Columbia Financial Aid and Educational Financing

Butler Library

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.

$0 Parent Contribution for students coming from families with total incomes under $66,000 (and typical assets).

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.

Financial Aid Application School Codes

Use the correct school codes so that we can receive your submitted applications. FAFSA: 002707 | CSS Profile: 2116

Current Financial Aid Topics

FAFSA Simplification

Learn about updates to the federal financial aid process for the 2024-2025 academic year.

Housing & Meal Plan

Use our Bill Estimator Tool to see how different combinations of housing and meal plan options may impact your Columbia bill.

Other Financial Aid Offices

Financial Aid and Educational Financing serves Columbia College and Columbia Engineering undergraduate students. Please see Columbia Student Financial Services for links to financial aid offices in other schools.