Types of Aid

Dual BA Program students are awarded financial aid by the institution in which they are enrolled. Where eligible, students will receive financial aid directly from Tel Aviv University for the first two years of the Program. Similarly, if eligible, students will receive financial aid directly from the Columbia University School of General Studies for the second two years of the Program. Students who are eligible for U.S. federal financial aid including Federal Parent PLUS Loans, or students receiving private educational loans, will have their aid awarded and managed by the GS Office of Educational Financing at Columbia University for all four years of the program.

The financial aid application process differs for incoming and continuing Dual Degree Program students. Please see Apply for Financial Aid for specific information about applying for financial aid as an applicant and/or current student. 

Years One and Two: Tel Aviv University

Tel Aviv University offers a number of scholarship opportunities for prospective and current students from around the world. More information on specific scholarships available to international students can be found by visiting the TAU website.

Both international students and Israeli residents studying at Tel Aviv University International may be eligible for a range of scholarships and financial supports. We encourage you to review the different options available to you via the TAU website as well as your home communities and institutions.

TAU accepts:

  • All scholarships and grants that do not stipulate “for use in U.S. college only”
  • 529 funds; providers can contact TAU directly

U.S. Federal Student Aid

  • Students who are eligible for U.S. federal financial aid including Federal Parent PLUS Loans will have their aid awarded and managed by the GS Office of Educational Financing at Columbia University for all four years of the program.

Years Three and Four: Columbia University

The Columbia University School of General Studies administers financial aid during years three and four of enrollment in the Dual Degree Program. Students may be eligible to receive scholarships, grants, loans, and work-study. Financial aid may come from GS, federal and/or state governments, or private sources.

  • Scholarships and grants: School of General Studies Scholarship award decisions for Dual Degree Program students are based primarily on need. Outside scholarships and federal and state grants are other forms of aid that do not have to be repaid.
     
  • Loansfederal and private loans are forms of aid that must be repaid.
     
  • Student employment: the Federal Work-Study Program (for those eligible) and the Center for Career Education can assist students in finding part-time employment.
     
  • Aid for international and military students: specific sources of aid are available for international students and for military veterans and their families.

For a comprehensive look at educational financing options, please consult the main School of General Studies Financing Your Education page.