Financial Aid Application Process | Applicants

Financial Aid Application Process | Applicants

While financial aid is administered directly by the institution a student is attending during the academic year, the financial aid application process is consolidated for entering students and is completed during the admissions process.

Based on the submission of the Dual BA Program Application for Financial Aid and supporting documentation, students will receive a financial aid package that will include projected financial awards for the full four-year program.

Required Documents

Dual BA Program Application for Financial Aid

The Dual BA Program scholarship committee requires that all students applying for financial aid submitthe Dual BA Program Application for Financial Aid, regardless of their country of citizenship.

Applicants for Fall 2018 admission who wish to request scholarship funding from either Sciences Po or Columbia University must submit this application by February 15, 2018.

Please note:

  • You may not save your financial aid application and return to it at a future time.
  • Anywhere it requests information regarding currency, please input in U.S. currency.

The final question of this application is an optional brief statement. Because it is not possible for students to save their work and return to the application at a later time, we suggest composing the brief statement in a word processing program before beginning the application.

Students should report any technical issues experienced while using the application to spo-finaid@columbia.edu, providing their name and as much detail as possible about the issues they are experiencing.

U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents

In addition to the Scholarship Application form, all U.S. citizens or permanent residents applying for financial aid are required to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by February 15, 2018.

The Columbia University FAFSA code is 002707.

Non-U.S. Citizens

In addition to the Scholarship Application form, all non-U.S. citizens applying for financial aid are required to submit the International Student Financial Aid Supplement by February 15, 2018.

Optional Documents

Proof of income and documents explaining a student's family situation (e.g., income tax returns for both parents, payslips, divorce certificate, unemployment benefits, documents related to alimony, child support, retirement pensions, death certificates, etc.) may be submitted as a single PDF within the Dual BA Program Application for Financial Aid.