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Number Received Financial Aid (All Undergraduate) 4,916
Percent Received Financial Aid(All Undergraduate) 60%
Average Aid Amount $41,752
Number Received Financial Aid (Freshmen) 833
Percent Received Financial Aid (Freshmen) 58%

Financial Aid Information at Columbia University

For academic year 2017-2018, Total 4,916 students (60% of undergraduate students) received one or more financial aid including grants, scholarship, and/or student loans. The average financial aid amount is $41,752. For freshmen*, 833 students (58% of enrolled students received financial aid.

* Full-time, first-time degree seeking undergraduate students

All Undergraduate Students Financial Aid

For academic year 2017-2018, total 4,916 students (60% of all students) have received grants or scholarships and the average received amount is $41,752. It includes federal, state, local, institutional or other sources of grant aid. Next table describes the financial aid statistics by aid types at Columbia University in the City of New York for all undergraduate students.

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid at Columbia University in the City of New York
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Federal, state, local, institutional or other grant aid4,91660%$41,752
Pell Grants1,93224%$4,902
Federal Student Loans1,78722%$10,801

Beginning Students Financial Aid

For academic year 2017-2018, total 833 students (58% of all freshmen) have received any financial aid and 754 students (53% of all freshmen) awarded any student loans. The headcount includes the number of full-time, first-time degree seeking beginning undergraduate students. Below table shows the number and amount by source of financial aid at Columbia University in the City of New York.

Beginning Students (Freshmen) Financial Aid at Columbia University in the City of New York
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Any Student Financial Aid83358%-
Grants or Scholarship from All Sources75052%$53,284
Federal Grants23817%$6,079
Pell Grants23817%$5,394
Other Federal Grants443%$3,705
State/Local Grants957%$3,697
Institutional Grants73451%$51,996
Student Loans15711%$9,845
Federal Student Loans13710%$4,969
Other Student Loans363%$24,027