Financial Aid for Undergraduate Study

Office of Financial Aid and Educational Financing

618 Lerner Hall
2920 Broadway, MC 2802
New York, NY 10027
Monday-Friday: 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Mailing: 100 Hamilton
1130 Amsterdam Avenue, MC 2802
New York, NY  10027

Phone: 212-854-3711
Fax: 212-854-5353

Columbia is committed to meeting the full demonstrated financial need for all applicants admitted as first-year students. Financial aid is available for all four undergraduate years, provided that students continue to demonstrate financial need  International students who did not apply for financial aid in their first year are not eligible to apply for financial aid in any subsequent years.

All transfer applicants who are citizens or permanent residents of the United States or students granted refugee visas by the United States are considered for admission in a need-blind manner. Foreign transfer candidates applying for aid must understand that such aid is awarded on an extremely limited basis. Columbia meets 100% of demonstrated financial need for admitted transfer students and does not give any scholarships for academic, athletic, or artistic merit.

Please visit the Financial Aid website for more information on financial aid, including requirements and application instructions.

Satisfactory Academic Progress

Columbia University complies with federal SAP regulations. To be eligible for Federal Student Aid (Federal Pell Grant, Federal SEOG, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Federal Direct/PLUS loan), an otherwise eligible student must meet or exceed the SAP standards set by his or her school or program at the time SAP is assessed. The SAP policy may be found online at