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Office of Financial Aid

The Office of Financial Aid provides guidance and counseling during your financial aid process. We are committed to working with you to help you navigate the process of applying for and managing your financial aid. 

New Fall 2016 Students:

Please make sure that you have completed all the following steps to ensure that you are on track to start classes in September!
 
1. Sumbit your FAFSA*.
2. Log into NetPartner and accept/decline your financial aid package.
3. Complete either the Private Loan Request form or the Grad PLUS form to apply for additional aid. Send these forms to sonfinaid@cumc.columbia.edu.
4. Check the Documents tab of your NetPartner to make sure that you have completed all necessary documents (like Master Promissory Notes and Entrance Counseling). 
 
* For the 2016-2017 year, the federal deadline says applications must be submitted by midnight Central Time, June 30, 2017.  Any corrections or updates must be submitted by midnight Central Time, September 23, 2017. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) can be submitted anytime while enrolled during your academic year.  Please keep in mind that aid may only disburse during a period of enrollment for halftime or more.
 

Continuing Fall 2016 Students:

Fall classes start September 6, 2016. If you have not yet applied for financial aid for the fall term, please make sure to complete your FAFSA and, if you would like to apply for additional funding, apply for a Grad PLUS or Private Loan. Please submit the FAFSA and any Grad PLUS or Private Loan forms at least two weeks prior to the start of fall classes. Please note: If you have already applied for financial aid for the year, then you do not need to complete the FAFSA again.
 

Office Hours

You are welcome to come in and speak to one of our financial aid administrators who will assist with any student financial aid questions or concerns.

Walk-in Hours: Monday through Wednesday, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
By Appointment Only: Thursdays and Fridays, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Please send your appointment request in writing to sonfinaid@cumc.columbia.edu with the subject line "Appointment Request." The Office of Financial Aid will contact you within 1-2 business days regarding availability.