Financial Aid FAQ

What is financial aid?

Financial aid is funding that is available to eligible accepted and current students of Columbia University School of Nursing. The process for financial aid begins with completion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Who is eligible for financial aid?

Accepted or current students of Columbia Nursing may be eligible for financial aid. For more information on eligibility criteria, click here. The Office of Financial Aid assists in providing advisement to students during the eligibility process.

What does cost of attendance mean?

Cost of attendance refers to the estimated total cost of attending Columbia Nursing for a period of one year. Cost of attendance encompasses direct and indirect costs to the institution. Direct costs include tuition, university fees, and health insurance. Indirect costs include food and housing, transportation, books and supplies, and personal expenses.

What scholarship opportunities does Columbia Nursing offer?

More than $10 million dollars have been awarded annually to new students. Columbia Nursing offers a variety of different merit and need-based scholarships including teaching assistantships to help financially offset the cost of attendance.