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The 2016-2017 tuition for full-time candidates is $5,150 for each academic year, up to five years. Tuition for part time candidates is one-half the full rate. Candidates who have completed their course work but have not been granted the program certificate shall be assessed a $500 Continuing Registration charge per term. Additionally, Columbia University charges each student enrolled in our program a CUMC network fee of $195 per semester.
The Center has available various scholarship and loan programs. Once accepted for training, all candidates are eligible to apply for these loans or scholarships to help them finance psychoanalytic training.
Candidates may borrow full tuition each year up to a total indebtedness of $22,500 from this fund, which was set up exclusively for candidates at the Columbia University Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research. The annual interest rate is 5 percent. During training, “interest only” is payable at the end of each year. Following training, there is a grace period of six months, after which the loan principal and interest must be repaid within a maximum of five years. The minimum monthly payment is $300.
To apply, please contact Judy Mars, firstname.lastname@example.org, 646-774-8625.
This loan is administered by the Columbia University Psychoanalytic Center Alumni Association. Candidates may borrow up to a total of $1,500 interest-free from this fund, which was set up exclusively for candidates at the Columbia University Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research. This loan must be repaid over a two-year period beginning two years after completion of training. Contact Dr. Jules Kerman, email@example.com, for information about applying.
The Candidate Assistance Fund of the American Psychoanalytic Association provides loans up to $5,000 to candidates training to be psychoanalysts. The loans, to be repaid within a maximum of six years, are made from a revolving fund so repayment is critical in order to continue making loans. Currently, between five and seven loans are made annually. Any questions should be addressed to Dean K. Stein at firstname.lastname@example.org or 212-752-0450, ext. 30..
If you are at least a half-time student and a US Citizen or permanent resident, these loans can help you meet your educational expenses. Neither loan is ‘subsidized’ and interest accrues from disbursement. Interest rates are established each year, and once set applies for the life of that year’s loan – i.e. it’s a fixed interest rate. The lender is the US Department of Education.
The annual loan limit for the Unsub Stafford for graduate students is $20,500. If you did not attend medical school, the total debt allowed for graduate or professional study is $138,500 (of which no more than $65,500 may be in Subsidized Federal Direct Stafford Loans). The graduate debt limit includes any Federal Direct Stafford loans received prior to matriculation here. If you attended medical school the cumulative limit is $224,000.
The Grad PLUS loan allows you to borrow up to the cost of attendance less any other financial aid you receive. This loan has no cumulative limit.
Repayment begins 6 months after graduation or if you drop below half-time student status.
For more information, please contact the Office of Student Financial Planning for the College of Physicians & Surgeons at 212-305-4100.
As required by the U.S. Department of Education, information on gainful employment for graduates of the Certificate in Psychoanalytic Medicine program is available. Click to download more information