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Office of the Bursar
Teachers College, Columbia University
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If you have questions about tuition, housing, fees, disbursement of federal, private and institutional aid, and refund checks, we're here to help. We can also help you with deferred payment plans and other financial matters. We hope that you can find answers to your questions here. If not, let us know. Feel free to call our office at 212-678-3056 or send us an email to

NOTE: Teachers College health insurance plans changed effective September 1, 2014 and new names were adopted. For earlier charges "Gold" means basic and "Platinum" means comprehensive.

Mission Statement

The Office of the Bursar provides a range of services to students, faculty and staff of Teachers College. The services include: answering questions regarding billing and collecting tuition, housing, and all applicable fees; and disbursing federal, private, institutional aid, stipends, and refund checks. In addition, we offer a deferred payment plan option for students who cannot make full payment. We process all payments for students and staff for tuition, housing, and loan accounts; and interact with other offices to resolve discrepancies with accounts.

The administration of the office manages the day to day operational and personnel aspects of the office, implements all policy related decisions, and provide recommendations for effective and efficient processes. It is the mission of the office to strive for excellence in providing services to its constituents. The Office of the Bursar is charged with safeguarding the college's assets for which we are responsible, adhering to all applicable policies and procedures mandated by the federal, state, and local governments, the trustees of Teachers College and/or the administration of Teachers College. In addition, the specific responsibilities of the office are to, provide timely and accurate information to students/faculty and staff regarding account balances and disbursements and to collect all tuition and housing revenue.