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Office of Financial Aid
Teachers College, Columbia University
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Office of Financial Aid

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Important Information

Official communication will be sent to your student G-mail account (UNI@tc.columbia.edu). You can set it up by logging into your MyTC Portal.

Office of Financial Aid Hours
Monday through Thursday -- 9 am to 6 pm
Friday -- 9 am to 5 pm
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Important Dates

Students interested in being considered for scholarship for the upcoming academic year should apply for scholarship via their admissions application. The scholarship application is now a lifetime application and only needs to be completed once.

The 2013-2014 FAFSA is available at fafsa.ed.gov and should be completed by those who wish to be considered for federal student aid. The 2013-2014 year includes Fall '13, Spring '14, and Summer '14. The 2014-2015 FAFSA for next year is also available now.

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  • Need to complete exit counseling but can't make it to one of our in-person sessions? Click here for instructions on how to complete exit counseling online.
  • View this page to learn more about the process for Summer 2014 financial aid.
  • Wondering about your award letter for 2014-2015? View our Award Letter page for detailed information!
  • For students attending in 2013-2014, use the directions on our Accepting Your Aid page to begin the aid acceptance process. Fall 2014 admits should not begin the aid acceptance process until after July 20, 2014.
WELCOME TO TEACHERS COLLEGE OFFICE OF FINANCIAL AID!

For many students, the availability of financial aid can greatly affect their decision to pursue an advanced degree in higher education. For this reason, the Teachers College Office of Financial Aid is available to assist students in obtaining the resources needed to achieve their educational and professional goals. We are aware that paying for your education may be one of the biggest challenges you encounter as a student and our mission at the college is to help guide you through the steps necessary for you to become a successful graduate.

In accordance with these objectives, while at the institution, Teachers College students will have access to a variety of different types of financial aid. From institutional scholarships and grants, to federal student aid, several possibilities exist for the express purpose of helping a student pay their (on and off-campus) education-related expenses. We encourage students to work independently, as well as collaboratively with our office, to explore these many options. Particularly now, as you work towards advancing yourself academically and professionally, it is essential that you understand the opportunities and resources that are available to you, as well as the associated responsibilities.

The decision to apply for any form of financial aid should be made only with a complete understanding of the processes, requirements, benefits, and subsequent accountabilities. The Office of Financial Aid will provide counseling and constant communication aimed at providing you with the clarity needed to remain informed and comfortable in making your own financial decisions. We hope that the information provided here will be a valuable resource as you work to make sense of your own educational and professional journey.

We wish you the best of luck in preparing for and completing your graduate education!

Sincerely,

Melanie Williams-Bethea
Director of Financial Aid
Teachers College, Columbia University