Financial Aid for Undergraduate Study

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 Hall, MC 2802
1130 Amsterdam Avenue 
New York, NY 10027

Fax: 212-854-5353
[email protected]

Columbia is committed to meeting the full demonstrated financial need for all applicants. Financial aid is available for all four undergraduate years, provided that students continue to demonstrate financial need. All applicants who are citizens or permanent residents of the United States, who are granted refugee visas by the United States, or who are undocumented students in the United States are considered for admission in a need-blind manner. 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. Foreign transfer candidates applying for aid must understand that such aid is awarded on an extremely limited basis. Columbia 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