Student Financial Services

Transfer Achievement Award

for incoming transfer students

The Transfer Achievement Award was established to assist outstanding incoming transfer students in defraying the cost of tuition.

Priority Consideration for Spring 2016:  December 15, 2015
Priority Consideration for Fall 2016: February 1, 2016

The Transfer Achievement Award is open to:

  • Outstanding transfer students who have earned no more than 65 transferable college credit hours from an accredited college, university, or community college
  • Students who have earned high academic achievement in high school and the college or university most recently attended
  • Students who have been admitted to Columbia for the Spring 2015 semester or Fall 2015 semester
  • Students who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents
  • Students who understand that they must enroll as a full-time student
  • Students who demonstrate financial need through a completed Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

Award based on:
  • Academic merit and financial need

Renewable award amount:
  • Maximum of $8,500 per academic year

Notification of the award:
  • Recipients will be notified by mail on a rolling basis. We regret that we are unable to give information regarding the committee's decisions over the telephone or by email.


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