Types of Financial Aid

Students at the School of General Studies may be eligible to receive scholarships, grants, loans, and work-study. Financial aid may come from GS, federal and state governments, or private sources.

The GS Office of Educational Financing, located in 408 Lewisohn, administers all financial aid for GS students, including institutional, federal, and state aid.

Types of Aid

Institutional Scholarships

GS scholarships are available to full- and part-time students.

Federal and State Grants

Federal and State grants do not need to be repaid, and are usually need-based.


GS administers both federal and private education loans.

Private Scholarships and Grants

Outside funding options for GS students.

Student Employment

Student employment may include Federal Work-Study and other on-campus opportunities.

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.