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:: February 01, 2016

Note: Typically, scholarships are awarded to students who are planning to enroll for the Fall term.

The Transfer Achievement Award is open to:

  • Outstanding transfer students who have earned no more than 75 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 Fall semester
  • Students who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents
  • 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 through their Financial Aid Award Letter in mid-March. We regret that we are unable to give information regarding the committee's decisions over the telephone or by email.


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