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Columbia University, School of General Studies Tuition, Costs, & Financial Aid Information

New York, NY

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$75,609
Tuition and Fees
$59,462
Room and Board
$14,352
Books and Supplies
$1,400
Other Expenses
Not reported
Payment Plans
Prepayment plan, installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
gs-admit@columbia.edu
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
June 1
Award Notification
On a rolling basis
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal and Institutional Methodologies
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is E00487
Free

Profile of 2019 - 20 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
31 (72.1%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
30 (96.8%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
28 (93.3%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
2 (7.1%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
32%
Average Award
$19,986
Need-Based Gift
Received by 28 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $14,367
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 20 (71.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $7,867
Merit-Based Gift
Not reported
Merit-Based Gift
1 (2.3%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $12,489

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
880 (83.7%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
834 (94.8%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
822 (98.6%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
19 (2.3%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
42%
Average Award
$30,920
Need-Based Gift
Received by 814 (99.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $23,244
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 649 (79.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $10,008
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 15 (1.8%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
56 (5.3%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $12,944

Borrowing

2019 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
Not reported
Average Indebtedness of 2019 Graduates
Not reported
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans
State Loans
 
Other Loans
College/university loans

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
None

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 Programs
Federal work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported

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