Financial Aid

The majority of MA in Climate and Society students fund their studies privately or through student loans. The Graduate School of Arts and Sciences Office of Financial Aid provides financial aid support to MA in Climate and Society students. 

Applicants to the MA in Climate and Society who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents may be eligible for federal student loans. The Graduate School of Arts and Sciences Office of Financial Aid provides resources and support to Climate and Society students navigating the loan application process.

International students are not eligible for US federal loans. International students may be eligible for a private loan with a creditworthy U.S. citizen or U.S. permanent resident cosigner.

Columbia Climate School  is a proud participant of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs' Yellow Ribbon Program. The Yellow Ribbon Program supplements veterans who are eligible for 100% of the Post 9/11 GI Bill®. In academic year 2022-2023 Columbia Climate School provides a grant to help supplement the remaining tuition balance for eligible Yellow Ribbon program veterans and the VA will match this grant. Learn more about veterans' education benefits and the Yellow Ribbon Program at Columbia University.