Financing Your Education

The Office of Financial Aid implements school policies relating to graduate financial aid. The staff supplies students with information on funding from Columbia or outside sources, calculating financial need, and the allocation of available funds for both incoming and continuing students. Staff members help students and departments understand the financial aid programs.

This office is also responsible for the administration of many external awards made by outside agencies as well as for the processing of all federal loan and Work-Study applications.

Please find a list of financial aid resources below.

Financial Aid Toolkit

Cost of Attendance

The following is the estimated cost of attendance for the 2021-2022 academic year.

Billing and Payments

Students are billed for tuition, fees, and other charges at the start of each term.

Student Employment

Students who wish to work while they study at GSAS may pursue work-study or non-work-study positions.

Loan FAQs

This article will help you navigate obtaining education financing through loans.

Yellow Ribbon Program

Significant financial aid is on offer to students and their dependents who served in the US Armed Forces on or after September 11, 2001.

Tax Information for Students

Not constituting tax advice, this is general information for students on where and how they are subject to taxation.

Internal Fellowships

The Graduate School of Arts and Sciences administers a number of fellowships internally.

External Fellowships

Applying for external fellowships can aid both in clarifying the aims of a research project and in the cultivation of grant-writing skills.