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Columbia Tuition & Cost

New York, New York

How much does it cost to attend?

Sticker Price
$76,856
Costs for Columbia University in the City of New York
Fee Cost
Tuition$56,608
Books and Supplies$1,270
Other Fees$2,822
Room and Board $14,016
Other Expenses Budget$2,140

Annual Prices

The annual list price to attend Columbia University in the City of New York on a full time basis for 2018/2019 is $76,856 for all students regardless of their residency. This fee is comprised of $56,608 for tuition, $14,016 room and board, $1,270 for books and supplies and $2,822 for other fees. Out of state tuition for Columbia University in the City of New York is $56,608, the same as New York residents.

All price data is sourced from the 2018/2019 U.S. Department of Education National Center for Education Statistics survey.
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Net Price

Net price is indicative of what it actually costs to attend Columbia University in the City of New York when typical grants and scholarships are considered. The net price varies by family income and financial need.

Average Net Price 2017/2018
$22,824
Net Price by Income Columbia University in the City of New York
Family Income Net Price Paid
$0 to $30,000$10,917
$30,001 to $48,000$6,596
$48,001 to $75,000$7,648
$75,001 to $110,000$17,463
$110,000+$42,912

The average reported annual net price for Columbia University in the City of New York for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $22,824 in 2017/2018. Net price includes tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and average cost for room and board and other expenses

Financial Aid

Finanical Aid Columbia University in the City of New York
Type Avg./Student Students Receiving
Annual Total Grant Aid $49,185 52%
Pell Grant $4,822 17%
Federal Student Loan $5,675 11%

The average reported annual net price for Columbia University in the City of New York for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $22,824 in 2017/2018.

Student Loans

To gauge a more realistic picture of what it may really cost you out of pocket to go to Columbia University in the City of New York, we've modeled a ten year student loan with an original principal value of $76,292. The loan balance of $76,292 is a four year multiple of the $19,073 average net price. This is a estimate of what you could owe upon graduation if you were to qualify for average financial aid and what a degree really may cost. Should you not qualify for financial aid, you may owe significantly more when you graduate. Based on these assumptions, a monthly repayment of $792 could be required to satisfy your student loan.

Please note that financial aid is not guaranteed and is only available for qualifying students. Federal Student Loans are not grants and must be repaid with interest. The current Stafford loan interest rate is 4.529%.

Example Loan $76,292
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 4.5%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $791.75
Total Interest Paid $18,717.41
Sum of All Loan Payments $95,009.41

Projected 4 Year Degree Price

4 Year Sticker Price
$307,424
Year All Residents
1 $76,856
2 $80,809
3 $84,965
4 $89,336

Based on published tuition prices, we estimate the current cost of a 4 year bachelor's degree and living expenses at Columbia University in the City of New York to be $307,424 - assuming graduation in normal time. The estimation assumes a 5.1% annual increase over the next 4 years which has been the recent trend for this school.

Credit Hour Cost and Price per Class

Credit Hour and Class Costs at Columbia University in the City of New York
Price Per Credit 3 Credit Class 4 Credit Class
All Residents $1,822 $5,466 $7,288

Estimated cost for a class at Columbia University in the City of New York based on published credit hour prices. Note that not all schools allow single class enrollment. These prices should be used for comparison purposes as to how much it may cost to take a class at Columbia University in the City of New York versus other colleges.

Tuition Payment Plans Available

Columbia University in the City of New York Payment Plans
Tuition Payment Plan Yes
Prepaid Tuition Plan Yes
Alternative Tuition Plan Yes
Guaranteed Tuition Plan No

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=190150 IPEDS survey data for Columbia University in the City of New York.


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