Types of Aid

Types of Aid

Financial Aid: Years One and Two (at Sciences Po)

Sciences Po administers financial aid during the first two years of enrollment in the Dual BA Program. Awards for financial aid are offered through the the Emile Boutmy program. Eligible students are first time applicants, from a non-European Union state, whose household does not file taxes within the European Union, and who have been admitted to the Undergraduate program. (Please note: while European Union members are not eligible for Boutmy Scholarship consideration during years one and two [see http://formation.sciences-po.fr/en/contenu/school-fees for information on tuition and fees for EU members] they must complete the Dual BA Application for Financial Aid to be considered for financial aid by Columbia University during years three and four of the program.)

Students who are not eligible are:

  • Swiss and Norwegian applicants, since they may be entitled to CROUS scholarships
  • Candidates who have dual citizenship, including from a European Union state
  • Candidates from Quebec (since they may take advantage of sliding scale fees same as European applicants)
  • The Emile Boutmy Scholarship may not be supplemented with other scholarship (Eiffel scholarship, AEFE scholarship, BGF).

The Emile Boutmy Scholarship

The Emile Boutmy Scholarship is awarded based on a review of the student’s demonstrated record of excellence and socioeconomic background. Students submitting the Dual BA Program Application for Financial Aid will receive consideration for the Emile Boutmy Scholarship.

The Emile Boutmy Scholarship can take several different forms:

  • A tuition grant of €7,300 per year for the two years of the undergraduate program, in addition to a grant to cover part of the cost of living of €5,000 per year.
  • A tuition grant of €7,300 per year for the two years of the undergraduate program.
  • A tuition grant of €5,000 per year for the two years of the undergraduate program.
  • A tuition grant of €3,000 per year for the two years of the undergraduate program.

If the scholarship recipients' academic results are not within the upper half of their year group at the end of the first year, they will forfeit their right to the scholarship for the second year. If the scholarship recipient is within the top 10% of his/her year group at the end of the first year, s/he will be eligible for a revision of the amount of the scholarship.

Students who have been granted for a scholarship and decide to defer admission will lose the scholarship.

Financial Aid: Years Three and Four (at Columbia University)

  • Students enrolled at Columbia University School of General Studies may be eligible to receive scholarships, grants, loans, and work-study. Financial aid may come from GS, federal and state governments, or private sources.
  • Scholarships and grants: Institutional scholarships, outside scholarships, and Federal and State grants are forms of aid that do not have to be repaid.
  • Loans: Federal and private loans are forms of aid that must be repaid.
  • Student Employment: The Federal Work-Study Program (for those eligible) and the Center for Career Education can assist students in finding part-time employment.
  • Aid for International and Military Students: Specific sources of aid are available for international students, and for military veterans and their families.

The Columbia University FAFSA code is 002707.

For a comprehensive look at educational financing options, please consult the main School of General Studies Financing Your Education site.  

All applicants who are U.S. citizens or Permanent Residents are also required to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).