We recognize that the pursuit of graduate studies represents a significant investment in time and financial resources. The budgets are designed to help you in financial planning, based on a a moderate student lifestyle.

 

Tuition & Fees, 2018-2019 (Estimated)

 

Visit Student Financial Services for the complete University guide, as well as any updates, to billing, payments and financial aid. Note that tuition is set by the University Board of Trustees and is subject to change. You visit the Graduate Engineering Aid for more information.

Budget for 30-credit programs: MSIE and MSOR 2018-19 (Estimated)1

Educational Expenses Amount
Tuition (30 pts at $2,018 per point) $60,540
Mandatory fees3 $3,265
Health and related services $1,122
Books and supplies4 $1,580
Total Educational Expenses5 $66,507
Living Expenses Amount
Room and board6 $19,792
Personal expenses $3,300
Total Living Expenses5 $23,092
Total MSIE/MSOR Student Budget $89,599

Budget for 36-credit programs: MSFE, MSBA, and MS&E 2018-19 (Estimated)2

Educational Expenses Amount
Tuition (36 pts at $2,018 per point) $72,648
Mandatory fees3 $4,061
Health and related services $1,122
Books and supplies4 $1,580
Total Educational Expenses5 $79,411
Living Expenses Amount
Room and board6 $27,267
Personal expenses $4,950
Total Living Expenses5 $32,217
Total MSFE/MSBA/MS&E Student Budget $111,628

1  This budget assumes that the student is enrolled full time and will complete the degree program within two semesters.

2  This budget assumes that the student is enrolled full time and will complete the degree program within one calendar year (Fall, Spring, Summer semesters). Students who elect to extend their studies will incur addition fees and personal expenses.

3  Mandatory fees include: International Student fee of $90 per term, Facilities Fee of $535 per term, a one-time transcript fee of $105 and a MS Program Fee of $1,000 per term. The MS Program Fee is $1,000 per term for full-time students, and $500 per term for part-time students taking less than 12 points. Students taking summer courses will also be assessed a $296 Facilities Fee for the summer term. For more information, please visit Student Financial Services.

4  This amount will vary, depending on the coursework selected by the students. Amount estimated by Columbia Financial Aid Office.

5  Students may incur additional costs that are not included in the total year budget. Such costs include: election to purchase comprehensive medical insurance, medical expenses not covered by insurance, study tours, computer and software, etc.

6  This is an estimate provided by Columbia Financial Aid Office.

Tuition & Fees, 2017-2018

Visit Student Financial Services for the complete University guide, as well as any updates, to billing, payments and financial aid. Note that tuition is set by the University Board of Trustees and is subject to change. 

Budget for 30-credit programs: MSIE and MSOR (Estimated)1

Educational Expenses Amount
Tuition (30 pts at $1937 per point) $58,110
Mandatory fees3 $3,043
Health services & insurance $3,200
Books and supplies4 $1,580
Total Educational Expenses5 $65,933
Living Expenses Amount
Room and board6 $19,792
Personal expenses $3,300
Total Living Expenses $23,092
Total MSIE/MSOR Student Budget $89,025

Budget for 36-credit programs: MSFE and MS&E 2017-18 (Estimated)2

Educational Expenses Amount
Tuition (36 pts at $1937 per point) $69,732
Mandatory fees3 $3,705
Health services & insurance $3,200
Books and supplies4 $1,590
Total Educational Expenses5 $78,217
Living Expenses Amount
Room and board6 $27,267
Personal expenses $4,950
Total Living Expenses  $32,217
Total MSFE/MS&E Student Budget $110,434

1  This budget assumes that the student is enrolled full time and will complete the degree program within two semesters.

2  This budget assumes that the student is enrolled full time and will complete the degree program within one calendar year (Fall, Spring, Summer semesters). Students who elect to extend their studies will incur addition fees and personal expenses.

3  Mandatory fees include: International Student fee of $50 per term, Facilities Fee of $469 per term, a one-time transcript fee of $105 and a MS Program Fee of $1,000 per term. The MS Program Fee is $1,000 per term for full-time students, and $500 per term for part-time students taking less than 12 points. Students taking summer courses will also be assessed a $162 Facilities Fee for the summer term. For more information, please visit Student Financial Services.

4  This amount will vary, depending on the coursework selected by the students. Amount estimated by Columbia Financial Aid Office.

5  Students may incur additional costs that are not included in the total year budget. Such costs include: election to purchase comprehensive medical insurance, medical expenses not covered by insurance, study tours, computer and software, etc.

6  This is an estimate provided by Columbia Financial Aid Office.