Benefits and Discounts

Exclusive Discounts

You may have graduated, but the CAA has got you covered.

The CAA Pharmacy Savings Program card provides discounts on prescriptions, lab tests, and diagnostic medical imaging procedures. Alumni, family, and friends can use the card at over 54,000 pharmacies as well as at thousands of laboratories and diagnostic facilities nationwide.

The CAA also offers opportunities for life or long term care insurance. Learn more about group term life insurance, 10 year level premium group term life insurance, and 20 year level premium group term life insurance, underwritten by New York Life Insurance or long term care insurance, underwritten by Genworth Life Insurance Company.

Short-term medical insurance can help fill temporary needs of alumni without insurance after graduation or with gaps in insurance. Due to recent legislation changes, many states have changed the availability of short term medical insurance plans. Click here and enter your zip code, along with the other required information, to see if your state offers this type of insurance.

The CAA has partnered with Bank of America to offer alumni the BankAmerica Cash Rewards™ Visa Signature® credit card. Earn a $150 cash rewards bonus after qualifying purchases with the only card that helps support the CAA -- with no expiration on rewards. Use of this card helps fund financial aid programs for Columbia students. Earn more cash back for the things you buy most, and get a $150 cash rewards bonus after you make at least $500 in purchases in the first 90 days.

  • 1% cash back on all purchases 
  • 2% cash back at grocery stores and wholesale clubs 
  • 3% cash back on gas

The 2% cash back on grocery store and wholesale club purchases and 3% cash back on gas purchases apply to the first $2,500 in combined purchases in these categories each quarter. After that, the base 1% earn rate applies to those purchases. This credit card program is issued and administered by Bank of America, N.A. ©2018 Bank of America Corporation. Under the terms of the Credit Card Accountability Responsibility and Disclosure Act, Columbia University’s agreement with the card issuer dated February 1, 2012 is available here.


Columbia Alumni Association Bank of America Visa with picture of Butler Library.

Shopping for books or computers has never been easier—or affordable—with alumni discounts for Columbia University Press and Connection technology products.

Visit the CAA Shop and browse the unique collection of Columbia Alumni gifts and apparel.

Alumni receive an average of 26% off hotel rates worldwide through Hotel Engine.

Columbia University Services and Perks

Request a free transcript from the Office of the Registrar.

Located at 622 West 113th Street, the Columbia Alumni Center is open six days a week and alumni are welcome to stop by and catch up on University news, use free Wi-Fi, or have a cup of coffee.

St. Paul’s Chapel on Columbia’s Morningside campus serves as a venue for hundreds of religious and campus events each year.

Alumni are eligible for discounts of up to 60 percent at Dodge Fitness Center. Membership includes access to the pool, fitness center, functional fitness room, squash courts, and eligibility for group fitness classes and personal training.

Faculty House, on 116th Street and Morningside Drive, offers affiliate rates for alumni booking receptions, meetings, luncheons, or seated dinners. Faculty House’s “Get Wed” packages start at just $165 per guest.

Alumni and guests have access to on-campus accommodations and guest rooms at International House and Union Theological Seminary and off-campus at the Columbia University Club of New York

Columbia Alumni Center

Learning and Cultural Enrichment

Alumni receive a free subscription to Columbia Magazine, founded in 1975 and published quarterly by the University’s Office of Alumni and Development.

Your Columbia diploma is your ticket to CAA Arts Access: a free, VIP membership to explore the arts with your alumni community.

Continue your Columbia education through new intellectual, cultural, and geographical horizons, and combine learning and pleasure through trips across the globe.

Intellectual curiosity never stops for a mind shaped by a Columbia education.

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