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The Master of Science in Financial Economics is a full-time, four-semester program with an annual tuition of approximately $53,000 if the student takes the regular full load of four three-credit courses each semester. The tuition for 2015–16 academic year is $2,232 per credit.

Columbia Business School does not offer merit- or need-based financial aid for the Master of Science in Financial Economics. However, federal or private loans may be available to qualified candidates. The MBA loans page lists detailed information about obtaining loans, much of which is applicable to Master of Science candidates.

US Citizens and Permanent residents are able to borrow the cost of attendance in either federal or private loans.  Full instructions will be available upon admission. Students are able to borrow for living and travel expenses as well as tuition.  Those who wish to only utilize tuition amounts should follow the amounts outlined below (choosing either the Graduate PLUS or Private Loan).  If you wish to borrow additional living expenses above tuition the amounts will be specified in your award letter after completing your FAFSA

 

Tuition

 

Semester

 

Year

 

Billed Amount

 

Due

 

Direct Loan Amount*


Private Loan


Grad PLUS Amount**

Year 1

Fall

2015

$26,784

18-Sep

$10,140

$16,644

$17,390

Year 1

Spring

2016

$26,784

29-Jan

$10,140

$16,644

$17,390

Totals

 

 

 

 

$20,280

$33,288

$34,780

Year 2

Fall

2016

$26,784***

10-Sep

$10,140

$16,644

$17,390

Year 2

Spring

2017

$26,784***

28-Jan

$10,140

$16,644

$17,390

Totals

 

 

 

 

$20,280

$33,288

$34,780

* Less origination fee
** Includes origination fee

***For illustration purposes only.  Tuition increases in the second year.

International students are only eligible to be considered for private loans with a US cosigner. Loans without a US cosigner are not available. Most international students rely on family funds, personal savings, government or company sponsorships, and/or loans secured in their home countries. Click here for additional resources for international students.

Announcements

Federal loan program changes for '15-'16
Interest rates for graduate students effective July 1, 2015 have been set at 5.84% for the Direct Unsubsidized Loan and 6.84% for the Direct Graduate PLUS Loan. For more information, please visit our Loans page.