6 Credits
  Summer 2018 Fall 2018 Spring 2019 Total

Direct Costs

Tuition 11,028 11,028 11,028 33,084
SIPA Computer Lab Fee 175 175 175 525
University Facilities Fee 233 240 240 718
Student Activity Fee 0 60 60 120
Total Direct Costs 11,436 11,503 11,503 34,442


ESTIMATED Indirect Costs

   
Room/Board 5,765 7,688 9,610 23,063
Books 500 500 500 1,500
Personal Expenses 1,295 1,727 2,160 5,182
Transportation 363 484 605 1,452
Total Indirect Costs 7,923 10,399 12,875 31,197


TOTAL COST

19,359 21,902 24,378 65,639
9 Credits
  summer 2018 Fall 2018 Spring 2019 Total

Direct Costs

Tuition 16,542 16,542 16,542 49,626
SIPA Computer Lab Fee 175 175 175 525
University Facilities Fee 233 240 240 718
Student Activity Fee 0 60 60 120
Total Direct Costs 16,950 17,017 17,017 50,984


ESTIMATED Indirect Costs

   
Room/Board 5,765 7,688 9,610 23,063
Books 500 500 500 1,500
Personal Expenses 1,295 1,727 2,160 5,182
Transportation 363 484 605 1,452
Total Indirect Costs 7,923 10,399 12,875 31,197


TOTAL COST

24,873 27,416 29,892 82,181
12 Credits
  Summer 2018 Fall 2018 Spring 2019 Total

Direct Costs

Tuition 22,056 22,056 22,056 66,168
Medical Insurance 758 1,184 1,926 3,864
Health Service Fee 270 562 562 1,379
SIPA Computer Lab Fee 250 250 250 750
University Facilities Fee 463 500 500 1,463
Student Activity Fee 0 60 60 120
Total Direct Costs 23,778 24,612 25,354 73,744


ESTIMATED Indirect Costs

   
Room/Board 5,765 7,688 9,610 23,063
Books 500 500 500 1,500
Personal Expenses 1,295 1,727 2,160 5,182
Transportation 363 484 605 1,452
Total Indirect Costs 7,923 10,399 12,875 31,197


TOTAL COST

31,701 35,011 38,229 104,941

Additional Notes

Tuition and fees are estimates as of 6/21/2018 and will be updated when the Board of Trustees approves tuition and fees for 2018-19.

EMPA students are charged tuition at a rate of $1,838 per credit. The examples in the different tabs show tuition rates for 6, 9, or 12 credits per semester; actual tuition charges will vary each semester depending on students' individual courseloads.  Please note that some fees become applicable when students enroll for 12 credits (officially a full-time courseload) that are not charged to students enrolled for fewer than 12 credits.

A $105 Document Fee (formerly known as Transcript Fee) will be charged during each student's first semester at Columbia University. 

All international students are charged a $90 International Student Fee each semester as well as an additional $100 I-20 fee during their first semester of enrollment at Columbia.

The total cost of attendance includes both direct and indirect costs. Direct costs are those charged by Columbia University. The tuition and fees indicated above are for the stated year only. Indirect costs are not billed by Columbia and reflect estimated living and miscellaneous expenses incurred by students during the academic year; yours may vary. Figures above do not include expenses of relocating to New York, if applicable.  For information on billing and payments, please visit the University's Student Financial Services website.