Existing Supports

Here are the current benefits for Graduate School of Arts and Sciences doctoral students during their guaranteed funding years.
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Stipend/Compensation

Five years of funding including summer salary or summer stipend ($34,116-$40,309). 

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Housing

Guaranteed university housing for five years. This housing policy is best among our peers on two dimensions: some peers don't guarantee more than one year, and students may view housing before choosing where to live. Click here for more details on available apartments.

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Health Insurance Benefits

Premium costs for the Columbia Student Insurance Plan are covered.

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Dependent Health Insurance Coverage

Eligible dependent premium costs for the Columbia Student Health Insurance Plan are covered.

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Tuition Remission

Full tuition remission ($47,600).

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Parental Accommodation and Childcare Benefits

Suspension of all academic requirements and responsibilities for a twelve-week period without loss of funding.  $2,000 subsidy per year for each child who is under the age of five and not attending kindergarten. $5,000 one-time adoption assistance benefit.

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Fees

Facilities fee, Columbia Health & Related Services FeeISSO fee for international students, upgraded printing fee, and gym access fee are covered.