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.

 

HOW-TO VIDEOS

Choose one of the segments below to learn more about key steps in the financial aid process.

 

 

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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.

 

2016-17: Masters of Architecture, Urban Planning & Historic Preservation

(Based on a nine-month academic year)    

ItemCost
Tuition$52,920 (12-19 points per semester)
Fees*$5,335
Living$19,701
Books$3,348
Commute$1,049
Personal$4,446
Loan Origination$218
TOTAL$87,017

*Includes health insurance costs, university facilties fee, and document fee (one time fee charged in first semester of attendance). 


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2016-17: Advanced Architecture, Urban Design & Real Estate Development

(Based on a Twelve-month academic year)    

ItemCost
Tuition$79,380 (12-19 points per semester)
Fees*$6,691
Living $26,268
Books$4,893
Commute$1,399
Personal$5,928
Loan Origination$436
TOTAL$124,995

*Includes health insurance costs, university facilties fee, and document fee (one time fee charged in first semester of attendance). 

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2016-17: New York/Paris

(Based on a nine-month academic year)

ItemCost
Tuition$35,520
Fees*$5,335
Living$19,701
Books$3,348
Commute**$466
Personal$4,446
Loan Origination$133
TOTAL$68,949

*Includes health insurance costs, university facilties fee, and document fee (one time fee charged in first semester of attendance).   

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

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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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