Columbia's Off-Campus Housing Assistance (OCHA)

OCHA is pleased to announce that students may now take advantage of their cooperative relationship with two New York City real estate/relocation agencies-Citi-Habitats and Prudential Douglas Elliman. These agencies have agreed to provide free counseling and reduced brokerage fees to Columbia affiliates who are searching for housing. No fees will be incurred by participating in this free counseling service and there is no obligation to ultimately use these firms as real estate agents. More information about the agencies is available at

Click on this link to OCHA's new web pages to begin using this new service. You will be asked to provide your UNI and password to access a form which calls for contact information, housing preferences and your choice of agencies. This form will be sent to your agency of choice and a representative of that firm will then contact you to discuss your housing needs.

Student Tax Credit

Students may be entitled to a tax credit on fees paid to Columbia. Click on this link for details on the IRS webpage