University Financial Aid
University Financial Aid works with each of Columbia's schools to support their local financial aid offices. We provide oversight and guidance on federal, state and institutional regulations and policies. We also serve as a central source of information about loans and other types of financial aid.
Disclosure on Lender Information
Columbia makes no representations, warranties or guarantees that the financing options presented in this site are the most attractive terms available to any particular student. In addition, please note that Columbia University is not a lender and is not engaged in rendering legal, accounting, financial planning, or other professional services. Any agreements entered into with the providers whose products are included in this site will exist solely between the provider and the student, and Columbia assumes no obligation or liability in connection with any such agreements. We recommend that you consult with your own expert advisors before making educational financing decisions. In addition, please read the lender disclosure for Academic Year 2013-2014 in relation to the lenders presented in this site. Students and parents have the right and ability to select the education loan provider of their choice, are not required to use any of these suggested lenders and will suffer no penalty for choosing a lender that is not included here as a suggested lender. PLEASE NOTE: The terms and conditions of federal student loans or assistance may be more favorable or beneficial than the terms and conditions of private education loans.
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Columbia students should work with their school's financial aid office to manage loans, scholarships and grants: