Apply for Financial Aid
Dual BA Program students are charged the tuition rate of the institution they are currently attending. Similarly, Dual BA Program students are awarded institutional scholarships by the institution in which they are enrolled. Where eligible, students will receive institutional scholarships directly from Sciences Po for the first two years of the Program. Similarly, if eligible, students will receive institutional scholarships directly from the Columbia University School of General Studies for the second two years of the Program. GS institutional aid for Dual BA Program students is assessed based on need.
Financial Aid Application Process
While financial aid is administered directly by the institution a student is attending during the academic year, the financial aid application process differs for incoming and continuing Dual BA Program students. Please view the financial aid timeline for a breakdown of important dates for both applicants and current students.
A variety of financial aid options are available at both Sciences Po and the Columbia University School of General Studies. For more information about the types of aid available and how to apply, please see Types of Aid.
The Dual BA Program scholarship committee requires that all students applying for institutional aid submit the CSS Profile, regardless of their country of citizenship.
Students applying for admission who wish to request scholarship funding from either Sciences Po or Columbia University must submit this documentation by February 15.
The CSS Profile is not required to apply for U.S.-based federal student aid. The CSS Profile is only required for students who wish to be considered for institutional aid. Applicants are not required to submit a CSS profile if they do not wish to be considered for institutional aid.
To be considered for GS institutional aid, prospective students should complete the 2023-2024 CSS Profile using Columbia University’s General Studies CSS School Code: 2095. Please note, complete family and parental information is required on the CSS Profile application from both custodial and non-custodial parents. If the parents have separate households (unmarried, separated, or divorced,) complete financial information for both parental households must be provided on the application.
For additional information, including tips and tutorials on creating a parent account and completing the CSS profile, visit the College Board website: https://cssprofile.collegeboard.org.
In addition to the CSS Profile, all U.S. citizens or permanent residents applying for financial aid are required to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by February 15.
The Columbia University FAFSA code is 002707.
Current Students: Years Three and Four
All financial aid application documents noted below must be completed annually by April 1.
Continuing Student Scholarship Application
The Continuing Student Scholarship Application is available in early spring each year on the School of General Studies website.
Planned Enrollment Form
Dual BA Program students preparing for years three and four must submit the Planned Enrollment Form each year. To access the Planned Enrollment Form, students will need their Columbia Student ID number, which is available in SSOL.
In addition to the Continuing Student Scholarship Form and Planned Enrollment Form, US citizens or permanent residents applying for financial aid are required to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
In addition to the Continuing Student Scholarship Form and Planned Enrollment Form, non-US citizens applying for financial aid are required to submit the International Student Financial Aid Assessment.
Students who have questions or concerns about this information, or who seek financial aid advising for years three and four of the Dual BA Program, may schedule an advising appointment to speak with someone in the GS Office of Educational Financing.