposit for the following programs is $3,500: MA in Biotechnology MA in Modern Art: Critical and Curatorial Studies MA in Quantitative Methods in the Social Sciences The tuition deposit for the following programs is $5,000: MA in Economics MA in Mathematics of Finance MA in Statistics The tuition deposit for all other MA programs is $1,000. The tuition deposit must be submitted through the online application system via a credit card payment and will be credited against the charges for tuition in your student account. The tuition deposit is nonrefundable, with the exception of errors that arise during payment processing. A tuition deposit submitted to Columbia GSAS is not transferable to the payment account of another school at Columbia University. PhD students are not required to submit a tuition deposit.