Student Financial Planning for Architecture, Planning & Preservation

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Resources  |  Cost of Attendance by Program  |  Student Loans  |  Alternative Loans  |  Scholarships & Grants

 

The Office of 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.


Resources

Important: Students in GSAPP must meet graduate student eligibility requirements for financial aid.

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Cost of Attendance by Program

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.

2017-2018 Financial Aid Checklist - Graduate Students (PDF)

 

 

Masters of Architecture, Urban Planning & Historic Preservation


2017-18

(Estimated costs based on a nine-month academic year.)    

ItemCost
Tuition$ 55,020 (12-19 points per semester) 
Fees*$ 5,138 - $ 5,278
Living$ 20,682
Books$ 3,262
Commute$ 1,089
Personal$ 4,671
Loan Origination$ 218
TOTAL$ 90,080 - $ 90,220

*Includes health insurance costs, health service fee, university facilities fee, and document fee (one time fee charged in first semester of attendance.) Also includes ISSO fee charged to international students only.

 

Advanced Architecture, Urban Design & Real Estate Development


2017-18

(Estimated costs based on a twelve-month academic year.)

ItemCost
Tuition$ 82,530 (12-19 points per semester)
Fees*$ 6,617 - $ 6,827
Living$ 27,576
Books$ 4,892
Commute$ 1,452
Personal$ 6,228
Loan Origination$ 436
TOTAL$ 129,731 - $ 129,581

*Includes health insurance costs, health service fee, university facilities fee, and document fee (one time fee charged in first semester of attendance.) Also includes ISSO fee charged to international students only.

 

New York/Paris


2017-18

(Estimated costs based on a nine-month academic year.) 

ItemCost
Tuition$ 36,540
Fees*$ 5,138 - $ 5,278
Living$ 20,682
Books$ 3,348
Commute**$ 484
Personal$ 4,671
Loan Origination$ 133
TOTAL$ 70,996 - $ 71,136

*Includes health insurance costs, health service fee, university facilities fee, and document fee (one time fee charged in first semester of attendance.) Also includes ISSO fee charged to international students only.

**Commuting cost for Fall only, since the student will be in Paris in the Spring.

 

 

Types of Aid

 

Student Loans

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FEDERAL DIRECT UNSUBSIDIZED LOANS

For general information, visit our Federal Direct Subsidized/Unsubsidized Loans page.

Note: Students who are in non-degree programs are not eligible for federal loans. 

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

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FEDERAL DIRECT GRADUATE PLUS LOANS

For general information, visit our Federal Direct Graduate Plus Loans page.

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Alternative Loan Programs (Additional educational loans)

 

PRIVATE LOANS

For general information, visit our Private Loans page.

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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

Visit our Outside Awards page.

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