Contacting a Financial Aid Office

At Columbia University, Student Financial Services is a centralized Finance department that oversees the account management aspects of a student's time in school, from sending billing statements to receiving tuition payments to processing stipends and refunds to students.

Separately, almost every school oversees its own operations, which includes admissions and financial aid processes like award decision-making, paperwork processing, and financial aid counseling. These are essential school and program functions that Student Financial Services does not oversee.