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Financial Aid and Scholarships

Most students at the School of Professional Studies use a combination of savings, scholarships, loans, outside grants, sponsors, or employer tuition benefits to cover the cost of attendance. 

It is recommended that you start planning your tuition financing as soon as possible and review additional information provided by the Office of Student Financial Planning. We encourage you to contact the sfp [[at]] columbia [[dot]] edu (Student Financial Planning team) with any questions.

Financial Resources

External Funding

The School of Professional Studies seeks to provide students with the resources to support their success while enrolled at Columbia University. During a student’s course of study, the School aims to keep students engaged and focused on maximizing their educational experience, advancing theory and practice in partnership with faculty, and expanding their professional acumen and network. This scholarship handbook provides an extensive list of tailored external funding opportunities that SPS students may be eligible to apply for in order to financially support their studies. The list was carefully curated, taking into account the diverse experiences and interests of the student community, and we hope it proves valuable in your studies.

Please visit External Funding Opportunities to view the curated list.

Please note that these are external funding opportunities that are not affiliated with the School of Professional Studies or Columbia University, and therefore we are unable to guarantee the accuracy of the information on the related website. Any questions or concerns specific to the opportunity should be sent directly to the sponsoring organization.


For questions about your financial student account or bill, email Student Financial Services at sfs [[at]] columbia [[dot]] edu (sfs[at]columbia[dot]edu).
For questions about student aid and financing your education, email Student Financial Planning at sfp [[at]] columbia [[dot]] edu (sfp[at]columbia[dot]edu)