To apply for need-based scholarships, all you need to do is submit a FAFSA and your application to Columbia. Once you're admitted to the school, we'll send you a Financial Aid Award Letter.
To apply for talent-based aid, submit a portfolio of your best creative work.
Undocumented students who meet Illinois residency criteria are also encouraged to apply for the MAP Grant by completing the Alternative Application for Illinois Financial Aid. This application can also be completed by transgender students who have been denied federal financial aid.
For additional scholarship information, visit our external scholarships page.