Student Financial Planning for Architecture, Planning & Preservation

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Resources  |  Cost of Attendance by Program  |  Student Loans  |  Alternative Loans  |  Scholarships & Grants

 

The Office of Student Financial Planning is pleased to provide the following financial aid information to students in the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning & Preservation. Our office in 210 Kent Hall is the central contact for counseling GSAPP students on financial aid.

 

Students in GSAPP must meet graduate student eligibility requirements for financial aid.

Resources

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What is iGrad?

Student Financial Services and University Life partnered to provide students at Columbia University access to iGrad; a financial wellness resource that supports developing personal financial well-being. Through its’ web-based financial literacy platform, iGrad provides personalized financial education through a dynamic array of interactive tools and resources, such as video tutorials, live financial wellness webinars, quizzes, articles, and a crowdsourced knowledge base powered by a community of more than 600 colleges and universities nationwide.  Accepted students have unlimited access to this personalized financial education and wellness resource now and after graduation.  We encourage you to engage with this platform as you seek information that supports making well-informed financial decisions.

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Cost of Attendance by Program

The cost of attendance, also known as the "budget" or "COA," represents the student's maximum financial aid eligibility. The budget is determined by the school and consists of tuition and fees plus estimated living expenses.

In determining the budget, the school applies a conservative estimate of living expenses to all students. We recognize, however, that actual living expenses vary from person to person. If the student faces higher actual costs or has extenuating circumstances that warrant a higher cost of attendance, the student may request a budget increase.

 

2020-2021 Financial Aid Checklist - Graduate Students (PDF)

 

 

Masters of Architecture, Urban Planning, Historic Preservation, & Critical, Curatorial and Conceptual Practices in Architecture


2020-21

(Estimated costs based on an eight-month academic year.)    

ItemCost
Tuition$ 61,080 (12-19 points per semester) 
Fees*$ 5,958 - $ 6,283
Living$ 22,440
Books$ 3,260
Commute$ 1,016
Personal$ 5,400
Loan Origination$ 216
TOTAL$ 99,370 - $ 99,695

 

2021-22

(Estimated costs based on a nine-month academic year.)    

ItemCost
Tuition$ 61,080 (12-19 points per semester)
Fees*$ 6,140 - $ 6,485
Living$ 25,245
Books$ 3,260
Commute$ 1,143
Personal$ 6,075
Loan Origination$ 216
TOTAL$ 103,159 - $103,504

*Includes health insurance costs, health service fee, university facilities fee, and document fee (one time fee charged in first semester of attendance.) Also includes ISSO fee charged to international students only.

 

 

Advanced Architecture, Urban Design & Real Estate Development


2020-21

(Estimated costs based on a twelve-month academic year.)

ItemCost
Tuition$ 91,620 (12-19 points per semester)
Fees*$ 7,204 - $ 7,534
Living$ 33,660
Books$ 4,890
Commute$ 1,524
Personal$ 8,100
Loan Origination$ 432
TOTAL$ 147,430 - $ 147,760

 

2021-2022

(Estimated costs based on a twelve-month academic year.)

ItemCost
Tuition$ 91,620 (12-19 points per semester)
Fees*$ 7,178 - $ 7,538
Living$ 33,660
Books$ 4,890
Commute$ 1,524
Personal$ 8,100
Loan Origination$ 432
TOTAL$ 147,404 -$147,764

*Includes health insurance costs, health service fee, university facilities fee, and document fee (one time fee charged in first semester of attendance.) Also includes ISSO fee charged to international students only.

 

New York/Paris

 

2020-21

(Estimated costs based on an eight-month academic year.) 

ItemCost
Tuition$39,000                                              
Fees*$ 5,958 - $ 6,283
Living$ 22,440
Books$ 3,348
Commute**$ 508
Personal$ 5,400
Loan Origination$ 132
TOTAL$ 76,786 - $ 77,111

 

2021-2022

(Estimated costs based on a nine-month academic year.) 

ItemCost
Tuition$ 40,800                                          
Fees*$ 6,245 - $6,485
Living$ 25,245
Books$ 3,348
Commute**$ 508
Personal$ 6,075
Loan Origination$ 132
TOTAL

$ 82,353 - $82,593

*Includes health insurance costs, health service fee, university facilities fee, and document fee (one time fee charged in first semester of attendance.) Also includes ISSO fee charged to international students only.

**Commuting cost for Fall only, since the student will be in Paris in the Spring.

 

 

 

Types of Aid

 

Student Loans

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FEDERAL DIRECT UNSUBSIDIZED LOANS

For general information, visit our Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loans page.

Note: Students who are in non-degree programs are not eligible for federal loans. 

Aside from the FAFSA, the Office of Student Financial Planning requires the following documents:

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FEDERAL DIRECT GRADUATE PLUS LOANS

For general information, visit our Federal Direct Graduate Plus Loans page.

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Alternative Loan Programs (Additional Educational Loans)

 

PRIVATE LOANS

For general information, visit our Private Loans page.

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Scholarships and Grants


COLUMBIA INSTITUTIONAL AID

Institutional aid is awarded and administered by the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation.

 

OUTSIDE SCHOLARSHIPS and GRANTS

Visit our Outside Awards page.

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