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Programs : Budget Sheet

The following listing represents the Spring Budget Sheet for Columbia in Kenya.

Spring Budget Sheet for Columbia in Kenya
Spring Budget Sheet for Columbia in Kenya
Budget Item Columbia Students Barnard College
Tuition (see notes below) *   $0.00 $0.00
Program Fee *   $6,711.00 $6,711.00
Document (transcript) Fee *   $0.00 $0.00
Billable subtotal:  $6,711.00 $6,711.00
Housing   $0.00 $0.00
Meals   $0.00 $0.00
Local Transportation   $0.00 $0.00
Visa Expenses   $100.00 $100.00
Cellphone   $150.00 $150.00
Airfare   $1,200.00 $1,200.00
Personal Expenses   $200.00 $200.00
Miscellaneous Program Costs   $750.00 $750.00
Health Vaccination Fee   $1,000.00 $1,000.00
Equipment Fee   $300.00 $300.00
Non-billable subtotal:  $3,700.00 $3,700.00
Total: $10,411.00 $10,411.00
The above budget sheet is for Spring 2018

Tuition and fees are subject to approval by The Trustees of Columbia University and may change.

BILLABLE fees will be billed by Columbia or as noted.
Tuition:  All Columbia and Barnard pay their home school tuition (which is not listed above) and are billed by their home school.  It covers tuition, course excursions, most course materials and cultural activities.  It does not cover housing, meals, local transportation, airfare, medical insurance, some course materials, personal travel, and personal expenses. 

Program fee:  It includes all meals, housing, airport pick up to and from Nairobi airport and all local transportation. 

Document (transcript) Fee: This one-time fee of $105 is charged to new students. This fee will be included on your e-bill. Barnard students might be charged this fee if they haven’t taken a course at Columbia.

NON-BILLABLE expenses are not billed by Columbia. The estimated figures in this section provide a basis for students to determine their individual budgets for expenses related to their time overseas for the duration of the program. The above estimate is an average of what students say they actually spend. These expenses are NOT paid to the program.
Housing: The cost for all housing is included in the program fee 

Meals:  The cost for meals is included in the program fee.

Local Transportation:  Students will be responsible for paying for transportation to and from the U.S.  Airport.  All local transportation and airport pick up to and from Nairobi  airport is included in the program fee.  

Visa: All students need a visa to study in Kenya. 

Cellphone: All students are required have a working cell phone capable of making and receiving both local and international calls throughout the duration of the program. 

Airfare: Estimated cost of a round trip airfare from NYC to Kenya. Students are responsible for making their own travel arrangements from their preferred departure city to the program. 

Personal Expenses: Personal expenses include toiletries and snacks. 

Miscellaneous Expense: Tips for Mpala staff and optional spring break trip to Mt. Kenya.  
Health Medication and Vaccination Fee:  Health costs (malaria medication, yellow fever vaccination, optional rabies vaccination and other). 

Equipment Fee: All students should purchase binoculars. If planning to participate in climbing of Mt. Kenya, you should purchase hiking boots. 

It is required that you maintain a health insurance policy that will also provide coverage outside the U.S. for routine, urgent and emergent care.  This cost is not included in the chart above.  


* Billable item