Columbia Financial Aid and Educational Financing

Our primary goal is to work with you and your family in developing a plan to pay for college. We want to help you achieve your goal of attending Columbia University and we do not want the cost of attending Columbia to be a barrier to your pursuit of a world-class education.

Columbia meets 100% of the demonstrated financial need of every admitted first-year student who has applied for financial aid, and  continues to meet 100% of demonstrated financial need for all four years of study. There is no official income limit for financial aid eligibility.  Because eligibility for need-based financial aid is determined by many factors, including income, assets, family size and number of children in  college, we encourage you to apply if you are at all concerned about your ability to pay.