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Paying for Columbia University

Tuition Scoreboard
Undergraduate$61,671
Graduate$51,194
Books & Supplies$1,318
On-Campus Living Costs $14,614
Off-Campus Living Costs $23,715

Columbia University 2021 Tuition & Fees and COA

For the academic year 2020-2021, the undergraduate tuition & fees at Columbia University in the City of New York is $61,671. The graduate school tuition & fees are $51,194. The Living costs besides the tuition & fees are reported as $14,614 when a student lives on campus and $23,715 when a student lives off-campus.
Its total costs of attendance (COA) is $77,603 when a student lives on campus and $86,704 when living off-campus for the academic year 2019-2020. It includes tuition, fees, book & supplies costs, room & board, and other living expenses. The following table and chart illustrate the COA by living preferences and tuition rates.
2020-2021 COA
On-CampusOff-Campus
Total Costs$77,603$86,704
Tuition & Fees$61,671
Books & Supplies$1,318
Room & Board$12,394$18,360
Other Expenses$2,220$5,355
Average Financial Aid$41,752
Total Costs After Receiving Aid$35,851$44,952
[Chart] 2021 Cost of Attendance

Undergraduate Tuition & Fees

For the academic year 2020-2021, the undergraduate tuition & fees are $61,671. The undergraduate tuition rates are increased by 1.80% compared to academic year 2019-2020.
2021 Undergraduate Tuition & Fees
Columbia University in the City of New York
201820192020 2021
Tuition & Fees$51,640 $53,425 $60,578 $61,671
[Chart]2021 Undergraduate Tuition & Fees

Graduate Tuition & Fees

For the academic year 2020-2021, the graduate tuition & fees are $51,194. The graduate program tuition rates are increased by 2.45% compared to academic year 2019-2020.
2021 Graduate School Tuition & Fees
Columbia University in the City of New York
201820192020 2021
Tuition & Fees$46,956 $48,390 $49,968 $51,194
[Chart] 2021 Graduate Tuition & Fees

Books & Supplies

For the academic year 2020-2021, the average costs for purchasing books and course supllies is $1,318. The following table and charts illustrate the changes of the books & supplies costs at Columbia University in the City of New York.
2021 Books & Supplies Costs
Columbia University in the City of New York
201820192020 2021
Books & Supplies $1,400 $1,270 $1,294 $1,318
[Chart] 2021 Books & Supplies Costs

Living Costs

For the academic year 2020-2021, the average costs for living costs at Columbia University in the City of New York is $14,614 when living on campus and $23,715 when living off-campus . The on-campus living costs are decreased by -12.33% compared to academic year 2019-2020. The off-campus living costs are increased by 2.33% compared to academic year 2019-2020.
Living Costs
Columbia University in the City of New York
201820192020 2021
On-CampusRoom & Board $13,644$14,016$13,644$12,394
Other Expenses $1,947$2,140$1,947$2,220
Off-CampusRoom & Board $17,370$17,685$17,370$18,360
Other Expenses $4,995$5,085$4,995$5,355
[Chart] 2021 Room & Boards and other Living Costs