Experience the satisfaction of providing support directly for student needs. Enjoy the benefit of a named fund either for a set term or through a permanent endowment as a lasting sign of your commitment to Columbia. For details on items listed below, please contact the Development Office at (212) 854-2680.
Financial aid is the fastest growing line in the Law Schools operating budget. With annual tuition costing in excess of $33,000 coupled with living expenses in the most expensive city in the nation, many qualified students can be discouraged from applying to Columbia or accepting once admitted.
$15,000 provides funding for the average amount of one scholarship.
$75,000 underwrites a named scholarship for a five-year term.
$150,000 permanently endows a named scholarship.
Each winter, benefactors and recipients are introduced to each other at our Scholarship Dinner.
Loan Repayment Assistance Program
The salary gap between a job in a law firm or in the public interest is a significant one. To encourage public-spirited graduates to accept jobs in the public interest, the school offers a Loan Repayment Assistance Program that extends interest-free loans to repay a large portion of law school debt. Loans are gradually forgiven while recipients remain in qualifying employment.