Financial Planning Options

Dear Students and Families

Whether you are a new student just starting your academic career at Columbia University, or a continuing student, we understand just how important it is to plan your finances ahead of time. Our goal at Student Financial Services is to partner with our schools to support the removal of financial barriers that might stand in your way, so you can be free to pursue your academic endeavors.
 
With that in mind, we are providing some key resources to help you and your family plan your budget.
 

Plan Your Expenses for 2016-17

We have compiled a variety of information to help you plan, including the 2016–17 tuition rates and associated fees for all schools and programs. Additionally, many Columbia schools offer additional details on tuition and fees on their websites; check our listing to see if your school offers this resource.
 
Keep in mind that the Student Health Service Fee and Student Health Insurance are billed to the student account, and these amounts for 2016-17 will be available soon.
 
Also note that if you have applied for financial aid, your school has a financial aid office to support you, listed online: School Financial Aid Offices.
 

Take Advantage of the Payment Plan, and More

To help you manage your financial needs, we offer a variety of ways to pay your Columbia bill, including a flexible, low-fee monthly payment plan, integrated with your E-Bill via Student Services Online (SSOL). Our payment plan allows you to make adjustments throughout each semester, as you change your registration, update meal options, and make other transactions. You can sign up as early as July 1, to spread your payments over as many months as possible.
 
Lastly, please review More Planning Resources, at right, for additional information. We are here to help; if you have further questions about your student account, please contact CUMC Registration and Student Financial Services at cumc-rfs@columbia.edu or 212-342-4790.
 
We wish you success in the upcoming year, and in all your future endeavors.
 
Sincerely,
Jane Hojan-Clark, Ph.D.
Associate Vice President