Financial Aid and Student Support

The School of the Arts awards over $10 million in student aid each year in the form of tuition scholarships, paid service positions, teaching appointments and institutional loans. Over 75% of Theatre students receive support from the School to help meet the cost of attendance.

In addition, the School of the Arts works closely with the University’s Office of Student Financial Planning to explore other options, including federal work-study and loans. Columbia University and the School of the Arts also offer a number of resources regarding on- and off-campus employment, and outside scholarships and grants.

For instructions regarding financial aid applications and deadlines, along with more information about funding your education, please visit the Financing Your Degree page.
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Columbia University School of the Arts offers MFA degrees in Film, Theatre, Visual Arts, and Writing, an MA degree in Film Studies, a joint JD/MFA degree in Theatre Management & Producing, a PhD degree in Theatre History, Literature, and Theory, and an interdisciplinary program in Sound Arts.