Appeals at CSSW
The School of Social Work offers several opportunities for students to appeal their financial aid package if they have unmet financial need, emergency expenses, Medical related expenses, have exceeded their financial aid budget or have been denied a federal education loan. Applicants may be enrolled full-time or part-time. International students are eligible for appeals on a case by case basis.
Applicants will be reviewed for financial need based on their FAFSA data and may provide supplemental documentation if applicable. Most appeals are awarded on a one-time basis and are non-renewable. We recognize that our limited funding cannot meet all need. We recommend reviewing the resources on Columbia’s iGrad Coronavirus page as well as outside scholarships and competitive scholarships.
A committee determines all appeal recipients. Appeal decisions are dependent upon the availability of funding. CSSW may adjust funding if needed.
The deadline to apply for these funds for the 2023-2024 academic year varies.
Incoming students who have received their financial aid award letter for the 2023-2024 academic year may appeal their financial aid package through the Incoming Student Appeal in the link below. Please include a summary of financial need in the appeal, and attach any supporting materials, including scholarship offers from another program. Applicants must be enrolled in at least 6 credits in order to remain eligible for scholarship.
Applications are open through September 22, 2023
Currently enrolled students who have received their financial aid award letter for the 2023-2024 academic year may appeal their financial aid package through the Current Student Appeal in the link below. This funding may be used to replace debt if a student has met their Cost of Attendance or at the discretion of the appeal committee. Please describe your financial circumstances in the appeal, and attach any supporting documents.
Applications are open to current students through May 5, 2024
Currently enrolled students who are experiencing an immediate financial hardship or emergency may appeal for funding through the Emergency Fund in the link below. In the appeal, please specify the nature of your financial hardship (medical expenses, food, rent, moving expenses) and include any supporting documents you wish Financial Aid to review when considering your application.
Applications are open for currently enrolled students through May 5, 2024.
Students who have exhausted their Cost of Attendance budget for financial aid may be eligible for an increase through a Budget Appeal. Please see the link below for a list of expenses that may be considered for a Budget Appeal, as well as required documentation to prove expenses.
Please submit the form linked below along with supporting documents to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications are open to current students through May 2, 2024
Students who have been denied a Federal Direct Graduate PLUS loan or a private education loan may appeal for Alternative Funding using the link below. In order to be eligible, students must have appealed the loan credit decision and made all reasonable attempts to clear up any credit report or to secure a co-signer, but are still unable to get approval for either type of loan.
Applications are open to current students on a first come first serve basis until funding is no longer available.