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Costs and Financing

Welcome from the Director of Educational Financing

Deciding to return to school can be a complex process, and we are pleased that you are considering the School of General Studies of Columbia University to continue your education. We know that a Columbia education is a significant investment, and the financial aid process can sometimes feel confusing. We are committed to working with you to demystify the process and to provide an aid package specifically tailored to your financial situation.

Once you're admitted to GS, we at the Office of Educational Financing are available to counsel you on managing your short- and long-term educational costs. You may schedule an appointment online, in person at 408 Lewisohn Hall, or by calling (212) 854-5410. You may also submit questions to . In the meantime, be sure to visit the Financing Your Education section of this site where you'll find valuable information for prospective students.

I look forward to meeting you, and working with you to help you continue your story.


William "Skip" Bailey
Director of Educational Financing
School of General Studies
Columbia University