Tuition and Fees 2023-24
This 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. Student status is calculated by the number of credit hours registered, where full time is 9 credit hours (5 in the summer). Part time is 8 or fewer hours in the fall/spring, and 4 or fewer hours in the summer.
|2023-24 Graduate tuition and fees||Costs|
|Tuition costs||See below|
|International application fee||$100|
|Fees Full-Time; 9 or more credit hours (flat per-semester)||$444|
|U-Pass fee, per semester (full-time or credit-bearing thesis students only)*||$153|
|Course Auditing fee**||$200|
|Thesis Continuance Course fee***||$500|
*Estimated cost for 2023-24; final cost is pending Chicago Transit Authority approval.
**A graduate student may audit an undergraduate course. While tuition will not be charged for the audited course, this fee will be assessed per audited course.
***A student registers for 0 credit thesis and pays the Thesis Continuance fee when they have reached the allowable number of thesis repeats for 1 credit hour or greater. The allowable number of repeats varies by graduate program.
|2022-23 Part-time graduate student fees||Cost|
|6-8 credit hours (flat per-semester)||$332|
|1-5 credit hours (flat per-semester)||$179|
|Graduate Program||Cost per Credit Hour|
Master of Arts Management (MAM)
Cinema and Television Directing (MFA)
Cinema and Television Producing (MFA)
European Devised Performance Practice (MFA)
Music Composition for the Screen (MFA)
Interdisciplinary Arts and Media (MFA)
Interdisciplinary Book and Paper Arts (MFA)
Entrepreneurship for Creatives (MA)
Dance/Movement Therapy and Counseling (MA)