New Year, New Students / Cohort / PAs!

January always feels like the longest month, and I’m sure many of you feel that way! We’re catching up from the holidays, application deadlines keep coming, and work is picking back up. Here at Columbia, the incoming Spring cohort is on campus for SIPA orientation. The Admissions and Financial Aid office will be closed on…

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Four things you should know about the FAFSA

As graduate school deadlines continue to pass and come up, don’t forget to continue planning on how to finance your degree. For applicants applying to the upcoming fall term, who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents, don’t forget to complete the 2020-21 FAFSA. Submitting the FAFSA is free. You do not have to pay to complete…

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Upcoming external funding opportunities

The SIPA Financial Aid Office maintains a database of external funding opportunities, and we wanted to alert students to some with upcoming application deadlines. For more external scholarship awards, visit our External Fellowships and Funding Sources page. Boren Graduate Fellowships Requirements: Applicants must be US citizens planning an overseas program that meets home institution standards in…

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Roundup: Final reminders before the January 5th deadline

For those of you applying for the January 5th Fellowship Consideration deadline, you’re almost at the finish line! If you’re anxious about submitting, you may instead see the finish line coming at you. I’m here with a few final pieces of advice to help you along: If you cannot submit your application by the January…

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Why Alejandra Cordero chose MPA in Development Practice (MPA-DP)

Thanks to Alejandra Cordero MPA-DP ’20 for this guest post. She is a second-year student from Quito Ecuador. If you’re interested in learning more about the MPA-DP program, don’t miss out on this upcoming virtual information session. Why did you decide to pursue the MPA-DP program at Columbia SIPA? During my undergraduate studies I worked…

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