类型的援助

什么是经济援助? Financial aid is any type of financial assistance that you obtain to go to college. The main types of financial aid are 奖学金, 学生贷款, 奖助金, 工作研究.

To be considered for federal financial aid, you need to submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid, 通常被称为 FAFSA. We will use information from your FAFSA to compile your total financial aid package, which includes all types of aid. You'll be notified of your package on your 资助通知书.

奖学金

奖学金 are aid that you don't have to pay back—think of them as a gift. They are usually intended to be used for tuition expenses. There are many types of 奖学金, from a variety of sources. 

For more information, visit our 奖学金部分

  • Incoming 本科生

    Columbia offers renewable 奖学金 to incoming freshmen and transfer students. If you're interested in being considered for a Columbia scholarship, complete your undergraduate admission for application.

    For financial need-based aid for 2022-23, submit a FAFSA 从2021年10月1日开始. 

    对于智力援助, 提交一个投资组合 of your best creative work by 11:59 pm on Wednesday, January 19, 2022. Submissions will not be accepted after this date.

    Note: while 奖学金 are typically awarded to students who start in the Fall semester, there are a limited number of 奖学金 available if you begin in the spring.

  • Continuing 本科生

    Columbia offers 奖学金 to support sophomores, 初中, 和老年人, both at a college-wide level and within individual departments.

    使用 奖学金仪 to see a list of 奖学金 and for eligibility and application requirements. You can also apply online through your MyColumbia门户.

  • 研究生

    If you complete the admissions application by the program deadline, you're automatically considered for a 研究生 Assistantship Award. This award provides up to full tuition based on the duration of the program and the strength of your admissions application. 国际 students are eligible.

    你也可以使用 奖学金仪 to see a list of 奖学金 and for eligiblity and application requirements. You can also apply online through your MyColumbia门户.

贷款

贷款 are borrowed money that you can use for college. Your loans must be paid back, along with any interest that may accumulate on them.

联邦贷款, which have lower interest rates and more flexible repayment options than private 学生贷款, are an investment in your future and can be a great way to pay for school.

For more detailed information about federal loan options, visit our 联邦贷款页面. For more information about private loans, visit our 私人贷款页面.

你是一个 承认转学生? 你是一个 current undergraduate student? Find out what you might need to know when applying for loans.

  • 本科生

    You can take out direct loans to pay for your college education. 有几个选择:

    • Federal Direct Subsidized 贷款: You are not responsible for interest on your loans until you begin paying them back. While you're in school, during periods of deferment, interest is paid by the U.S. 教育部.
    • Ferderl Direct Unsubsidized 贷款: You are responsible for all interest, which will begin accumulating while you're in school. 

    父母 of dependent undergraduate students can also take out Federal Direct Plus 贷款 to pay for their children's expenses. 

  • 研究生

    As a graduate student, you have several options for loans:

    • Federal Direct Unsubsidized 贷款: You are responsible for all interest on the loan, which will begin accumulating while you're in school.
    • Federal Direct PLUS 贷款: You are responsible for all interest on the loan, which will begin accumulating while you're in school. 

奖助金

A grant is a form of aid that generally does not need to be repaid if you finish each semester.

These 奖助金 can be divided into three general categories: institutional 奖助金, 国家拨款, 和联邦拨款. For more detailed information about specific 奖助金, visit our 赠款页面
  • 本科生

    本科, students who demonstrate financial need on their FAFSA application may be eligible for 奖助金. 这些可以包括:

    For more detailed information about specific 奖助金, visit our 赠款页面

工作研究

Federal 工作研究 is a federally funded program that provides part-time jobs to eligible degree-seeking students. 学生 must meet requirements, including demonstrating financial need, to be considered for 工作研究.

For more information, visit our 工作研究页面

For more information about federal student aid, please visit studentaid.政府.
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