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Bill Estimator

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The Bill Estimator tool is intended to assist with your financial planning for the year, and it does not reflect the final Columbia bill, which may also include other charges (e.g. course fees, Flex charges, a prior year balance, etc.).

Student Financial Services expects to email the first Fall term E-Bill on August 14 and it is due on September 22. Please see their website for the billing schedule.

The E-Bill represents your account activity as of the day the bill is generated. After this date, you can view your current student account activity using SSOL. You will need to log into SSOL, click on ‘Account’ and then click on ‘View Student Account Detail By Term’. The most up-to-date calculation of your balance due will be listed at the bottom of the page.


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Your - Bill Estimate

Fall Spring Total
Tuition $ $ $
Student Life Fee $ $ $
Health Service Fee $ $ $
Orientation Fee $ $ $
Transcript Fee $ $ $
Columbia Medical Insurance $ $ $
Housing $ $ $
Meal Plan $ $ $
Total Charges $ $ $
Federal, State and Institutional Aid $ $ $
Admissions Deposit $ $ $
Outside Scholarships, Tuition Benefits, External Funding $ $ $
Loans $ $ $
Credits $ $ $
Estimated Amount Due $ $ $
Estimated Credit $ $ $
  • Federal Direct student/parent loans have an Origination Fee that is subtracted from the total borrowed amount. The Bill Estimator shows the net loan amount. For more information about loan eligibility and fees, please see Education Loans.
  • The estimated amount due does NOT include non-billed expenses (books/supplies, personal & travel expenses). You can find estimated non-billed expenses on the Facts and Figures section of our website.
  • For most course fees, automatic course fee waivers are awarded to students receiving Columbia grant. This excludes physical education courses.
  • Please see available financing options.
  • The Kosher meal plan cost is 10% higher than the amount reflected above. Financial aid recipients are encouraged to contact our office to discuss the possibility of additional grant to cover this cost.
  • To understand how your bill may change if you are studying abroad, please speak with a financial aid officer.
  • Students participating in the Juilliard program will be assessed a Juilliard Exchange Fee of $4,293 per term and per instrument/program which is not calculated in the charges listed above.