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  • Columbia Financial Aid and Educational Financing
    Institutional Documentation Service Federal Verification IRS Data Retrieval Tool Financial Planning Paying the E Bill Bill Estimator Tool Education Loans Online Loan Applications Award Letter Guide Outside Scholarships Outside Scholarship Form Current Students On Campus Jobs Work Exemption Program Study Abroad Resident Adviser Program Summer Funding Student Tax Information Graduate Students Tuition and Fees Education Loans Online Loan Applications Other Funding CVN Columbia Video Network More Information Downloads FAQs Prospective Students Admitted Students Currently Enrolled Students Parents Families Contact Us Contact Form Office Hours Appointments Meet Our Staff Other Financial Aid Offices at Columbia Other Important Offices at Columbia Search Enter a keyword Search Our primary goal is to work with you and your family in developing a plan to pay for college and to help you achieve your goal of attending Columbia University The cost of attending Columbia should not be a barrier to your pursuit of a world class education Net Price Calculator A tool that can help you determine the financial aid for which you may qualify Track Your Application Financial Aid applicants may track the status of their financial aid application online Other Financial Aid Offices The Office of Financial Aid and Educational Financing serves Columbia

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  • How Aid Works | Columbia Financial Aid and Educational Financing
    academic athletic or talent based institutional scholarships Instead we evaluate your family s ability to pay based on the information you provide us in your financial aid application We conduct a thorough financial analysis for each student every academic year in order to determine financial aid eligibility Need Blind Admission to Columbia is need blind for US Citizens and Eligible Noncitizens meaning the Office of Undergraduate Admissions considers your application without regard to your financial need International applicants please see International Financial Aid information Full Need Columbia meets 100 of the demonstrated financial need for all students admitted as first years and transfers pursuing their first degree And we continue to meet 100 of your demonstrated financial need for all four years of study For an estimate of the need based financial aid for which you may qualify visit our Net Price Calculator Combined Plan applicants please see Combined Plan information Our Program No Loans Our need based aid is in the form of grants and student work only Loans are not used to meet financial need or included in initial financial aid awards 0 Parent Contribution for Total Incomes under 60 000 For students coming from families with calculated total incomes of less than 60 000 annually and typical assets parents are not expected to contribute to the cost of attendance Broad Aid Eligibility Our financial aid analysis considers many factors in determining eligibility there are no income or asset cutoffs For those students coming from families with calculated total incomes between 60 000 and 100 000 annually and typical assets Columbia offers a reduced parent contribution Families earning upwards of 100 000 can also qualify for need based financial aid from Columbia Additional Funding Opportunities Columbia offers enhanced financial aid to support students studying abroad during the academic

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  • Determining Need | Columbia Financial Aid and Educational Financing
    each family s ability to pay based on the information they provide us in their financial aid application Our office conducts a thorough review of each applicant s financial information every year and there are many factors taken into consideration when determining the family contribution Factors We Consider Total Income We calculate a family s total income by adding all sources of income including any untaxed income i e tax deferred pension contributions social security benefits child support received tax exempt interest In cases of divorced or separated families the incomes from both parents are considered to determine the total family income Assets When determining the parent contribution we take into consideration the parents assets which include cash savings investments home equity other real estate equity and business equity Retirement assets are excluded from Columbia s analysis Household Size Expenses This includes the financial aid applicant parents and other individuals currently residing in the primary home or for whom the parents provide more than half of their financial support Number in College We include any siblings currently enrolled in an undergraduate program who are pursuing their first degree We do not include siblings enrolled in graduate or professional school or parents in this number Please note that the type of school siblings are enrolled in for example four year private four year public two year public will impact a student s financial aid eligiblity Special Circumstances We recognize that many families have circumstances that are not adequately conveyed through the standard financial aid application Families who would like us to consider additional information should document it in the Sepcial Circumstances section at the end of the CSS Profile or submit a letter of explanation directly to our office at the time of application Expected Family Contribution This is a combination

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  • Types of Aid | Columbia Financial Aid and Educational Financing
    Families may also reference our Award Letter Guide to review a sample Columbia financial aid award Columbia Grant Columbia Grant which does not need to be repaid is need based funding provided by the University to assist students with their educational costs The Columbia Grant is awarded to eligible students based on their demonstrated financial need as determined by our office Federal Grants Eligibility for any federal grant is determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid FAFSA Federal grants include the Pell Grant and the Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant SEOG Federal grants will be included in the financial aid awards of eligible students State Grants New York state residents may be eligible for a Tuition Assistance Program TAP grant Eligibility is determined by the FAFSA and the NY State TAP Application The FAFSA will prompt NY residents to complete a TAP application after submission Our office will confirm TAP eligibility during the financial aid review process Student Employment Financial aid recipients are expected to contribute to the cost of their education through summer and term time employment Summer employment is referred to as the Student Contribution SC and term time employment is labeled as either Federal Work Study or Student Employment casual work Both on campus and off campus jobs are available for students to meet the term time expectation Students who do not work may cover their work expectation with savings an outside scholarship a student loan or family resources Columbia also offers additional funding to allow students to puruse unpaid research internship and community service opportunities Students may also cover their SC and term time employment by becoming a Residential Adviser after freshman year Outside Scholarships Many Columbia students receive awards from various organizations including merit based scholarships employer tuition benefits and ROTC and Veteran s

