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Tuition and Other Costs

For information about estimated tuition, fees, and other expenses, see the webpage Cost of Attendance, which is maintained by the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. Be aware that estimates for future semesters may not be known yet.

In particular, for information about tuition, see Cost of Attendance – Tuition. Tuition for future semesters, including the cost of an extended residence unit, may not be known yet.

For information about estimated fees and living expenses, see the webpages Cost of Attendance – Fees and Cost of Attendance – Living Expenses. Both pages are maintained by the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. The estimates for future semesters may not be known yet.

Full-time students who contemplate extending the program beyond two semesters need to be aware that this entails additional costs including tuition and fees.

Tuition for the MAFN program (and for most of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences) is determined according to the residence unit system. Tuition is generally not paid per class or per point / credit.

See the GSAS webpage Residence Unit and Other Registration Categories.

Your Registration Category, rather than registration for individual courses, provides the basis for tuition charges.

For further information about which Registration Category to choose, see the page Registration

Students are not expected to register for the summer session. This applies also to international students on F-1 or J-1 visas. The primary course offerings are in the Fall and Spring. Not many relevant courses are offered during the summer session.

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Some students receive financial aid from their employers or from national or governmental agencies. There is no financial aid offered by Columbia University for students in Mathematics of Finance.

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