Tuition and Fees 2022-23
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.
|2022-23 Graduate tuition and fees||Costs|
|Tuition costs||See below|
|International application fee||$100|
|Fees Full-Time; 9 or more credit hours (flat per-semester)||$435|
|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 2022-23; 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)||$325|
|1-5 credit hours (flat per-semester)||$175|
|Graduate Program||Cost per Credit Hour|
Interdisciplinary Arts and Media (MFA)
Interdisciplinary Book and Paper Arts (MFA)
Dance/Movement Therapy and Counseling (MA)