Columbia Financial Aid and Educational Financing

Continuing Student Timeline

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March

March to May

Submit all financial aid application materials.

April

April to September

Track your application online.

  • Log in to the Online Financial Aid System using the Columbia ID (C00...) and the student’s date of birth.
  • Please allow 3-5 business days for documents mailed or faxed to Columbia to be processed and marked as received.
June

Late June

Receive your financial aid eligibility letter.

  • Eligibility letters will be sent via e-mail starting at the end of June on an ongoing basis.
  • Letters will be delayed for students who submit materials after the May 5 deadline.
  • Please contact our office to request a deadline extension.
July

July to August

Make a financing plan.

August

August 16

1st Fall E-Bill is emailed.

September

September 16

1st Fall E-Bill is due.