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First Year Applicants (Early Decision, Regular Decision, Transfer, and Combined Plan)

Continuing Students

  • Please refer to the How to Apply pages for Continuing Students for instructions, deadlines and application materials (CSS Profile, FAFSA, taxes, etc.)
  • Continuing students will submit their renewal application materials (Columbia Financial Aid Form, taxes, etc.) via the College Board’s IDOC service
  • Continuing students who are applying for aid for the first time will need to send their application materials directly to Columbia and not to the College Board’s IDOC service
  • Specific instructions regarding the renewal process will be emailed to continuing students (rising Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors) in early March