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Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$59,682 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$45,028 tuition
$11,396 on campus room & board
$1,040 books
$2,218 fees
(Based on stats from 2012/2013)

$59,682 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$45,028 tuition
$11,396 on campus room & board
$1,040 books
$2,218 fees
(Based on stats from 2012/2013)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$35,422 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
61% of students receive aid
18% get federal aid ($7,072 avg)
8% get state aid ($3,586 avg)
52% get institn'l aid ($35,422 avg)
17% get loans ($7,208 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 4.57% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 4.57% change in out-of-state tuition and fees. Amounts shown are estimates only and not guaranteed. For a better estimate, contact the college directly.

Financial Aid

Annual Aid Awarded
Average Amount Percent Awarded
Grant or Scholarship Aid $37,608 53%
Federal Grant Aid $7,072 18%
Pell Grants $4,318 18%
Other Federal Grants $2,926 17%
Institution Grant Aid $35,422 52%
State Grant Aid $3,586 8%
Student Loans $7,208 17%
Federal Loans $5,551 15%
Other Loans $13,707 3%

Merit Aid Available

Merit Aid

Merit Scholarships Available Amount freshman returning transfer graduate
$1,000 R
- R
$2,000 R
Financial Aid Timeline
Financial aid priority deadline: -
Financial aid deadline: March 1
College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about: April 1
Student must reply to financial aid decision by: May 1
Does Columbia University in the City of New York offer...
Prepaid Tuition Plan? Yes
Tuition Payment Plan? Yes
Financial Aid Contact Info
West 116 St and Broadway
New York, NY 10027
(212) 854-1754
Costs Per Credit Hour
In State $1,454
Out of State $1,454


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 2
  • ARFT
  • Oct-21-2013 I am a current student here

    Columbia is definitely one of the most expensive schools in the country. It may be well worth it for some, and not for others. However, the experiences and relationships you'll make here are hard to replicate at other schools.

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  • Andrea from Westtown, NY
  • Jul-17-2013 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    although it is expensive, there is a lot of financial aid especially since it is an ivy league. but they do not offer merit scholarships which is understandable since a lot of its students are top of their class or within the top 15%

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