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IDOC: Institutional Documentation Service

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Columbia College and Columbia Engineering utilize the College Board IDOC Institutional Documentation Service to securely collect and scan domestic families’ federal tax returns and other financial aid documents. Students will receive an IDOC instruction email with their IDOC ID# after the online submission of the CSS Profile. Applicants submit their materials to IDOC, and IDOC notifies Columbia when the materials have been processed.

IDOC Process

Application materials may be submitted to IDOC by electronic upload or mail. Documents uploaded to IDOC are generally received by Columbia University within 3-5 business days. We strongly advise that families submit documents online, since mailed documents will take longer to process.

Use this IDOC link for the College Board IDOC Institutional Documentation Service (Preferred).

US Postal Service Address:

CollegeBoard Processing Center
P.O. Box 8570
Portsmouth, NH 03802

Courier Delivery (FedEx, Etc.):

CollegeBoard Processing Center
124 Heritage Avenue, Suite #14
Portsmouth, NH 03801

Please be aware that IDOC provides a basic list of documents to be uploaded, but Columbia might require additional materials. Be sure to review Columbia’s requirements to ensure all materials are received. Applicants can check the status of their application materials using the link below:

Columbia Online Financial Aid System

Application materials received after the deadline will be processed without penalty.