How do I apply for financial aid?
Your first step is to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Once our Financial Aid office receives your FAFSA data—which generally is not available to the School until after February 15th—we can begin the evaluation process for determining your financial aid award package. If you are applying for admission by December 1, you can expect to receive your financial aid package by early-to-mid March. Financial aid awards typically include a mix of institutional scholarships, federal loans, and other types of loans. For more information, please see Tuition & Financial Aid.
- Have you served in the military? Find out if you are eligible for veterans educational benefits by completing the checklist on the Columbia University’s Veteran Affairs site.
- Have you completed a term of service with AmeriCorps? Contact AmeriCorps directly to see if you are eligible for the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award.