Emergency Funding for International Students

December 22, 2020

Dear Students:

I write to follow up on my announcement below regarding the federal CARES Act funds being made available to the School of the Arts to help alleviate expenses due to COVID-related disruption of campus operations. Because these funds are provided by the Federal Government, as with all federal student aid, they are available only to US Citizens and Permanent Residents. That being said, we understand the many challenges the pandemic has presented to our international student population. We will therefore do our best to ensure that an equivalent allocation will be made available for our international students. We will send out more information on the distribution of these funds in the new year.

Wishing you all a restorative break and the best for the coming year.


Carol Becker

Professor of the Arts

Dean of Columbia University School of the Arts