Columbia Financial Aid and Educational Financing

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We help all Columbia College and Columbia Engineering students develop a plan to pay for college and achieve their goal of pursuing a world-class education at Columbia University.

$0 Parent Contribution for students coming from families with total incomes under $60,000 (and typical assets).

For Prospective Students

How Aid Works

Our approach to affordability is simple.
 Need-based. Need-blind. Full need.

Net Price Calculator

Estimate the financial aid for which you may qualify.

Current Financial Aid Topics

Summer Funding

As you explore your options for the upcoming summer, explore various funding resources.

Work Exemption Program

Learn about the ways the Work Exemption Program can enable financial aid recipients to take advantage of unpaid experiential learning opportunities.

Other Financial Aid Offices

The Office of Financial Aid and Educational Financing serves Columbia College undergraduates and Columbia Engineering students. Please see the Columbia Student Financial Services for links to offices in other schools.