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The following listing represents the Summer Budget Sheet for Columbia Summer Core in Paris: Art Humanities and Music Humanities.

Summer Budget Sheet for Columbia Summer Core in Paris: Art Humanities and Music Humanities
Summer Budget Sheet for Columbia Summer Core in Paris: Art Humanities and Music Humanities
Budget Item Columbia Students
Tuition *   $8,450.00
Housing *   $1,300.00
Billable subtotal:  $9,750.00
Meals   $1,200.00
Local Transportation   $0.00
Visa Expenses   $0.00
Books and Course Materials   $0.00
Cellphone   $80.00
Airfare   $1,200.00
Personal Expenses   $750.00
Non-billable subtotal:  $3,230.00
Total: $12,980.00
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.
Tuition: 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, local travel, course materials and costs related to required excursions. It does not cover meals, airfare, medical insurance, course materials, personal travel, and personal expenses. 
Housing: All students are required to live in program-arranged housing. Housing is included in the tuition that will be charged to all students on their Columbia e-bill. 

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: You will be receiving a monthly Navigo pass for commuting locally and the cost is included in the tuition. Students will be responsible for paying for transportation to and from the airport in Paris at the start and end of the program.  

Visa: Since U.S. students do not need a visa to study in France for less than 90 days, the majority of students will not need a visa. However, if you are not a U.S. or E.U. citizen, you should check the French consulate website to determine if you need a visa.
Books and course supplies: All course readings will be available on Courseworks. 

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 Paris. 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