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COLLEGE PROFILE

Columbia University

New York, NY

TUITION AND EXPENSES

Cost of Attendance$71,690
Tuition and Fees
$55,161
Room and Board
$13,244
Books and Supplies
$1,223
Other Expenses
$2,062
Payment PlansInstallment plan, prepayment discount, external finance company

APPLYING FOR FINANCIAL AID

Financial Aid Office
E-mailugrad-finaid@columbia.edu
Web SiteFinancial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL Net Price Calculator URL
Application Process
Application Deadline 
Award NotificationOn or about April 1
Methodology for Awarding
Institutional Aid
Federal and Institutional Methodologies
Forms RequiredCost to File
FAFSA
Code is E00485
Free
CSS/Financial Aid Profile$25 for first college, $16 each additional

PROFILE OF 2016-17 FINANCIAL AID

Freshmen
Financial Aid Applicants857 (60.4%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need727 (84.8%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid727 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met727 (100.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met100%
Average Award$55,687
Need-Based Gift
Received by 721 (99.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $52,073
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 533 (73.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $2,690
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 25 (3.4%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based GiftNot reported
All Undergraduates
Financial Aid Applicants3,290 (53.4%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need2,993 (91.0%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid2,993 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met2,911 (97.3%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met99%
Average Award$55,521
Need-Based Gift
Received by 2,973 (99.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $50,733
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 2,427 (81.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,198
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 83 (2.8%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based GiftNot reported
Borrowing
2016 Graduates Who
Took Out Loans
Not reported
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
Not reported
Parents Borrowing PLUS Loans 
Parents of Students
Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents of Students Not
Receiving Aid
Not reported

FINANCIAL AID PROGRAMS

Loans
Federal LoansDirect subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans
State Loans 
Other LoansCollege/university loans, Alternative loans
Scholarships and Grants
Need-Based AvailableFederal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based AvailableNone
Non-Need Awards
Academic Interest/Achievement
Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money
Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance
Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money
Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities
Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money
Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics
Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money
Awarded)
 
Employment
Work-Study ProgramsFederal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from
On-Campus Employment
Not reported
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CLASS OF 2022 Profile of Students on COLLEGEdata
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  GPA SAT ACT
UW W M ERW  
Average 3.82 4.28 730 709 32
Low 3.00 3.10 570 530 18
High 4.00 5.00 800 800 36
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