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The Summer 2024 tuition rate is $2,640 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.


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 

University Services and Support Fee**

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

$553.00 per term 

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

$414.00 per term​

One-time Document Fee
$105.00 one-time fee for all new students

Orientation Fee***

$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)

$490.00 per term 


Half-time Students (6-11.99 credits)

$245.00 per term 


Part-time Students (1-5.99 credits)

$147.00 per term 

Technology Fee

$35.00 per term

Funding Opportunities



Incoming Students:

The Merit Fellowship awards for incoming students provide funding for use towards the cost of tuition. The Sustainability Science 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 are submitted.


Continuing Students:

The Continuing Student Fellowship, which is open to students who have completed their first semester provides funding for use towards the cost of tuition. The Sustainability Science Fellowship Committee will determine fellowship recipients and award amounts based on financial need. Students must apply each semester to be considered (application form will be sent via email to all continuing students).


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. Course Readers 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 Climate School-affiliated graduate and undergraduate programs.


The Sustainability Science program also offers a Course Reader Fellowship to any student appointed as a Course Reader, to augment the base compensation provided to the Course Readers (application form will be sent via email to all continuing students).


Please note: Alumni appointed as a Course Associate role are not eligible for the Course Reader Fellowship.


Open to seniors and recent graduates of Historically Black Colleges & Universities (HBCUs) as defined by the U.S. Department of Education, the Columbia HBCU Fellowship Program prepares talented, high-performing HBCU graduates to lead, innovate, drive community impact, and advance their professional industries through program engagement, mentorship, and career development opportunities.



Columbia University School of Professional Studies (SPS) has launched a new fellowship program, the Columbia SPS CUNY Fellowship, for the 2024–25 school year. Building on the success of the Columbia HBCU Fellowship, this program at SPS aims to provide high-achieving recent CUNY graduates access to Columbia’s vast academic, professional, and community resources.


The Climate School offers numerous internships to students every academic year. These positions are available throughout the Climate School’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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