The Office of Educational Financing dedicates time each weekday morning and afternoon for student counselors appointments, which are limited to 30 minutes in length. Counseling appointments* can be booked two weeks in advance for the 2:30 - 4 p.m. appointments.
*Counseling appointments are typically meant for in-depth educational counseling issues and long-term planning. These appointments are usually the best way for a student to start planning the process for managing Columbia educational costs.
Examples of questions that require an counseling appointment include:
- What if I change my enrollment level?
- How will getting married/divorced affect my educational financing?
- My employment status is changing – what are my options?
U.S. Military Veteran Benefits Counseling
It is our goal in the GS Office of Educational Financing to ensure that all veteran students needing assistance, information, and counseling on both veteran-specific educational benefits and federal, state, and GS institutional aid options have efficient access to counseling. Recognizing students' busy schedules, we strive to ensure that wait times for seeing a counselor for veteran and/or financial aid concerns is kept to a minimum. To best serve students, office hours for veterans education benefits counseling are structured in a similar fashion to all office hours in the GS Office of Educational Financing. Please plan accordingly.