You may appeal for more scholarship money to the Director of Admissions at cssw-admit@columbia.edu. (If you have received a higher scholarship offer from another graduate school of social work, a copy of that offer should be included in your appeal.) All other appeals, including those for work-study, should be e-mailed to swfinaid@columbia.edu. Please be mindful that while we do our best to provide need-based awards to all eligible students, our scholarship and work-study funding is limited.

Scholarship appeals are generally responded to within two weeks. Work-study appeals will initially be reviewed in late summer and will continue to be reviewed throughout the academic year; you will be notified via email if we are able to grant your appeal.

NOTE: Work-study in your second year will be earned via your field placement. Thus, before appealing for work-study funding, you should ensure that the field placement site you have selected is a work-study eligible site. You may only earn FWS awarded by the School of Social Work via your field placement. If your partner school awards you work study while you’re in placement, you must secure a separate campus-based FWS eligible job in order to earn those funds. (In the likely event you end up completing your work-study allocation prior to completing your field placement hours, you must continue to attend field. Completion of field requirements is necessary for your degree.)