Student Aid Legislation

Image of the U.S. Capitol. Photo credit: Martin Falbisoner.


How a Bill Becomes a Law

The legislative process in Congress invokes a variety of rules and procedures. Familiarize yourself with the legislative process.


How Congress Approves a Federal Budget

Federal student aid funding ultimately depends on the passage of a federal budget. Review a guide to the federal budget process.


Additional Information

Learn about the mechanics of the U.S. Government, including the legislative process, the U.S. Constitution, and voting resources.


Contact Information for Senators

Find out how to contact members of the U.S. Senate.


Contact Information for Representatives

Find out how to contact members of the U.S. House of Representatives.


Getting Involved

Visit the Student Aid Alliance. If you have additional questions, visit Columbia University’s Office of Government and Community Affairs.

For Questions Contact

Columbia University Office of Government and Community Affairs


302 Low Library

535 West 116th Street

New York, NY 10027

+1 (212) 854-5915



For Columbia Administrators


Columbia university administrators may join the Legislative Community CourseWorks site for additional resources.

Email Lichinia Beltré, Executive Director of Compliance, Student Financial Services, for details.