All Undergraduate Students Financial Aid Over Time

The following table and chart show the trends of financial aid for all undergraduate students at Columbia University in the City of New York since 2020. For that period, the average number of students who received grants aid/scholarships is 4,612 (57.00 % of all undergraduate students) and 1,886 (23.63 % of all undergraduate students) students received federal student loans (average loan amount: $11,302).
YearGrant or Scholarship*Pell GrantsFederal Student Loans
Number Received (percent**)Average AmountNumber Received (percent**)Average AmountNumber Received (percent**)Average Amount
2012-134,588 (59%)$33,3481,683 (22%)$4,4032,078 (27%)$10,942
2013-144,440 (56%)$34,4351,706 (21%)$4,4192,041 (26%)$11,442
2014-154,631 (57%)$35,3241,777 (22%)$4,5802,090 (26%)$12,393
2015-163,636 (45%)$47,9501,818 (22%)$4,5731,842 (23%)$10,864
2016-174,710 (58%)$39,5231,796 (22%)$4,6781,833 (23%)$13,659
2017-184,916 (60%)$41,7521,932 (24%)$4,9021,787 (22%)$10,801
2018-195,104 (62%)$41,7852,044 (25%)$4,9141,883 (23%)$10,304
2019-204,869 (59%)$45,8811,868 (23%)$5,1261,530 (19%)$10,010
Average4,612 (57.00%)$40,0001,828 (22.63%)$4,6991,886 (23.63%)$11,302

Freshmen (First-time, Full-time Undergraduate) Financial Aid Over Time

OverviewGrants/ScholarshipStudent Loans
For the last 8 years, on average, 745 (51.50 % of students) received grants or scholarships and its average amount is $49,293. In addition, 177 (12.25 % of students) students get helped from the students loans (average amount : $9,575).
Year Grants or Scholarships*Student Loans
Number Received (percent**)Average AmountNumber Received (percent**)Average Amount
2012-13709 (49%)$40,800237 (16%)$8,177
2013-14696 (47%)$43,306193 (13%)$7,952
2014-15752 (52%)$48,926209 (14%)$8,272
2015-16748 (53%)$46,127178 (13%)$8,978
2016-17759 (52%)$49,185180 (12%)$10,740
2017-18750 (52%)$53,284157 (11%)$9,845
2018-19768 (53%)$55,071140 (10%)$10,493
2019-20774 (54%)$57,642125 (9%)$12,141
Average745 (51.50%)$49,293177 (12.25%)$9,575
*Grant or scholarship aid includes aid received, from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
**percentile of number of students receiving aids among all undergraduate students.
The following table shows the trends of grants or scholarships over time. For the last 8 years, on average, 248 (17.25 % of students) received Pell (federal) grants and its average amount is $4,823. In addition, 101 students received State/local government grants/scholarships (7.00 % of students).
Year Federal (Pell) GrantsOther Federal State/Local governmentInstitutional
Number Received (percent)Average AmountNumber Received (percent)Average Amount Number Received (percent)Average AmountNumber Received (percent)Average Amount
2012-13217 (15%)$4,512111 (8%)$4,19291 (6%)$3,590704 (49%)$38,574
2013-14237 (16%)$4,368124 (8%)$3,904106 (7%)$3,266686 (46%)$41,218
2014-15263 (18%)$4,662150 (10%)$3,905110 (8%)$3,668735 (51%)$47,043
2015-16249 (17%)$4,649129 (9%)$3,841112 (8%)$4,236740 (52%)$43,750
2016-17239 (17%)$4,822130 (9%)$3,94597 (7%)$4,043747 (52%)$47,220
2017-18238 (17%)$5,39444 (3%)$3,70595 (7%)$3,697734 (51%)$51,996
2018-19260 (18%)$4,970138 (10%)$3,93394 (6%)$3,856757 (52%)$52,969
2019-20280 (20%)$5,207105 (7%)$3,845102 (7%)$4,131759 (53%)$55,773
Average248 (17.25%)$4,823116 (8.00%)$3,909101 (7.00%)$3,811733 (50.75%)$47,318
*Grant or scholarship aid includes aid received, from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
**percentile of number of students receiving aids among all undergraduate students..
The following table describes number of students and average amount of loans by loan type. The following table shows the trends of grants or scholarships over time. For the last 8 years, on average, 177 (12.25 % of students) get any students loan help and its average loan amount is $177.
YearTotalFederal student loansOther student loans
Number Received (percent)Average AmountNumber Received (percent)Average AmountNumber Received (percent)Average Amount
2012-13237 (16%)$8,177217 (15%)$6,29548 (3%)$11,919
2013-14193 (13%)$7,952182 (12%)$5,31332 (2%)$17,743
2014-15209 (14%)$8,272194 (13%)$5,62435 (2%)$18,227
2015-16178 (13%)$8,978159 (11%)$5,69835 (2%)$19,774
2016-17180 (12%)$10,740157 (11%)$5,67540 (3%)$26,052
2017-18157 (11%)$9,845137 (10%)$4,96936 (3%)$24,027
2018-19140 (10%)$10,493122 (8%)$4,93334 (2%)$25,508
2019-20125 (9%)$12,141102 (7%)$5,06436 (3%)$27,807
Average177 (12.25%)$9,575159 (10.88%)$5,44637 (2.50%)$21,382


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