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Columbia University Cost

Net Price

Net Price
$17,678/ year
National
$15,403
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $7,169/ year
  • $30-48k
    $4,702/ year
  • $49-75k
    $8,540/ year
  • $76-110k
    $16,018/ year
  • $110k+
    $37,520/ year

Net price is the average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Sticker Price

In-State Tuition
$55,056/ year
Out-of-State Tuition
$55,056/ year
Average Housing Costs
$13,244/ year
Average Meal Plan Cost
$5,318/ year
Books & Supplies
$1,400/ year
Tuition Guarantee Plan
No
Tuition Payment Plan
Yes
Prepaid Tuition Plan
Yes

Loans

Students Taking Out Loans
14%
Average Loan Amount
$8,272/ year
National
$6,857

Financial Aid

Any Financial Aid
58%
Average Total Aid Awarded
$48,926/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Aid
  • Federal Grant Aid
    18%
  • State Grant Aid
    8%
  • Institution Grant Aid
    51%
  • Pell Grant
    18%
Average Aid Awarded
  • Federal Grant Aid
    $6,889
  • State Grant Aid
    $3,668
  • Institution Grant Aid
    $47,043
  • Pell Grant Amount
    $4,662
Poll
Which statement best describes your financial aid experience at this school?
Based on 123 responses
  • It went smoothly, and I received the financial aid I needed.
    31%
  • The process was a hassle, but I received the financial aid I needed.
    24%
  • It was an absolute headache, and it took multiple attempts to receive any aid.
    7%
  • It is an ongoing process that I am still dealing with.
    27%
  • I did not apply for financial aid.
    11%
Financial Aid Website

Overall Value

Value
A+
Based on average net price, earnings potential, student and alumni reviews, and additional factors.
Poll
76%
of students feel like they are getting their money's worth out of their program.38 responses
Graduation Rate
95%
National
48%
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