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Cost of Attendance

The cost of attendance (COA) represents a student's maximum financial-aid eligibility and consists of tuition and fees plus estimated living expenses. To see the full list of tuition and fees for the Postbac Premed Program, visit the Tuition and Fees Chart. Because Postbac Premed students may complete their programs in a time and manner that works for them, no single figure that represents the cost of attendance. The calculator below provides an estimated cost based on a student's proposed course-load and living situation.

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Part-time students have the option to enroll in the Health Service Program. The Health Service fee allows students to enroll in the Health Service Program and grants access to the programs and services provided on-campus through the five Health Services departments, as well as coverage for specific off-campus services.

Part-time students have the option to enroll in the Health Service Program. The Health Service fee allows students to enroll in the Health Service Program and grants access to the programs and services provided on-campus through the five Health Services departments, as well as coverage for specific off-campus services.

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Enter the cost of your monthly rent, maintenance fee, or mortgage payment plus utilities costs (i.e., electricity, gas, water, phone, internet service, and cable bills). To learn more about the costs of living in New York City, please see Living Expenses.

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Enter an estimate of how much you spend each month on groceries and eating out at restaurants. To learn more about the prices of groceries and restaurants in New York City, please see Living Expenses.

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Enter an estimate of your monthly transportation expenses. This could include public transit costs (for example, your Metrocard or train/bus pass), cab fare, parking costs, fuel, etc.

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Enter an estimate of how much you spend on personal living expenses monthly. Personal living expenses could be defined as anything from child care costs and your monthly cell phone service to purchases you make at the drug store.

Tuition

2014-2015
For students enrolled in fewer than 17 points, tuition is billed per semester at $1,570 per point.

Fees

Student Life – The Student Life fee supports student activities, provides access to the facilities at the Dodge Physical Fitness Center, and Lerner Hall, supports enhancements for the libraries and computer networks, and entitles you to the use of computer labs, laser printers, and unlimited email. The fee is mandatory.

Health Service – The Health Service fee allows students to enroll in the Health Service Program and grants access to the programs and services provided on-campus through the five Health Services departments, as well as coverage for specific off-campus services. The fee is mandatory for all full-time students and all students who enroll in the Columbia Student Medical Insurance Plan. Part-time students have the option to enroll in the Health Service Program.

Student Medical Insurance Plan – University policy mandates that all full-time students be insured in a medical insurance plan. Full-time students will be automatically enrolled in the Student Medical Insurance Plan. Part-time students have the option to enroll in the Student Medical Insurance Plan. Students may choose to enroll in either the Gold or Platinum level (formerly Basic and Comprehensive Levels) of the Student Medical Insurance Plan. Full-time students who are already covered under another medical insurance plan may submit a request to have their enrollment in the Student Medical Insurance Plan waived.

Orientation Fee – The Orientation Fee funds Orientation Week activities. The fee is mandatory for all new students.

Transcript Fee – The Transcript Fee entitles you to copies of your transcript at no additional charge, in perpetuity. The fee is mandatory for all new students.

Expenses

Books - The estimate for books is based on full-time enrollment; if you enroll for fewer than 12 point, your books expenses will be commensurately less. The figures given above are estimates. Your actual expenses will vary.

Please note: This calculator tool has been provided to give you a sense of what your estimated cost of attendance may be, it is not an official determinant of your costs.