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Historic Financial Aid Initiative

The College recently launched the largest financial aid initiative in its history, committing to raise $500 million in financial assistance by 2025. Part of a University-wide effort, the initiative will significantly expand scholarships and ensure that any student can attend and thrive at the College, regardless of family income. “Our commitment to financial aid is inspired by its triple impact: It can change the student, the College and the world,” says Dean James J. Valentini. “It also ensures that a multitude of voices are present in the classroom, increasing the rigor of discourse, critical thinking and cultural fluency that define Columbia College students and alumni.”