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Money Basics > Tuition Payment Information

Tuition Payment Information

Tuition payments may be made on-line through the Student Information System or in person at the Office of Student Accounts. Payments for any applicable charges must be made for the semester only (payments are always made semester-by-semester).  Applicable charges include:

  •     TC and Columbia coursework credits (tuition)
  •     TC college fee
  •     Columbia University health service and health insurance (if applicable)
  •     TC campus housing charges (if applicable)

Information about payment methods can be found on the Office of Student Accounts web site by clicking HERE.

DEADLINE.  In most cases, tuition and other relevant charges must be paid in full by the first week of classes. Please go to the Office of Student Accounts web site for more information about payment deadlines. However, note that you may apply to the Office of Student Accounts for the Deferred Payment plan, which allows you to distribute your required payments over three separate installments. Go to the Student Accounts web site for more information.

Sponsored Students


Sponsored students whose tuition and fees should be billed to a third party (such as a home government ministry) should provide a copy of their scholarship award letter and complete a Third Party Billing Agreement with Student Accounts. The Billing Agreement should be completed by the tuition payment dedline, even if the actual payments are not made until later.

Payment Methods


Personal checks, US dollar travelers checks, and credit cards are all acceptable means of payment. If you have been granted a scholarship from Teachers College, from your home government, or from any other external organization, you will be able to apply these funds to your tuition bill at the time of payment.

Wire Transfer from Overseas


You can arrange to have funds wired directly to your student account from overseas. The following information should be given to your bank:

  •     Account Name: Teachers College
  •     Bank Name: Citibank
  •     Bank Address: 399 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10043
  •     Bank Account Number: 03517267
  •     ABA Routing Number (domestic wires): 021000089
  •     SWIFT / BIC Code (international wires): CITIUS33

The wire information must also include the student's name, TC ID number, and the semester and year for which payment is being made (e.g., Fall 200x, Spring 200x, Summer A/B 200x).

Note that you can now conduct Western Union wire transfers.  For more information please visit the Student Accounts website.
Office of International Services
Teachers College, Columbia University
Box 7, 525 W 120th Street
New York, New York 10027-6696
Phone: (212) 678-3939 ♦ ~ Fax: (212) 678-3990 ♦ Email: