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Columbia University - 2016

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Expenses & Financial Aid

Student Group(s): All Students

Undergraduate Group 1
Tuition & Fees: $55,056
Room & Board: $14,500
Books & Supplies: $3,000
Other Expenses: $3,800
Estimated avg. course load per term: 15
Does your institute have any special programs or fee structures for the expenses category "All Students"?: No

Financial Aid Information

Required financial aid forms

Federal Tax Return Forms (IRS), Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), College Scholarship Service Financial Aid PROFILE (CCS/PROFILE)

Additional Financial Aid Information

Columbia is need-blind for U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents, and persons granted refugee visas by the US. As a result, the Office of Admissions considers the application without regard to the applicant's financial need. Undocumented students who resided in the United States are also evaluated in a need-blind manner.

Financial Aid at Columbia is need-based. There are no academic, athletic or talent-based institutional scholarships.

Columbia meets 100% of the demonstrated financial need for all students admitted as first-years, including foreign students. And we continue to meet 100% of student's demonstrated financial need for all four years of study.

Columbia admits a large number of foreign students who apply and receive a substantial amount of financial aid. However, Columbia is not need-blind for foreign students. If admitted and financial need is demonstrated, then Columbia will meet 100% of the student's demonstrated financial need.

Columbia is need-blind for transfer students who are US Citizens, Permanent Residents, and persons granted refugee visas by the U.S. Columbia guarantees to meet 100% of the demonstrated need for all transfer students pursuing their first degree.