Loans

Information about federal and private loan options for new and continuing GS students. The GS Office of Educational Financing administers both federal education loans—which include Federal Direct and Parent PLUS loans—and private education loans.

Undergraduate Students

Amounts and types of Federal Direct loans available depend on factors obtained by the School after a student completes the FAFSA. A full overview of federal loans is available on the Student Financial Services website.

The Columbia University FAFSA school code is 002707.

Private student loans, also known as alternative education loans, help bridge the gap between the actual cost of your education and the limited amount the government allows you to borrow in its programs. Private loans are offered by private lenders and there are no federal forms to complete. A full overview of private loans is available on the Student Financial Services website.

For a private education loan, the GS school code is 002707-05.

Postbac Premed Program Students

Postbac Premed students are eligible to borrow Federal Direct Loans for the Program. Amounts and types of Federal Direct loans available depend on factors obtained by the School after a student completes the FAFSA.

Federal Direct loans are usually awarded for a two-semester loan period and require an enrollment of at least 6 points each semester. In certain circumstances, a loan may be awarded for one semester. For additional information about the Federal Direct Loan Program, as well as alternative loans, visit the Student Financial Services website.

Postbac Premed students are not eligible for Parent PLUS Loans.

The Columbia University FAFSA school code is 002707.

Private student loans, also known as alternative education loans, help bridge the gap between the actual cost of your education and the limited amount the government allows you to borrow in its programs. Private loans are offered by private lenders and there are no federal forms to complete. A full overview of private loans is available on the Student Financial Services website.

For a private education loan, the GS school code is 002707-05.