Tuition and Fees

The total cost of attendance includes tuition, fees, books, room and board, and personal expenses for the 2015-2016 academic year, pending Columbia University trustee approval. Click here for 2015-2016 tuition costs across programs. (See also MS and Doctoral Tuition and Costs.)

The fees listed below are for the MPH programs. Note: Some programs have caps on the number of points taken per semester, and classes taken during the summer of 2015 will be charged $1,560 per point.

For more information, please visit the Tuition and Credit Limit Policy of our Student handbook.

Program Fees


Fall 2015

Spring 2016

Student Activity Fee 
Helps cover the costs of student events and activities and supports student organizations



Health Service Fee
Charged to all full-time students to cover use of campus health service clinic



Aetna Health Insurance Premium*



One-Time Transcript Fee (new students only)



International Students and Scholars Fee



Executive MHA/MPH Program Fee

$1,750 (new students)
$1,500 (continuing students)

$1,750 (new students)
$1,500 (continuing students)

HPM Program Fee



Computer Fee



Additional Costs



Living Expenses (Room and Board for two semesters)




Personal Expenses



Billing and Payment Options

Payment for the semester is due by the end of the official Change of Program period. Student account payments should be made online via the secure E-Billing website. For additional billing information and payment options please visit Payment Options.


**Health Insurance: Although charges are applied per semester to match financial aid awards, the Aetna insurance and SHS contract are for the entire contract policy (12 months from August 17, 2015 to August 16, 2016). A change in status (from full time to part time or taking a leave) will not release students from spring charges. If you are less than half-time in the Spring, you will still be charged medical insurance during the semester. Students covered by comparable medical insurance of their own may elect to waive this fee. Waiver forms can be found on the Student Health Service website.