The School of Nursing's Comprehensive Financing Plan is designed to offer students and families a single, simple approach to meeting the cost of attending Columbia. The Plan is a combination of federal, institutional, and private sources of funds that we hope will meet the diverse needs of our students, providing options for part-time, full-time, undergraduate, graduate, professional, and international students and families.
The Nursing Student Loan (NSL) program is available if you are a U.S. citizen, U.S. national, or permanent resident who is enrolled at least half-time as an undergraduate or a graduate student in a nursing degree program. The interest rate is 5 percent. Interest does not accrue during periods of deferment.
If you accept a NSL, you will be required to complete a paper promissory note for each and every loan.
Columbia University, School of Nursing recognizes that a student’s total expenses for the academic year may exceed the School of Nursing standard cost of attendance. The appeal form allows the Office of Financial Aid to examine selected education related expenses and evaluate a student's option for additional loan funding.
You will need to complete the Budget Appeal Form with the required documentation to The Office of Financial Aid. The appeal may take 7 - 10 business days to process. Decisions are based upon your provided documentation and are directed by administrative parameters previously established by Columbia University School of Nursing. All decisions are final. Once a decision is made on a student's appeal request, an email will be sent to the student.