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The following listing represents the Summer Budget Sheet for Columbia Summer in Mexico City: Colonization and Decolonization.

Summer Budget Sheet for Columbia Summer in Mexico City: Colonization and Decolonization
Summer Budget Sheet for Columbia Summer in Mexico City: Colonization and Decolonization
Budget Item Columbia Students Barnard College
Tuition *   $5,320.00 $5,320.00
Document (transcript) Fee *   $0.00 $0.00
Housing *   $680.00 $680.00
Billable subtotal:  $6,000.00 $6,000.00
Meals   $700.00 $700.00
Local Transportation   $100.00 $100.00
Visa Expenses   $0.00 $0.00
Books and Course Materials   $75.00 $75.00
Cellphone   $80.00 $80.00
Airfare   $500.00 $500.00
Personal Expenses   $500.00 $500.00
Non-billable subtotal:  $1,955.00 $1,955.00
Total: $7,955.00 $7,955.00
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, course excursions, and group dinners. 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. Housing is included in the tuition that will be charged to all students on their Columbia e-bill. 

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.  These expenses are NOT paid to the program.
Meals: The cost for meals and food will vary widely depending on individual spending habits.  

Local Transportation: Students will be responsible for paying for transportation to and from the airport in Mexico City at the start and end of the program and for personal travel in the city. 

Visa: There is currently no visa required for U.S. citizens to enter Mexico. 

Books and course supplies: These expenses can include books/photocopies, etc. 

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 Mexico City.  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