Checks must be made payable to Columbia University and submitted along with a completed and signed Check Deposit Form. In the event a check is returned by the bank, we will notify you via email. Please be advised, we do not accept cash or international checks, and all gifts/donations are processed through the Development Office. 

Departments receiving funds into Columbia University’s bank account whether by bank wire or direct deposit, must send an email to

Incoming funds must include a specific reference for the payment to be located in the university’s account. In addition, an electronic copy of the payment confirmation must be provided in order for the funds to be claimed from Columbia’s Treasury and be applied to the appropriate department within the Law School.