FAQs: Admitted Students
The cost of a computer is not part of the student budget. Student loans are available to cover a computer that is purchased during the academic year. If you are interested in borrowing a loan to cover the cost of a computer please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have an outside scholarship that exceeds the amount of your Student Contribution (SC) and Work Expectation, the cost of the computer may be able to be covered by the scholarship.
Whether borrowing a loan or receiving an outside scholarship to cover the cost, you will be asked to provide a receipt of the purchase.
Yes. The Health Service Fee is a mandatory fee to all students residing on campus, and enables students access to the services offered by Columbia’s Health Services (the on-campus infirmary).
Please note that this fee is separate from the Student Health Insurance cost, which can be waived for students who are otherwise covered.
For additional information please visit the Health Services site: http://www.health.columbia.edu/.
The FAFSA is available beginning January 1, 2016. It is submitted online and requires both the student and parent to create an FSA ID, if they do not already have one. We strongly encourage families to complete the FAFSA after they file their 2015 taxes, so that they may utlize the Data Retrieval Tool.
Early Decision: The FAFSA is due November 15, 2016.
Regular Decision: The FAFSA is due February 15, 2016.
Transfer/Combined Plan: The FAFSA is due March 1, 2016.
Continuing Students: The FAFSA is due May 5, 2016.
Federal Verification is a process which requires our office to verify the information provided on the FAFSA. To do this, families must provide documentation to corroborate that the personal and tax information reported on the FAFSA matches the tax returns submitted to the IRS. Additional information on this process is available on our verification page.
PLEASE NOTE: Our office will work with all newly admitted students who enroll to collect required documentation during the summer for the Federal Verification process.
Your username will be your Columbia Applicant ID, beginning with C00. Your initial password will be your date of birth in MMDDYYYY format.
If you receive the error message 'Code IA' when attempting to log in as a first-time user, please try logging in as a returning user.
If you are still unable to log in after trying to log in as both a first-time user and a returning user, please contact our office to have your password reset.
We accept documents after the deadline without penalty. Please allow up to 10 business days for documents to be processed after you have submitted them to IDOC or Columbia. We ask that you do not resubmit documents as duplicate materials will delay processing.