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Our Goal  |  Student Service Center Student Financial Planning  |  Loans Cashier's Office Accounting Collections and Receivables  |  Work-Study Program  |  Military and Veteran Affairs  |  Registration and Financial Services at CUMC

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Our goal at Student Financial Services is to partner with all University Schools to support the removal of financial barriers that might stand in your way, so you can be free to pursue your academic endeavors.

Most Schools at Columbia have their own financial aid office. Use our contact list to find yours.

 

For other needs, use the links above or scroll through the listing below to find the right team to help you.

 

Student Service Center

Contact us with questions about the Student Account, Tuition & Fees, Refunds, and Academic Certifications.

(For detailed registration, grades and transcript questions, please contact the Office of the Registrar.)

 

Location: 205 Kent Hall

Hours: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Monday – Friday

Phone: +1-212-854-4400

Online Q&A tool

Website: http://ssc.columbia.edu

 

Mailing Address:

205 Kent Hall, Mail Code 9202

1140 Amsterdam Ave.

New York, NY 10027

SFP provides financial aid counseling for Architecture, Arts, and Professional Studies students. For all other schools, please contact your individual school.

 

Location: 202 Kent Hall

Hours: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Monday – Friday

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Phone: +1-212-854-7040

Fax: +1-212-854-2818

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Mailing Address:

202 Kent Hall, MC 9208

1140 Amsterdam Ave.

New York, NY 10027

Loans

Contact us with questions about:

  • HPSL and Institutional loan disclosures and certification

  • Federal Perkins, HPSL, LDS and PCL promissory notes

  • Delinquent Federal Perkins, Institutional and HPSL, LDS and PCL loans

  • Loan cancellations  and deferments for Federal Perkins loans

  • Institutional and HPSL, LDS and PCL loans

  • Loan Holds related to Exit Counseling

  • Student Loan Holds on SIS

Location: Studebaker Bldg., 6th Floor

Hours: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Monday – Friday

Online Q&A tool

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Call Us:

  • If your last name begins with A-F, dial +1 (212) 854-8211
  • If your last name begins with G-O, dial +1 (212) 854-7213
  • If your last name begins with P-Z, dial +1 (212) 854-3722

 

Cashiers (Morningside)

Contact us with questions about paper checks, in-person payments, and pickup for stipends and other payments to students.

 

Location: 210 Kent Hall

Hours: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Monday – Friday

Phone: +1-212-854-1541

Online Q&A tool

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Mailing Address:

Student Financial Service

210 Kent Hall

1140 Amsterdam Avenue

New York, NY 10027

Attn: Cashiers office

 

Please note: The "lockbox" is a processing center and cannot accept any mailing that requires signature for receipt. Do not mail cash, credit card authorizations, outside scholarship awards or correspondence to the lockbox. All outside scholarship awards and correspondence should be sent to Student Financial Services.

Accounting Reconciliation and Control Monitoring

Contact us with questions regarding wire payments; Tuition Assistance Payments (TAP); summer stipend processing; SIS fund code set-up; SIS to ARC interface and data transfers; and departmental inquiries re: SIS data posting to ARC.

 

Location: Studebaker Bldg., 6th Floor

Hours: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Monday – Friday

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Student Accounts Collections and Receivables - Enrolled and Non-enrolled Students

Contact us with questions about:

  • delinquent student accounts for students who are no longer enrolled

  • six (6) months payment agreement

  • Columbia University’s Past Due Notification program, including telephone call outreach, mailings and e-mail notifications,

  • Holds related to Prior Term Balances

  • Holds related to write-off of past due balances

  • Collection Holds, Collection Agency Inquiries and Inquiries related to accounts referred to the University’s attorney

Location: Studebaker Bldg., 6th Floor

Hours: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Monday – Friday

Online Q&A tool

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Work-Study

Location: 205 Kent Hall

Hours: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Monday – Friday

Email Us

Phone: +1-212-854-2392

Fax: +1-212-854-4777

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Mailing Address:

205 Kent Hall, MC 9207 1140 Amsterdam Ave.

New York, NY 10027

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Military and Veteran Affairs

Contact us with questions about upport for and oversight of educational and other benefits for student veterans and service members.

 

Location: 202 Kent Hall

Hours: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Monday – Friday

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Phone: +1-212-854-3161

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Registration and Financial Services at CUMC

Medical Center

Location: 1-141 Black Building, Unit 45

Hours: 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday – Friday

Phone: +1-212-342-4790

Online Q&A tool

 

Mailing Address:

1-141 Black Building, Unit 45

630 West 168th Street

New York, NY 10032

OUR LEADERSHIP TEAM

 

Jane Hojan-Clark, Ph.D.

Associate Vice President

jh3574@columbia.edu

+1 (212) 853-0469

 

Kim Ferguson

Administrative Coordinator

dkf2103@columbia.edu

+1 (212) 854-0134

 

Tonya Anderson

Executive Director, Registration and Student Financial Services at CUMC

tra1@columbia.edu

+1 (212) 305-1401

 

Lichinia Beltré

Executive Director, Compliance

lb216@columbia.edu

+1 (212) 854-8265

 

David Seltzer

Interim Executive Director, University Financial Aid

ds3085@columbia.edu

+1 (212) 851-9186

 

Nida Williams

Executive Director, Accounting and Business Management (Office of the Bursar)

nw95@columbia.edu

+1 (212) 854-5103

 

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