Announcement to Students and Families Financially Impacted by the Partial Government Shutdown

Friday, January 25, 2019

The following message was sent by Student Financial Services:

While we welcome today’s news that the U.S. federal government has been re-opened until February 15, 2019, Columbia University understands this remains a highly stressful time for those students or families who are experiencing financial challenges due to being unpaid or furloughed federal employees.

Students who find themselves in this situation, and have questions about how to reduce their or their family’s financial stress, are encouraged to do the following:

For updates on the federal government’s operating status, visit the website of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management.