Private loans typically have higher interest rates than federal loans, so we recommend exhausting all federal options first. Private loans are based on credit and may require a co-borrower.
Students may consider applying for private loans to be used as a supplemental resources for college costs. Lenders must provide multiple, detailed loan disclosure statements that require active completion on the part of the borrower and co-borrower.
List of Lenders
The following is a list of lenders selected by Columbia College as its preferred lenders. The lenders on the list were selected based on their efficiency working with Columbia College's processes. Students are free to choose from lenders not referenced on this list. Lenders do not pay Columbia College or any third party to be included on the list.
Refer to the cost of attendance to estimate your financial need before making decisions about borrowing money.