The total cost of attendance includes a combination of tuition, fees, books, room and board, and personal expenses for the 2019-2020 academic year. Click here for 2019-2020 tuition costs. (See also MPH/MHA tuition and fees cost.)
(Note to PhD Applicants: PhD applicants must apply for financial aid through the School of Public Health but should review Graduate School of Arts & Sciences for information on tuition and fees.)
Executive MS Program Fee
Student Activity Fee
Health Service Fee
Aetna Health Insurance Gold*
One-Time Transcript Fee (New Students Only)
International Students and Scholars Fee
The Aetna insurance and SHS contract are for the entire contract policy (12 month) year: August 17 to August 16, although charges are applied per semester to match financial aid awards. Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health now offers a gold plan and a platinum plan. A change in status such as (but not limited to) full time to part/half time or a leave will not release students from spring charges. Students covered by comparable medical insurance of their own may elect to waive this fee. Waiver forms can be found on the Student Health Services site.
Living Expenses (Room and Board)
Billing & Payment Options
Payment for the semester is due by the end of the University's official Change of Program period, and the University strongly prefers that student account payments be made online via the secure E-Billing website. For additional billing information and payment options please visit Payment Options.
* pending approval by Columbia University Trustees