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Columbia University in the City of New York G.I. Bill® Tuition Assistance

Will You go to Columbia for Free Thanks to the G.I. Bill®?

How much will attending Columbia University in the City of New York cost you? Below you'll find a breakdown of the G.I. Bill® tuition assistance and more for Columbia.

Why is the G.I. Bill® Important?

G.I. Bill® Tuition assistance is limited. Check out below if Columbia's tuition is covered. Be sure to check out the G.I. Bill® information for each school you're considering because each school's coverage varies.

Veterans Typically Attend Columbia University in the City of New York for no More Than $37,218

If you qualify for full benefits under the Post-9/11 GI Bill® we estimate that your yearly out of pocket cost to attend Columbia University in the City of New York should not be more than $37,218.

Veteran Sticker Price$85,565
Guaranteed Post-9/11 Benefits$48,347
Total Out Of Pocket$37,218

Private College Tuition Not Covered by GI Bill® Benefits

Even if you qualify for full benefits, the tuition and fees charged by Columbia University in the City of New York will not be fully covered. Columbia University in the City of New York charges $60,532 a year for tuition and fees but your maximum Post-9/11 benefit is only $20,235. In order to make up the shortfall you will need some additional aid from the college and/or government.

Veteran Tuition And Fees$60,532
Guaranteed Post-9/11 Benefit*$20,235
Total Out Of Pocket$40,297
*Note: The tuition benefit is capped at the lessor of the actual tuition charged to you or $20,235.
Remember, some forms of aid such as Pell Grants are awarded in addition to your Post-9/11 GI Bill® benefits so be sure to fill out your FASA forms.

Yellow Ribbon Program Participant But With Limitations

If you have tuition and fees charges that are not covered by your Post-9/11 benefits, you may be able to get additional assistance in the form of a Yellow Ribbon Award. While Columbia University in the City of New York participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program, it places some limitations on the awards it grants, so your participation in this program is not guaranteed.

Remember, only veterans who qualify for full Post-9/11 benefits are eligible to participate in a Yellow Ribbon program.

Columbia University in the City of New York awarded a total of $3,105,370 in Yellow Ribbon benefits last year. This was split among 328 veterans for an average award of $9,468 ($18,935 after government matching).

The following table may show you how likely you are to have outstanding tuition costs covered by the Yellow Ribbon Program at Columbia University in the City of New York. Remember, contributions from the college will be matched by the VA.

Degree LevelDivision or SchoolMax Number of StudentsMax Contribution (after matching)Tuition After Max Contribution
UndergraduateGeneral Studiesunlimited$16,000$24,297
GraduateCollege of Dental Medicine4$10,000$30,297
GraduateCollege of Physicians and Surgeons4$12,000$28,297
GraduateFU Foundation School of Engineering & Applied Science5$11,000$29,297
GraduateInstitute of Human Nutrition5$7,752$32,545
GraduateMailman School of Public Health4$20,000$20,297
GraduateOccupational Therapy4$5,000$35,297
GraduatePhysical Therapy6$11,000$29,297
GraduateSchool of Arts5$10,000$30,297
GraduateSchool of Arts & Sciences10$12,584$27,713
GraduateSchool of Business30$15,000$25,297
GraduateSchool of Continuing Education10$6,000$34,297
GraduateSchool of International & Public Affairs27$17,400$22,897
GraduateSchool of International & Public Affairs - EMPA Program6$15,000$25,297
GraduateSchool of Journalism5$7,112$33,185
GraduateSchool of Law20$40,000$297
GraduateSchool of Nursing5$12,000$28,297
GraduateSchool of Social Work15$17,000$23,297

Questions to Ask the Admissions Department

Per Credit Fees and the Active Duty Tuition Assistance Cap

With a per credit charge for in-state students of $1,896, Columbia University in the City of New York falls above the tuition assistance cap of $250 for active duty personnel.

Below Cap for State Residents?$1,896 per creditis not below tuition assistance cap
Below Cap for Non Residents (Out of State)?$1,896 per creditis not below tuition assistance cap

Your Living Expenses Likely Covered

After applying eight months of your assumed MHA against what Columbia University in the City of New York thinks your living expenses should be, we see a potential credit in your favor of $3,397. It is possible that your living expenses will be more than covered!

Off Campus Living Expenses$23,715
Post-9/11 Benefit$27,112
Total In Your Pocket$3,397
A MHA of $3,389 is likely the largest benefit paid directly to you.

Your Books and Supplies are Not Fully Covered

Your book stipend of $1000 will not cover what Columbia University in the City of New York estimates your expenses to be ($1,318).

Supplies Expenses$1,318
Post-9/11 Benefit$1,000
Total Out Of Pocket$318
Not Happy With This College? Is Columbia University in the City of New York not living up to its commitments? File a complaint with the VA.
College Factual is not affiliated with the Department of Defense or any Military Service.

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