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Programs : Budget Sheet

The following listing represents the Summer Budget Sheet for Columbia Summer in Venice.

Summer Budget Sheet for Columbia Summer in Venice
Summer Budget Sheet for Columbia Summer in Venice
Budget Item Columbia Students Non-Columbia Students Barnard College
Tuition *   $11,574.00 $11,574.00 $11,574.00
Document (transcript) Fee *   $0.00 $105.00 $0.00
Housing *   $1,250.00 $1,250.00 $1,250.00
Billable subtotal:  $12,824.00 $12,929.00 $12,824.00
Meals   $900.00 $900.00 $900.00
Local Transportation   $40.00 $40.00 $40.00
Visa Expenses   $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Books and Course Materials   $80.00 $80.00 $80.00
Cellphone   $70.00 $70.00 $70.00
Airfare   $1,500.00 $1,500.00 $1,500.00
Personal Expenses   $900.00 $900.00 $900.00
Non-billable subtotal:  $3,490.00 $3,490.00 $3,490.00
Total: $16,314.00 $16,419.00 $16,314.00
The above budget sheet is for Summer 2017.
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.
*TuitionThe tuition varies depending on the number of points (credits) taken.  The cost is $1,286 per point and the above chart is based on 9 points.  Students can enroll in the following options: 

6 points: $7,716
7 points: $9,002
9 points: $11,574
10 points: $12,860
The program invoice will be sent via e-bill on May 30, 2017 and will be due on June 15, 2017.  It covers tuition, housing, course excursions, group dinners, local transportation and cultural activities.  It does not cover meals, airfare, visa fees, medical insurance, course materials, personal travel, and personal expenses.
Housing:  All students are required to live in program-arranged housing. 

Document (transcript) Fee: This one-time fee 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.
Meals The cost for meals and food will vary widely depending on individual spending habits.  Costs can be kept down by preparing their own meals and only eating out occasionally.  

Local Transportation:  All students will receive a vaporetto (water bus) pass during the orientation which allows them to commute within Venice. Students will be responsible for paying for transportation to and from the airport in Venice at the start and end of the program.  

Visa U.S. and E.U. citizens do not need a visa to study in Venice for less than 90 days.  However, if you are not a U.S. or E.U. citizen, you should check the Italian consulate website to determine if you need a visa. 

Books and Course SuppliesThese expenses can include books/photocopies, supplies for art courses, additional course excursions, etc. 

Cellphone:  All students are required to 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 Venice.  Students are responsible for making their own travel arrangements from their preferred departure city to the program. 

Personal Expenses:  Personal expenses are highly variable based on each person's spending habits.   They may include entertainment and personal travel.

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