Rates and Billing

Columbia University Irving Medical Center Singles Housing Rates and Accommodations

Studios

Details Georgian Residence 154 Haven Ave. Tower 3
2018-19
Average Monthly Rental/Person
$1,419* $1,270-$1,332** $1,918**
Utility Charges Included in rental rate: Electricity, heat, hot and cold water. Wireless internet provided by CUIMC IT.
Not included: Phone and cable
Included in rental rate: Hot and cold water, heat, and A/C. Wired/Ethernet internet provided by CUIMC IT.
Not included: Electricity, including running the fan for the A/C, phone and cable
Included in rental rate: Hot and cold water, heat, and A/C. Wireless internet provided by CUIMC IT.
Not included: Gas and electricity, including running the fan for the A/C; phone and cable
Kitchen Type Kitchenette (built-in unit with sink, cook top, and refrigerator) Kitchenette (built-in unit with sink, cook top, and refrigerator) Kitchen (full kitchen with sink, stove, and refrigerator)
Bathroom Full (toilet, sink, tub) Full (toilet, sink, tub or shower) Full (toilet, sink, tub or shower)
Furniture Yes (twin XL bed, desk, chair, bookshelf, dresser, lamp,window air conditioner) Yes (full-size bed, desk, chair, bookshelf, dresser, lamp) Accommodations subject to change
Gender-Specific Floors/Suites Unavailable Unavailable Unavailable

* Contract Agreement. Rates subject to an increase at the beginning of each academic year. Rental is charged on a semester basis.

** Lease Agreement. Rates subject to an increase on June 1. Rental rate is charged monthly.

Dormitories

Details Bard Hall
2018-19 Average Monthly Rental/Person $896-1,391*
Utility Charges Included in rental rate: Electricity, heat, hot and cold water. Wireless internet provided by CUIMC IT.
Not included: Phone and cable
Kitchen Type Communal (public kitchen with sink, stove, and refrigerator)
Bathroom Communal (shared facilities in corridor)
Furniture Yes (twin XL bed, desk, chair, bookshelf, dresser, window air conditioner)
Gender-Specific Floors/Suites Yes, by floor

* Contract Agreement. Rates subject to an increase at the beginning of each academic year. Rental is charged on a semester basis.
 

2-Person Suites

Details Georgian Residence (1 bedroom) Georgian Residence (2 bedrooms)
Living Arrangement 1 bedroom, with 2 occupants 2 bedrooms, 1 occupant per room
2018-19 Average Monthly Rental/Person $958* $991*
Utility Charges Included in rental rate: Electricity, heat, hot and cold water. Wireless internet provided by CUIMC IT.
Not included: Phone and cable
Included in rental rate: Electricity, heat, hot and cold water. Wireless internet provided by CUIMC IT.
Not included: Phone and cable
Kitchen Type Kitchenette (built-in unit with sink, cook top, and refrigerator) Kitchenette (built-in unit with sink, cook top, and refrigerator)
Bathroom Full (toilet, sink, tub) Full (toilet, sink, tub)
Furniture Yes (twin XL bed, desk, chair, bookshelf, dresser, lamp, window air conditioner) Yes (twin XL bed, desk, chair, bookshelf, dresser, lamp, window air conditioner)
Gender-Specific Floors/Suites Yes, by suite Yes, by suite

* Contract Agreement. Rates subject to an increase at the beginning of each academic year. Rental is charged on a semester basis.

3-Person Suites

Details Georgian Residence Towers 1, 2, and 3
Living Arrangement 2 bedrooms: 1 single-occupant bedroom and 1 double-occupant bedroom 3 bedrooms, 1 occupant per bedroom
2018-19 Average Monthly Rental/Person $991*
$891*
$1,126-$1,187**
Utility Charges Included in rental rate: Electricity, heat, hot and cold water. Wireless internet provided by CUIMC IT.
Not included: Phone and cable
Included in rental rate: Hot and cold water, heat and A/C. Wireless internet provided by CUIMC IT.
Not included: Gas and electricity, including running the fan for the A/C; phone and cable
Kitchen Type Kitchenette (built-in unit with sink, cook top and refrigerator) Kitchen (full kitchen with sink, stove, and refrigerator)
Bathroom Full (toilet, sink, tub) Full (toilet, sink, tub or shower)
Furniture Yes (twin XL bed, desk, chair, bookshelf, dresser, lamp, window air conditioner) Yes (twin XL bed, desk, chair, bookshelf, dresser, lamp)
Gender-Specific Floors/Suites Yes, by suite Yes, by suite

* Contract Agreement. Rates subject to an increase at the beginning of each academic year. Rental is charged on a semester basis.

