Columbia University delivers all bills electronically. Students receive e-mail notifications at their University e-mail addresses whenever a new bill is available online.

To view and print your bill, log onto Student Services Online (SSOL), click “Account Detail and E-Billing,” then “View E-Bill and Pay by E-Check,” followed by “View Accounts.” Choosing “Current Statement” or “Statement History” will bring you to pages where you can download printable PDFs of your bills (simply click the PDF icon). To view any activity on your tuition bill after the bill was generated, click on “Current Account Detail” in the “Account Detail and E-Billing” section of SSOL.

Making Your Tuition Payment

The University accepts several payment options for tuition bills, including:

Billing Dates for 2013–14

Academic Period

E-Bill Available Online

Payment Due Date

Refund of Excess Financial Aid


August 12, 2013

September 13, 2013

Sept. 9, 2013


December 16, 2013

January 31, 2014

January 28, 2014


June 2, 2014*

June 12, 2014*


*to be confirmed

Automatic Refund Process

If you have excess financial aid (an actual credit balance and not anticipated aid) for living expenses, books, and the like on your tuition account, Student Financial Services will process a refund. The refund can be disbursed to your bank account in 7–10 business days if you have direct deposit. If you have not signed up for direct deposit on SSOL, a paper check will be mailed to you. Please note that the refund dates listed above are only estimates and are dependent on the dates and approval of loan applications. Since the volume is high at the beginning of each term, the automatic refund process may be subject to unanticipated delays.

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Student Financial Services (SFS)

For more information about billing and payment, visit the SFS website, call 212-854-4400, or ask SFS a question online.