The Office of Financial Aid implements school policies relating to graduate financial aid. The staff supplies students with information on funding from Columbia or outside sources, calculating financial need, and the allocation of available funds for both incoming and continuing students. Staff members help students and departments understand the financial aid programs.
This office is also responsible for the administration of many external awards made by outside agencies as well as for the processing of all federal loan and Work-Study applications.
Please find a list of financial aid resources below.
Office of Financial Aid
107 Low Library, MC 4304
535 West 116th Street
New York, NY 10027
Please see here for GSAS Office of Financial Aid Contacts by academic department.
Financial Aid Toolkit
Cost of Attendance
The following is the estimated cost of attendance for the 2021-2022 academic year.
Billing and Payments
Students are billed for tuition, fees, and other charges at the start of each term.
Six-Step Guide to Applying for US Federal Loans
In order to receive a US federal loan, a student must be a US citizen or an eligible non-citizen.
Financing Information for MA Students
Scholarship funding opportunities for MA students are limited, but there are various potential financing options.
Students who wish to work while they study at GSAS may pursue work-study or non-work-study positions.
Yellow Ribbon Program
Significant financial aid is on offer to students and their dependents who served in the US Armed Forces on or after September 11, 2001.
Tax Information for Students
Not constituting tax advice, this is general information for students on where and how they are subject to taxation.
Tax Information for International Students
Learn about the tax rules that apply to international graduate students.
Fellowship Information for Doctoral Students
Fellowships are awarded for demonstrated academic merit in recognition of academic achievement and in expectation of scholarly success.
The Graduate School of Arts and Sciences administers a number of fellowships internally.
Applying for external fellowships can aid both in clarifying the aims of a research project and in the cultivation of grant-writing skills.
Upcoming Fellowship and Award Opportunities
Return to this page regularly to view upcoming opportunities, deadlines, and eligibility information.
Summer Funding Opportunities
This page contains a sample of summer funding opportunities for graduate students.