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.

Did You Know

Columbia meets 100% of demonstrated need for all first-year and transfer students pursuing their first degree.

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

Work Exemption Program

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

Bill Estimator Tool

Learn about the additional application requirements if your FAFSA has been selected for Federal Verification.Use our Bill Estimator Tool to estimate your Columbia bill.

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.