** Lease Agreement. Rates subject to an increase on June 1. Rental rate is charged monthly.

4-Person Suites

Details Towers 1, 2, and 3
Living Arrangement 4 bedrooms, 1 occupant per bedroom
2018-19 Average Monthly Rental/Person $881-$1,096**
Utility Charges Included in rental rate: Hot and cold water, heat, and A/C. Wireless internet provided by CUIMC IT.
Not included: Gas and electricity, including running the fan for the A/C; phone and cable
Kitchen Type Kitchen (full kitchen with sink, stove, and refrigerator)
Bathroom Full (toilet, sink, tub or shower)
Furniture Yes (twin XL bed, desk, chair, bookshelf, dresser, lamp)
Gender-Specific Floors/Suites Yes, by suite

** Lease Agreement. Rates subject to an increase on June 1. Rental rate is charged monthly.

CUIMC Couples Housing Rates and Accommodations

Details Tower 1 Tower 1, 2, 3 154 Haven Ave. Residence
Unit Type Junior 1-bedroom apartment
3-room apartment with living room, bedroom, full kitchen with stove and refrigerator, full bathroom Unit is not furnished.
1-bedroom apartment
3-room apartment with living room, bedroom, full kitchen with stove and refrigerator, full bathroom Unit is not furnished=
1-bedroom apartment
2-room apartment with living room; bedroom; bathroom (with toilet, sink, tub or shower); kitchenette with cooktop (no oven), mini-refrigerator, microwave Unit is furnished.
2018-19 Monthly Rental $2,023** $2,108-$2,361** $1,593**
Utility Charges Included in rental rate: Hot and cold water, heat, A/C. Wireless internet provided by CUIMC IT.
Not included: Gas, electricity to run apartment and fan for A/C, phone and cable.
Included in rental rate: Hot and cold water, heat, A/C. Wireless internet provided by CUIMC IT.
Not included: Gas, electricity to run apartment and fan for A/C, phone and cable.
Included in rental rate: Hot and cold water, heat, A/C. Wired/Ethernet internet provided by CUIMC IT.
Not included: Electricity to run apartment and fan for A/C, phone and cable.
Lighting Kitchen, bathroom Kitchen, bathroom Kitchen, bathroom
Window Treatment Shades/blinds Shades/blinds Blinds
Flooring Wood, tile Wood, tile Wood
Air Conditioning Central Central Central
Door Attendant Yes Yes No. Security personnel only.
Elevator Yes Yes Yes

** Lease Agreement. Rates subject to an increase on June 1. Rental rate is charged monthly.

Billing and Payments

The Office of Housing Services does not mail out rent statements or receive rent payments.

Rent is due by the first of the month. If you are unable to pay on time and in full by the first, contact Jeffrey Schnepf, Office of the Controller, at js100@columbia.edu or 212-854-1077.

Bard Hall, Georgian Residence, and 154 Haven Ave.

Student Financial Services is in charge of billing for all contract buildings. These charges are billed on a per-semester basis. When signed, the dorm housing contract is binding for a specific contract period that corresponds to your school’s academic calendar. Charges are calculated by multiplying the daily rate per unit by the number of days in each semester.

Fall semester billing begins in August and ends on December 31. Spring semester billing begins January 1 and ends on May 31 or June 30, depending on your program. 

If you have questions regarding room charges, payments, and account balance, call Student Financial Services at 212-342-4790.

Towers 1, 2, and 3

The Office of the Controller will mail you a paper bill statement each month. Payments can be made via check, money order, certified bank check, or electronically generated checks drawn only from your account (set up is done through your bank). The Office of the Controller will only accept personal checks from the tenant of record. See attachment for further instructions regarding rent payments.

Each tenant who signs a lease is responsible for making rent payment on the first of each month. Failure to make rent payments in accordance with the terms of your lease may result in legal action as provided for by law, including eviction from CUIMC housing.

Any questions regarding your monthly rent bill or the balance of your account should be addressed to Jeffrey Schnepf, Office of the Controller, at js100@columbia.edu or 212-854-1077.

Acceptable Forms of Payment

Only the individual who signed the lease and whose name appears on the bill may submit a payment. Please confirm with your bank that funds are available in your account before sending a payment. Don't assume deposits made have been credited to your account or funds transfers have been credited until you confirm your balances.

Paper payments: You may pay via personal check, money order, or certified bank check. All payments must have the leaseholder's name, address, rent account number, and address. Send the payment to the Controller’s Office. The address is listed on the bill.

Going paperless: You can pay via electronically generated checks drawn only from your account. Follow these guidelines:

  • All checks must be drawn from a U.S. bank.
  • To get set up, visit your bank's website and set up the payment as follows: Add Payee: Columbia University Address: P. O. Box 1381, New York, NY, 10008-1381. You will find the CUIMC account number on your bill on the right-hand side of the bill, next to “account number."
  • When you electronically generate a payment, the bank provides you with an estimated time of delivery. Do not go by this date; assume it will take up to two weeks to arrive. We recommend you generate your payment at least a week before the first payment is due in order to ensure it won't be late.