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Calculate Your Costs

Creating a financial plan begins with evaluating and understanding all of the costs involved with attaining your Columbia education.

The cost of a Columbia education differs from individual to individual depending on many personal choices.  These may include anything from where you decide to live while you attend school to your personal transportation.

With this in mind Columbia’s Student Financial Services has designed tools to assist you in evaluating and determining your individual costs.

Cost of Attendance Budgets

Take a look at our average estimates of what Columbia students are typically spending on their education.


Tuition and Fees

The Tuition and Fees section allows for a quick scan of all of Columbia’s direct costs.  These are fixed costs such as tuition, fees, and on-campus housing for the current year.


Residence Hall Rates



Once you have reviewed the above information you may want to use one of our interactive calculators to estimate your costs and view them in comparison to your estimated financial aid.