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.