Tuition is determined by a registration category known as a Residence Unit.  A student must complete two Residence Units and at least 30 course credits to graduate. 

The breakdown of Registration Categories: 
Full Residence Unit (RU) 20 credits maximum (RESI G0001, call # 99991)
Extended Residence (ER) 20 credits maximum (EXRS G0001, call # 77771) Required after completion of two Residence Units
Summer Extended Residence (ER) 20 credits maximum (EXRS UN0001, call # 10009)       If summer classes count for graduation. 
Half Residence Unit (HR) Three courses maximum (RESI G0002, call # 99992)
Quarter Residence Unit (QR) Two courses maximum (RESI G0003, call # 99993)

For specific questions about Tuition and RU’s, please reach out to the Office of Financial Aid at GSAS.  Registering for an RU is the same process as for your classes. 

Full-time course schedule for the Online (first) semester.  Register for one RU.  (Each course has 3 points for a total of 12 points.) 

  • Probability (GR5203, Section D04) 1st half of the semester – Core Course
  • Inference (GR5204, Section D04) 2nd half of the semester – Core Course
  • Linear Regression Models (GR5205, Section D05) full semester – Core Course
  • Statistical Computation & Introduction to Data Science (GR5206, Section D01) full semester

Tuition and Residence Units for International Students

International students in F-1 status must complete the program within three semesters: 

  • Fall (Year One – Four Online Courses) – RU
  • Spring (Year One – On Campus) – RU
  • Students may opt to take summer courses on campus.
  • Fall (Year Two – On Campus) – ER

Health Insurance Fees

Students do not need to enroll in the Columbia Student Medical Insurance Plan during the online portion of the Hybrid Program.  Upon arrival for the on campus portion of the program, students will automatically be enrolled in a CU health insurance plan unless selecting to waive out.  This is an additional fee that all full time students on campus incur per semester. Please see the GSAS website for more information on Health insurance. Students can also visit the Columbia Health Website for additional details.

Other Fees

There are additional fees that are incurred once arriving for the on campus portion (Spring Year 1 semester) of the program. Please refer to the GSAS Guide on student fees for more information.

Paying Your Student Account

Payment is due before the end of Change of Program period.  For more information on when and how to pay your bills please view Bills & Payments Basics.  For your Amount due and to view the current student account balance please visit:  Student Services Online (SSOL). For more comprehensive information about billing and payments or to learn about payment plans, please visit: Student Financial Services: Paying your Student Account. Quick links for Tuition and Fees in Graduate School of Arts and Sciences: