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Tuition and Fees

Listed below are the estimated costs (USD) for each program. The University applies a conservative and modest estimate of indirect expenses, based on average costs. Direct costs are: Tuition, University Fees, and Health Insurance. Indirect costs are: Books & Supplies, Transportation, and Personal Expenses. For planning purposes, 3% increase should be anticipated each year. 

To view a schedule of when Tuition for the upcoming semester must be paid please see our Office of Student Financial Services.

 

2018-2019 Estimated Total Cost of Attendance for the MDE Program

BILLED EXPENSES  
Tuition (full-time per year)1 $82,234
University Fees2 $2,936
Health Insurance3 $3,968
Total Tuition billed expenses $89,138

Projected 2019/2020 Tuition/Fees
The summer 2019 flat rate tuition for new full-time MDE students will be $27,680, with a projected increase of 3% for the fall and spring terms. Projected increases in tuition are determined by the Board of Trustee of Columbia University when they convene in June. 

1Full-time flat rate fee for first 3 terms.
2Includes mandatory Health Service Fee
3All students must have health coverage.  Purchase of the School’s plan is optional. Rate based on school basic - The 90 Plan

Billed expenses are subject to change without prior notice. Changes to a student’s program or course load may result in additional tuition charges and fees.

 

 

2018-2019 Estimated Total Cost of Attendance for the DNP Seamless Program

BILLED EXPENSES  
Tuition (full-time per year)1 $41,980
University Fees2 $2,134
Health Insurance3 $3210
Total Tuition billed expenses $47,324
Projected 2019/2020 Tuition/Fees
DNP and PhD students will see a projected increase of 3% over current flat rate charges in fall and spring. Projected increases in tuition are determined by the Board of Trustee of Columbia University when they convene in June. 
 

1Full-time flat rate fee for first fall & spring terms.
2Includes mandatory Health Service Fee
3All students must have health coverage.  Purchase of the School’s plan is optional. Rate based on school basic - The 90 Plan

Billed expenses are subject to change without prior notice. Changes to a student’s program or course load may result in additional tuition charges and fees.

 

 

2018-2019 Estimated Total Cost of Attendance for the Post-RN Doctor of Nursing Practice (Post-RN DNP)

BILLED EXPENSES  
Tuition (full-time per year)1 $62,358
University Fees2 $2,936
Health Insurance3 $3,968
Total Tuition billed expenses $69,262
Projected 2019/2020 Tuition/Fees
DNP and PhD students will see a projected increase of 3% over current flat rate charges in fall and spring. Projected increases in tuition are determined by the Board of Trustee of Columbia University when they convene in June. 
 
1Full-time flat rate fee for first fall & spring terms.
2Includes mandatory Health Service Fee
3All students must have health coverage.  Purchase of the School’s plan is optional. Rate based on school basic - The 90 Plan

Billed expenses are subject to change without prior notice. Changes to a student’s program or course load may result in additional tuition charges and fees.
 
 

2018-2019 Estimated Total Cost of Attendance for the MS Program

BILLED EXPENSES  
Tuition (full-time per year)1 $55,368
University Fees2 $2,936
Health Insurance3 $3,968
Total Tuition billed expenses $62,272
Projected 2019/2020 Tuition/Fees
MS students will see a projected increase of 3% over current per point charges for fall and spring. Projected increases in tuition are determined by the Board of Trustee of Columbia University when they convene in June. 
 
1Full-time flat rate fee for first fall & spring terms.
2Includes mandatory Health Service Fee
3All students must have health coverage.  Purchase of the School’s plan is optional. Rate based on school basic - The 90 Plan

Billed expenses are subject to change without prior notice. Changes to a student’s program or course load may result in additional tuition charges and fees.
 
 

2018-2019 Estimated Total Cost of Attendance for the PhD Program

BILLED EXPENSES  
Tuition (full-time per year)1 $40,720
University Fees2 $2,189
Health Insurance3 $3,210
Total Tuition billed expenses $46,119
Projected 2019/2020 Tuition/Fees
DNP and PhD students will see a projected increase of 3% over current flat rate charges in fall and spring. Projected increases in tuition are determined by the Board of Trustee of Columbia University when they convene in June. 
 

1Full-time flat rate fee for first fall & spring terms.
2Includes mandatory Health Service Fee
3All students must have health coverage.  Purchase of the School’s plan is optional. Rate based on school basic - The 90 Plan

Billed expenses are subject to change without prior notice. Changes to a student’s program or course load may result in additional tuition charges and fees.

 

ESTIMATED OTHER EXPENSES4

Books & Supplies $2,050
Transportation $1,452
Living Expenses5 $26,100
Personal Expenses $2,400
Loan Fees $2,094
Total Tuition billed expenses $34,096

4Amounts for other expenses vary based upon student's selection of books, supplies, and living arrangements.
5Estimated Rent, Food, & Utilities at $2,175 per month. Actual expenses may vary.

Estimated other expenses will be reevaluated before the start of the new year and included in your financial aid package. 
 
 

Financial Aid Appeals Process

In determining the budget, the University applies a conservative and modest estimate of living expenses to all students. Students who face higher costs due to extenuating circumstances may request a budget increase by submitting a formal appeal along with appropriate documentation. The appeal form allows the Office of Financial Aid to examine selected education related expenses and evaluate a student's option for additional loan funding. If approved, the budget increase would allow students to borrow additional loan funds, subject to lender or Department of Education approval. You will need to submit a Budget Appeal Form with the required documentation to the Office of Financial Aid. The appeal may take 12-15 business days to process. Decisions are based upon your provided documentation and are directed by administrative parameters previously established by Columbia University School of Nursing. All decisions are final. Once a decision is made on a student's appeal request, an email will be sent to the student.