Applying for Undergraduate Financial Aid

Applications must be submitted by the appropriate deadlines in order to receive priority consideration. For a list of commonly-used financial aid terms, please reference the Financial Aid Definitions page.

For information about financial aid for Postbac Premed Program students, visit Types of Financial Aid.

Please note that the School of General Studies does not meet the full demonstrated financial need of all students.

How to Apply

Prospective Students

Prospective students applying for financial aid are encouraged to do so when completing the admissions application, and to apply by the Early Action deadlines.

Newly Admitted Students

Once admitted, students are encouraged to submit additional documentation as soon as possible, and to register for an online financial aid workshop.

Current Students

Continuing students must reapply for both institutional scholarships and federal financial aid every year.

Contact Information

GS Office of Educational Financing

408 Lewisohn Hall
2970 Broadway
New York, NY 10027
(212) 854-5410
[email protected]

Monday - Friday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Schedule an Appointment

Payment and Account Inquiries

Columbia University Student Financial Services
205 Kent Hall
1140 Amsterdam Avenue
New York, NY 10027
(212) 854-4400

Monday - Friday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
(Cashiering windows in 210 Kent Hall close at 4 p.m. daily)

Work-Study Program

Work-Study Office
210 Kent Hall
(212) 854-6232
[email protected]

Monday - Friday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.