Program Fees

The program — which comprises one optional bridge course, six core courses and a required immersion — can be completed in 18 months. 

Fee Schedules


core courses


in-person immersion


per course



Program fees are $3,666 per course for the 2022–2023 calendar year. The total cost of the program is $22,000 based on current fee rates. A nonrefundable $500 deposit commitment fee is due upon enrollment and applied to Term 1 costs. See below for a detailed breakdown of costs per term.

Additional fees may apply for certain circumstances, including:

  • Application fee: There is a nonrefundable application fee of $85. Fee waivers are available for Columbia University alumni, certificate recipients of Columbia Engineering Boot Camps, active-duty military and veterans, and those who apply by the priority deadline of their desired cohort start date.
  • Immersion travel and lodging fees: Although there is no additional cost for the bridge course or the immersion, learners will be responsible for travel and lodging costs related to the immersion, which takes place at the end of the program.
  • Executive Education document fee: All learners registered in the non-degree, non-credit Executive Education program at Columbia Engineering shall be charged a one-time, $105 document fee that entitles learners to e-transcripts, enrollment letters, and the mailing of the certificate.

Costs by Term

Part-Time Schedule*

Term 1- $3,666

Intro to AI and Business for AI

Term 2- $3,666

Algorithms and Machine Learning

Term 3- $3,666

Neural Networks & Deep Learning

Term 4- $3,666

Natural Language & Speech Processing

Term 5- $3,666

Computer Vision and Robotics

Term 6- $3,670

Security, Privacy, and Policy

*All tracks subject to change. Contact your enrollment advisor to learn more. 

Funding Your Education

While federal, Title IV financial aid is not available for this program, we encourage you to explore all funding options, including employer sponsorships and loans. Many organizations offer continuing education reimbursements or funding.

Our enrollment advisors can also help you determine the best way to approach requesting employer support. Explore our program fees and financial aid FAQs to learn more.


The online Columbia Artificial Intelligence (AI) executive certificate program is guaranteeing a scholarship of up to $4K to learners who are accepted and enrolled into the upcoming cohort. Contact your enrollment advisor for more information.

What’s Next for Your Career?

If you’re ready to start integrating AI into strategic planning for your organization, request information about the online Columbia AI executive certificate program today.

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