Tuition & Fees
Dual BA students will be charged the tuition rate of the institution they are currently attending. Students in the first two years of the program will be charged the Sciences Po tuition rate, while students in the final two years of the program will be charged the Columbia University School of General Studies tuition rate.
The tuition fees system distinguishes between two major categories of students:
Students whose tax residence is in the European Union pay fees according to a sliding scale from €0 to €13,000/year for the undergraduate program, depending on total declared income and the size of household. The sliding scale tuition is made possible by Sciences Po-funded scholarships available to students within the European Union.
Students whose tax residence is not in the European Union will pay fees of €13,000/year for the undergraduate program.
All students at Columbia University School of General Studies are charged tuition on a per-point basis. The approximate average annual cost of full-time attendance at the University for the 2021-2022 academic year is as follows:
Tuition per point: $1,948
Tuition for a 32-point program: $62,336
Tuition for 17 credits or more, per term: $33,116
Fees: Total fees vary based on enrollment status. See Tuition and Fees for more information.
Approximate cost of living (room and board) and personal expenses (books, local commuting costs, and miscellaneous expenses): $27,275
Visit the GS website for more information about tuition, fees, and living expenses
Students pay their Sciences Po tuition in either one lump sum for the academic year or in four installments in June, December, February, and April. Payment is made via wire transfer to Sciences Po directly, and students will be asked to note their preferences as they complete the Sciences Po administrative registration process over the summer.
For more information, see the Sciences Po website.
Enrolled students are billed by term. Students may view their account balance in Student Services Online (SSOL).
Payment for the term is due by the end of the University’s official Change of Program period, in accordance with the academic calendar (the end of the second week of classes for the spring and fall semesters; for summer, see the Columbia Summer website).
Charges incurred throughout the term will be billed periodically and are due by the date listed on the Student Account Statement, available in SSOL.
Payments are processed by Student Financial Services (SFS). Please visit the SFS website for specific information on payment options. For more information on tuition and fee policies, visit the School of General Studies website.