Will You go to Columbia for Free Thanks to the G.I. Bill®?
How much will attending Columbia University in the City of New York cost you? Below you'll find a breakdown of the G.I. Bill® tuition assistance and more for Columbia.
Why is the G.I. Bill® Important?
G.I. Bill® Tuition assistance is limited. Check out below if Columbia's tuition is covered. Be sure to check out the G.I. Bill® information for each school you're considering because each school's coverage varies.
Veterans Typically Attend Columbia University in the City of New York for no More Than $37,204
If you qualify for full benefits under the Post-9/11 GI Bill® we estimate that your yearly out of pocket cost to attend Columbia University in the City of New York should not be more than $37,204.
|Veteran Sticker Price||$85,047|
|Guaranteed Post-9/11 Benefits||$47,843|
|Total Out Of Pocket||$37,204|
Private College Tuition Not Covered by GI Bill® Benefits
Even if you qualify for full benefits, the tuition and fees charged by Columbia University in the City of New York will not be fully covered. Columbia University in the City of New York charges $60,578 a year for tuition and fees but your maximum Post-9/11 benefit is only $20,235. In order to make up the shortfall you will need some additional aid from the college and/or government.
|Veteran Tuition And Fees||$60,578|
|Guaranteed Post-9/11 Benefit*||$20,235|
|Total Out Of Pocket||$40,343|
|*Note: The tuition benefit is capped at the lessor of the actual tuition charged to you or $20,235.|
Yellow Ribbon Program Participant But With Limitations
If you have tuition and fees charges that are not covered by your Post-9/11 benefits, you may be able to get additional assistance in the form of a Yellow Ribbon Award. While Columbia University in the City of New York participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program, it places some limitations on the awards it grants, so your participation in this program is not guaranteed.
Columbia University in the City of New York awarded a total of $3,220,151 in Yellow Ribbon benefits last year. This was split among 404 veterans for an average award of $7,971 ($15,941 after government matching).
The following table may show you how likely you are to have outstanding tuition costs covered by the Yellow Ribbon Program at Columbia University in the City of New York. Remember, contributions from the college will be matched by the VA.
|Degree Level||Division or School||Max Number of Students||Max Contribution (after matching)||Tuition After Max Contribution|
|Graduate||College of Dental Medicine||4||$10,000||$30,343|
|Graduate||College of Physicians and Surgeons||4||$12,000||$28,343|
|Graduate||FU Foundation School of Engineering & Applied Science||5||$11,000||$29,343|
|Graduate||Institute of Human Nutrition||5||$7,752||$32,591|
|Graduate||Mailman School of Public Health||4||$20,000||$20,343|
|Graduate||School of Arts||5||$10,000||$30,343|
|Graduate||School of Arts & Sciences||10||$12,584||$27,759|
|Graduate||School of Business||30||$15,000||$25,343|
|Graduate||School of Continuing Education||10||$6,000||$34,343|
|Graduate||School of International & Public Affairs||27||$17,400||$22,943|
|Graduate||School of International & Public Affairs - EMPA Program||6||$15,000||$25,343|
|Graduate||School of Journalism||5||$7,112||$33,231|
|Graduate||School of Law||20||$40,000||$343|
|Graduate||School of Nursing||5||$12,000||$28,343|
|Graduate||School of Social Work||15||$17,000||$23,343|
Questions to Ask the Admissions Department
- Which programs and majors (if any) participate in the Yellow Ribbon Program and how do I apply?
Per Credit Fees and the Active Duty Tuition Assistance Cap
With a per credit charge for in-state students of $1,896, Columbia University in the City of New York falls above the tuition assistance cap of $250 for active duty personnel.
|Below Cap for State Residents?||$1,896 per credit|
|Below Cap for Non Residents (Out of State)?||$1,896 per credit|
Your Living Expenses Likely Covered
After applying eight months of your assumed MHA against what Columbia University in the City of New York thinks your living expenses should be, we see a potential credit in your favor of $3,433. It is possible that your living expenses will be more than covered!
|Off Campus Living Expenses||$23,175|
|Total In Your Pocket||$3,433|
Your Books and Supplies are Not Fully Covered
Your book stipend of $1000 will not cover what Columbia University in the City of New York estimates your expenses to be ($1,294).
|Total Out Of Pocket||$294|
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