Graduate Financial Aid

Columbia University’s educational financing options consist of federal, state, institutional and private sources of funds that will help meet the diverse needs of the student population. Columbia recognizes the importance of choices in educational financing and hopes that the options provided will be useful in planning and managing educational expenses.

Before you explore these options, we ask that you read the disclosure below regarding the suggested lenders for private loans featured on this website. 

Please note: If you receive financial aid, you are required to notify your school's Financial Aid Office upon receiving any funds that you did not report on the original financial aid application, such as University tuition exemption, scholarships, tuition reimbursement from your employer, or sponsorship.

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 2014-2015 and for AY2015-2016 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 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.