Tuition and Financial Aid
Internal financial aid
All applicants who apply to the Columbia Business School Doctoral Program are considered for merit-based fellowships and tuition. There is no separate financial aid application. Candidates selected for the Doctoral Program in most cases receive merit-based fellowships covering tuition and school expenses, including a stipend for living expenses.
Both teaching and research assistantships are available. Students are limited to two assistantships per term, and first-term students are strongly advised to carry only one assistantship.
PhD students receive tuition exemption for up to 15 points per term. Tuition exemption is arranged for all approved coursework while the candidate is in the program.
Research centers assistantships or grants
Research centers at Columbia Business School also provide focus for faculty and doctoral student research and may provide support for doctoral research through assistantships or direct grants.