If you’re in F-1 status at Columbia as a student or on OPT after July 1, 2016, make sure you have the correct version of the I-20 when you travel. DHS implemented a new format I-20 on June 29, 2015 which must be used as of July 1, 2016.
Check the bottom left-corner of your I-20. "ICE Form I-20 (3/31/2018)" should be printed there.
We’re happy you made it here! Be sure to check out our information for Your First Week and Resources under Getting Started to help you settle in.
If you're in F or J status with an I-20 or DS-2019 issued by Columbia, please remember to report your arrival online. You do not need to come in person.
Student Financial Services (SFS) advises that As of November 1, 2016, the University will no longer accept cash payments for student accounts. You can pay your tuition and other charges by check, wire, e-payment, Western Union, and money order. Get prepared for November 1st and learn more about your payment options. New students can open a U.S. bank account soon after arrival. See information at Your First Week.