As vital supporters of the Parents Fund, parents provide financial resources that propel academic excellence at the College and enhance the lives of all of our students.
Columbia College is deeply committed to helping all deserving students achieve their goal of pursuing a world-class education. The largest single application of unrestricted annual giving is financial aid, preserving both need-blind admissions and full-need financial support. Because tuition covers only a portion of operating costs, Columbia must look to return on its endowment and to annual donations from parents, grandparents, alumni and friends to close this gap.
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