Columbia Financial Aid and Educational Financing

Track Your Application

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Financial Aid Applicants may track the status of their financial aid application online by logging in with their Columbia ID# and Date Of Birth.

Please allow 5-8 business days for application materials to be processed and reflected online. Application materials received after the deadline will be processed without penalty.

Financial Aid Tracking

Please note that the Online Financial Aid System will only be accessible on certain dates:

  • Early Decision: Available starting November.  
  • Regular Decision: Available starting December. 
  • Combined Plan: Available starting Mid March. 
  • Transfer: Available starting Mid March.
  • Current Students: Available year round.

Admissions Tracking

Related FAQs

How do I log in to financial aid document tracking?

Your username will be your Columbia Applicant ID, beginning with C00. Your initial password will be your date of birth in MMDDYYYY format.

I tried to log in and received "error code IA". What should I do?

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.

What if all of my financial aid materials are not received by the deadline?

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.