Tuition, Fees and Estimated Expenses

2016 - 2017 Tuition and Fees
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We believe that the education and resources provided by the School of the Arts support an investment that will yield personal, intellectual and professional gains for the rest of your life. And we realize that meeting the cost of this investment requires careful planning.

For information specific to your situation, follow the link appropriate to your status below;
 

Cost of Attendance


The estimated cost of attending the School of the Arts in 2016 -2017 is detailed in the registration category links above. As you plan for the duration of your program, please note that the cost of attendance rises each year. It is important that you factor this into your financial planning.

The University advises each student to open an account in one of the local banks upon arrival in New York. It can often take as long as three weeks for the first deposit to clear, so the student should be prepared to cover immediate expenses with traveler’s checks or a draft drawn on a local bank. Incoming students should plan on having enough money in the bank when they arrive to cover two months of expenses.

Note: The figures represented here are estimates and are subject to approval by the Trustees of Columbia University. Other fees may apply. Historically, tuition and fees have risen each year.

Fall 2016 bills will be available on August 16, 2016. Payment is due on September 16, 2016.
 
Spring 2017 bills will be available on December 13, 2016. Payment is due on January 27, 2017.
 
Log in to Student Services Online at https://ssol.columbia.edu
to view your statements.
 
Fee Payment Policies and Deadlines
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For the most current guide to fees and payments, including late payment and registration fees, visit www.columbia.edu/cu/sfs.
 
 
Billing
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All students are billed electronically via their Columbia UNI account, and each bill is called a Student Account Statement. Students are sent a link to the first Student Account Statement for the fall term in early August and the first Student Account Statement for the spring semester in early December. This can also be found at ssol.columbia.edu. The payment due date will be in early September for the fall semester and late January for the spring semester. The first Student Account Statement of each term will reflect anticipated charges and anticipated credits based on the student’s registration. These charges and credits will change from anticipated to actual on subsequent bills. New charges may appear if a student makes schedule changes or registers for a class with a course fee. Similarly, new credits will appear when payments are received and financial aid is disbursed.
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