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Graduate Tuition & I-20

Graduate tuition varies depending on the program you’re interested in. Main campus graduate students in Columbia, Missouri, studying on an F-1 Visa are required to completed courses on campus. Students who will be studying with Columbia College while living in their home country are no required to meet the expenses assigned below. Tuition for all graduate programs is location on the graduate tuition webpage.

The chart below outlines the total cost of attendance for the 2014-2015 academic year. Columbia College reserves the right to change these costs at any time.

Estimated Expenses for the 2014-2015 Academic Year
Tuition $8,280
Room and Board $9,690
Books $1,000
Insurance $ 1,500
Personal Expenses
(if you are traveling with dependents, this number will increase)
$ 4,930
Total expenses required for the I-20 $ 25,400

Receiving your I-20

The I-20 Form will be sent to you after you have been admitted to Columbia College and all supplemental forms have been submitted.

In order to receive your I-20 you must provide the College with an official original bank statement demonstrating your ability to pay the total cost of attendance for one academic year. Financial statements must be current within six months of the start of the semester.

In addition to the bank statement, new graduate students should provide a copy of their passport and the SEVIS Supplement form. Transfer students should provide a copy of their passport, visa, I-94, current I-20, SEVIS Supplement form and Transfer Authorization.