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  • Net Price Calculator | Columbia Financial Aid and Educational Financing
    Your Education Keep in mind the following Columbia awards only need based aid There are no merit based or athletic awards The contribution estimated here is only as reliable as the data you enter The family contribution FC may vary among colleges according to their own institutional policies and professional judgments The Office of Financial Aid and Educational Financing is the final authority on your exact FC This estimate should provide an approximation of your expected contribution Special circumstances are treated on a case by case basis This information should be communicated in writing directly to the Office of Financial Aid at the time of your application Limitations This tool will help you to gain an understanding of what your family contribution will be but please understand that this is an estimate It is only as accurate as the information you provide The simpler your financial situation the more accurate this estimate is likely to be Many families have complex financial circumstances which require a detailed review in order to award accurate need based eligibility A calculator cannot factor in all of your unique personal circumstances For parents who are self employed or own some all of a business corporation and or partnership Please input your best estimates on the calculator according to your percentage of ownership however understand that we will refer to the most recently completed tax documentation at the time of application Federal 1040 Schedule C and or Schedule E Federal 1120 or 1120 S Corporate Tax Returns 1165 Partnership Tax Returns K 1s to confirm actual business income and value For families living outside the United States Though our calculator also takes into consideration factors such as currency exchange and differences in cost of living expenses please note that our calculator works best for families living

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  • Facts and Figures | Columbia Financial Aid and Educational Financing
    Fees Education Loans Online Loan Applications Other Funding CVN Columbia Video Network More Information Downloads FAQs Prospective Students Admitted Students Currently Enrolled Students Parents Families Contact Us Contact Form Office Hours Appointments Meet Our Staff Other Financial Aid Offices at Columbia Other Important Offices at Columbia Search Enter a keyword Search Facts and Figures Home How Aid Works Facts and Figures Facts and Figures 2015 2016 Costs Total Cost of Attendance 69 084 Tuition and Fees 53 000 Room and Board 12 860 Books and Personal 3 224 These figures are the basis for determining financial aid eligibility although individual student expenses may vary First year and incoming transfer combined plan students are also charged one time transcript and orientation fees totaling 523 Grants Columbia awards more than 134 million annually in scholarships and grants from all sources 50 of Columbia students receive grants from Columbia and the average amount awarded is 46 516 16 of Columbia s undergraduates receive the Pell Grant a Federal Grant reserved for the students with the highest need in the country John Kluge s recent gift of 400 million for Columbia s financial aid programs is the single largest gift made to any university financial aid program Loans Students are expected to borrow 0 to attend Columbia Work Study Students who receive work study are able to earn wages during their academic year to help offset their expenses by working an average of 10 hours a week in an on campus job Income The median income of families receiving Columbia Grant is 98 814 but many families who earn as much as 200 000 a year can qualify for financial aid Parents with calculated incomes below 60 000 a year and typical assets are expected to contribute 0 towards their children s Columbia education

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  • Meet Our Students | Columbia Financial Aid and Educational Financing
    Apply for Aid Apply for Aid Early Decision Regular Decision Transfer and Combined Plan Continuing Students Application Instructions Track Your Application IDOC Institutional Documentation Service Federal Verification IRS Data Retrieval Tool Financial Planning Paying the E Bill Bill Estimator Tool Education Loans Online Loan Applications Award Letter Guide Outside Scholarships Outside Scholarship Form Current Students On Campus Jobs Work Exemption Program Study Abroad Resident Adviser Program Summer Funding Student Tax Information Graduate Students Tuition and Fees Education Loans Online Loan Applications Other Funding CVN Columbia Video Network More Information Downloads FAQs Prospective Students Admitted Students Currently Enrolled Students Parents Families Contact Us Contact Form Office Hours Appointments Meet Our Staff Other Financial Aid Offices at Columbia Other Important Offices at Columbia Search Enter a keyword Search Meet Our Students Home Parents Families Student Profiles Meet Our Students Bukhosi M SEAS Class of 2013 Damien F CC Class of 2012 Deaton J CC Class of 2013 Hannah D CC Class of 2012 Julio H SEAS Class of 2012 Nicole B CC Class of 2013 How Aid Works How Aid Works Determining Need Types of Aid Net Price Calculator Facts and Figures Meet Our Students Bukhosi Damien Deaton Hannah Julio Nicole Office

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  • Bukhosi M. | Columbia Financial Aid and Educational Financing
    First the Gateway Class and service projects they do are cool For me I didn t find anything else that matched that kind of engineering education with the backdrop of a liberal arts core What advice about financial aid do you wish someone had given you your family when you were in high school My advice find a school that will give you what you need That s the great thing about Columbia Other schools have merit based scholarships but sometimes they won t cover a family s entire need so it makes need based Financial Aid the better options My advice is to apply to need based programs like Columbia s What was your reaction to your award letter My full need was met which was amazing The other exciting thing was that it was a grant no one to pay back after college No debt Amazing I think there s less pressure since it s not a loan but a grant Less pressure on trying to find a high paying job after I graduate just to be able to back the money Freedom and liberty to do what I want to do without having to worry about paying it back I can pursue the major I really want The reality is that there are different income scales for careers in different majors and now I don t have to worry about that Tell us about your experiences with the Columbia financial aid staff I didn t expect it How can I put it I didn t think he was going to be able to know me so well I thought he would say I m working with lots of students and this is what we can give you and if you don t like it go elsewhere But

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