Applying for Aid | Prospective Undergraduate Students

We are pleased that you are considering the Columbia University School of General Studies to continue your education. We know that a Columbia education is a significant investment, and are committed to working with you to provide an aid package specifically tailored to your financial situation. Once you have been admitted to GS, the Office of Educational Financing will be available to counsel you on managing your educational costs.

For a list of commonly-used financial aid terms, please reference the Financial Aid Definitions page.

For information about financial aid for Postbac Premed students, visit Types of Financial Aid.

While GS scholarships for undergraduate students can range from $500 to $25,000, those in their first term of enrollment typically receive a scholarship between $9,000 and $12,000. Scholarships are awarded to students with demonstrated academic achievement and are influenced by financial need. Amounts typically increase from year to year based on academic success.

Prospective students are encouraged to apply for financial aid when completing an admissions application, and are strongly encouraged to apply for admission by the Early Action deadlines.

Financial Aid Deadlines

Fall Early Action

Fall Regular Decision

Spring Early Action

Spring Regular Decision

For information about financial aid for Postbac Premed students, visit Types of Financial Aid.

Contact Information

GS Office of Educational Financing

408 Lewisohn Hall
2970 Broadway
New York, NY 10027
(212) 854-5410
gs_financial_aid@columbia.edu

Hours
Monday, Tuesday - Friday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Wednesday: 9 a.m. - 6 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
http://askus.columbia.edu

Hours
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
workstudy@columbia.edu

Hours
Monday - Friday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.