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TUITION & FINANCING

Tuition

The Summer 2024 tuition rate is $2,636 per point (credit). Tuition is calculated based on the total points registered for a given semester. Full-time students are registered for 12 or more points in a given semester.

 

Tuition and fees are subject to change pending Board of Trustee approval. The University Fees listed below are Fall 2023 and Spring 2024 rates. Summer 2024 University Fees will be available in March.

Fees

This listing is intended to summarize possible charges that could be incurred against a student’s account. Certain charges depend upon specific circumstances, as noted. Fees that are not billed to the student account, such as course fees or placement test fees, may be required but are not listed here.

Student Activities Fee*

M.S. Students

$300.00 per term

Certificate Students

$250.00 per term

 

University Services and Support Fee**

M.S. Students (Full-time 12+ credits)

$572.00 per term 

M.S. Students (Part-time 1-5.99 credits)

$433.00 per term

Certificate Students (Full-time)

$572.00 per term

 

Certificate Students (Part-time)

$433.00 per term

 

One-Time Document Fee

$105.00 one-time fee for all new students

Orientation Fee (beginning Fall 2021)***

$150.00 one-time fee for all new M.S. students

Late Registration Fees

$50.00 during late registration period

$100.00 after late registration period

International Services Charge

Required of all international students. $135.00 per term

Withdrawal Fee

Required of any student who drops all courses for which he or she has registered. $75.00 per term

Health and Related Services Fee****

Full-time Students (12+ credits)

$682.00 per term 

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Half-time Students (6-11.99 credits)

$341.00 per term 

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Part-time Students (1-5.99 credits)

$205.00 per term 

Technology Fee

$35.00 per term

Funding Opportunities

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EARTH INSTITUTE SUSTAINABILITY MANAGEMENT FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM

 

Prospective Students:

The Earth Institute Sustainability Management (EISS) Fellowship Program provides fellowship funding for use towards the cost of tuition. The Sustainability Management Admissions and Fellowship Committee will determine fellowship recipients and award amounts based on academic and professional merit. All applicants are automatically considered once all program application materials.

Continuing Students:

The Earth Institute Sustainability Management (EISS) Fellowship Program provides fellowship funding for use towards the cost of tuition. The Sustainability Management Fellowship Committee will determine fellowship recipients and award amounts based on academic and professional merit. Students must apply each semester to be considered (application forms will be sent via email to all continuing students). 

LUKSIC SCHOLARSHIP FOR SUSTAINABILITY AT COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY

The Luksic Scholarship for Sustainability offers a transformative opportunity for students who have lived or worked in Chile and are dedicated to contributing to sustainability efforts in the region. This scholarship is designed to foster the next generation of sustainability leaders by covering the entire cost of attendance, including tuition and living expenses.

A total of 2 Scholarships are available each year for candidates who are accepted onto the Master of Science in Sustainability Management program (for Fall terms with classes starting in September) offered at Columbia University’s School of Professional Studies. This degree offers an interdisciplinary approach to sustainability, drawing on expertise from leading academics, researchers, and practitioners, and equips students with advanced policy and management tools to tackle sustainability challenges faced by businesses, NGOs, and governments.

“We are grateful to give more students access to Columbia University and all the resources it offers. Our courses will equip these students with the skills and knowledge to implement change in the Chilean region and in communities that have been on the front lines of climate change.”

- Troy Eggers, Dean of the School of Professional Studies

COURSE READER ROLES

Each semester, the program offers Course Reader positions to highly achieving students on a competitive basis. Students who are awarded these positions assist instructors with the grading of assignments and other administrative duties associated with courses in the program. CourseReaders will receive $3,100.00 per class/per term (applicable for both full and part-time students). Students will also be eligible to apply for the dozens of curricula and grading assistantships offered by other Earth Institute-affiliated graduate and undergraduate programs.

 

Please note: Students serving as Course Readers are encouraged to also apply for fellowship support through the Earth Institute Sustainability Management Fellows Program.

​EARTH INSTITUTE INTERNSHIPS

The Climate School’s Earth Institute offers more than 20 internships to students every academic year. These positions are available throughout the Earth Institute’s research centers, administrative units, and academic programs. Interns are paid an hourly rate of $22, and they may work up to 20 hours per week in the fall and spring semesters, and up to 35 hours per week in the summer. Hiring for internships takes place on a competitive basis.​​

School of Professional Studies Financial Resources​

​The School of Professional Studies works to ensure that the cost of continuing education and professional studies do not stand in the way of students’ goals. Most students at the School use a combination of savings, scholarships, loans, outside grants, sponsors, or employer tuition benefits to cover the cost of attendance. Visit the School’s financial resources website for more information.

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