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More than two-thirds of Columbia Business School students take advantage of federal and private loan programs to help finance their MBAs.
If you have questions, please contact the Financial Aid Office at email@example.com or 212-854-4057.
Federal Direct Loans
US citizens and permanent residents may apply for fixed rate Federal Direct Loans. Applicants should wait to apply for loans until they have been admitted. Instructions on this process can be found on the Admitted Student website.
Federal Graduate PLUS Loans
Domestic students may be able to meet the cost of attendance through a fixed rate Federal loan, called Graduate PLUS.
There are several private loan programs offered to both citizens and non-US citizens that are mostly based on credit history. At the beginning of the application process, applicants should pull a copy of their credit report in advance to check for discrepancies, as the credit report and score are the largest components in determining eligibility and interest rate tier.
International Private Loans
International students are only eligible to be considered for private loans with a US cosigner. Loans without a US cosigner are not available. Most international students rely on family funds, personal savings, government or company sponsorships, and/or loans secured in their home countries. Download additional resources for international students (PDF, 590K).
Full-Time MBA Application Deadlines
All deadlines are 11:59 p.m. EST on the date listed.
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