Pay Your E-Bill and Understand Financial Aid

Use the links below to the Student Financial Services website, which introduces the Student Account Statement, explains the billing process, and outlines payment methods and other critical information. 

Financial Aid

Graduate Students

Columbia University’s educational financing options consist of federal, state, institutional, and private sources of funds that will help meet the diverse needs of the student population. Columbia recognizes the importance of choices in educational financing and hopes that the options provided will be useful in planning and managing educational expenses.

Graduate students should visit the Student Financial Services Financial Aid pages for an overview of available aid, disclosures and processing requirements. Each graduate school also has a financial aid office to assist you.

School of General Studies

Admitted students who wish to apply for federal, state, and institutional aid, and have not yet done so, should refer to the Prospective Students page on the GS website.

Postbaccalaureate Premedical Program: Students admitted to the Columbia University Postbaccalaureate Premedical Program who would like to learn what types of aid are available to them, should refer to the Financial Aid page on the Postbac website.

SFS homepage

Important Billing Deadlines:

Fall 2024 New Students

Review your Student Account Statement using Vergil/Student Services Online (SSOL/Vergil). The first Fall 2024 billing statement will be emailed to you on August 12, 2024. The payment deadline will be due on September 20, 2024.

Visit the Student Financial Services website for the complete Billing Schedule.