What are the financial aid options for an international student?
Columbia does offer financial aid to international students (non-U.S. citizens). The Columbia Undergraduate Admissions reviews international students applying for admission with financial aid through a need-aware process, which means the chances of being admitted with funding are competitive. Those who seek financial aid must apply at the same time they apply to Columbia for admission. Students without U.S. citizenship or U.S. Permanent Resident status who are not admitted with financial aid are not eligible to apply for financial aid once at Columbia; however students admitted with financial aid are guaranteed 100% of financial need based on the financial aid application. Please see the Financial Aid website for information regarding the application process.