Cost of Attendance - Architecture

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Student Financial Planning is pleased to provide the following financial aid information to students in the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation (GSAPP). Our office in 202 Kent Hall is the central contact for counseling GSAPP students on financial aid.

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Important: Students in GSAPP must meet Graduate Student Eligibility Requirements for financial aid.

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Cost of Attendance

The cost of attendance, also known as the "budget" or "COA," represents the student's maximum financial aid eligibility. The budget is determined by the school and consists of tuition and fees plus estimated living expenses.

In determining the budget, the school applies a conservative estimate of living expenses to all students. We recognize, however, that actual living expenses vary from person to person. If the student faces higher actual costs or has extenuating circumstances that warrant a higher cost of attendance, the student may request a budget increase (2015-16). 

 

 

2015-16: Masters of Architecture, Urban Planning & Historic Preservation

(Based on a nine-month academic year) 
ItemCost
Tuition$50,880
Commute$1,584
Fees**$4,776
Personal$4,230
Living$18,765
Origination$218
Books$3,250
TOTAL$83,703
**Includes health insurance costs 

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2015-16 Advanced Architecture, Urban Design & Real Estate Development

(Based on a Twelve-month academic year) 
ItemCost
Tuition 12-19 points$76,320
Commute$2,016
Books$4,750
Fees**$5,707
Personal$5,640
Living$25,020
Origination$436
TOTAL$119,889
**Includes health insurance costs 

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2015-16 New York/Paris

(Based on a nine-month academic year) 
ItemCost
Tuition$34,500
Commute*$704
Books$3,250
Fees**$4,776
Personal$4,230
Living$18,765
Origination$133
TOTAL$66,358
*Commuting cost for Fall only, since student will be in Paris in the Spring 
**Includes health insurance costs 

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Types of Aid

 

Scholarships and Grants

 

COLUMBIA INSTITUTIONAL AID

Institutional aid is awarded and administered by the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation.

 

OUTSIDE SCHOLARSHIPS AND GRANTS

A search for outside scholarship money is more time-consuming but may be well worth the effort.

Students may be eligible for a specific scholarship or grant from an outside agency. Some sources to explore are employers, unions, professional organizations, special interest groups, and the Internet. Go to the Outside Awards section of this site to see a sampling of awards from outside agencies.

Students must notify our office if receiving funds from any outside sources.

If a student receives a scholarship from an outside organization, the Office of Student Financial Planning first applies the amount against the student's unmet need, then toward self-help awards (by reducing private loans or work-study), and finally by reducing federal aid (affecting federal loans first) so that total financial aid (including the outside scholarship) does not exceed the cost of attendance.

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Student Loans

 

FEDERAL PERKINS LOANS

General information about Federal Perkins Loans can be found in this section of the SFS website.

Aside from the FAFSA, the Office of Student Financial Planning requires the following documents:

  • Federal Perkins Loan Master Promissory Note: All new students and/or first time borrowers must complete a Perkins Master Promissory Note. The Perkins MPN can be completed online through Student Services Online (SSOL), printed, and submitted to Student Financial Planning.

  • Entrance Interview: All new students and/or first time borrowers are required to complete the Entrance Interview before funds are disbursed to their university student account. The Entrance Interview can be completed online through Student Services Online (SSOL).

  • Exit Interview: Students who are graduating or cease to be registered for at least six credits must complete the Exit interview. The Exit Interview can be completed online through Student Services Online (SSOL).

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FEDERAL DIRECT UNSUBSIDIZED LOANS

General information regarding Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loans can be found in this section of the SFS site.

Note: Students who are in the New York/Paris program and Special Student non-degree programs are not eligible for federal loans. These particular programs are considered non-degree.

Aside from the FAFSA, the Office of Student Financial Planning requires the following documents:

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FEDERAL DIRECT GRADUATE PLUS LOANS

General information regarding Federal Direct Graduate PLUS Loans can be found on in this section of the SFS site.

 

Alternative Loan Programs (Additional Educational Loans)

General information regarding private loans can be found on in this section of the SFS site.