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Forms and Applications 2013-2014

This site contains forms required for the processes listed below.  It does not include forms required for the Verification process.  If you were selected for Verification you will be contacted directly through your student Loopmail account.  Student Financial Services will begin outreach regarding the Verification process beginning March 25, 2013 to students who have confirmed their enrollment or are registered for Fall 2013. To access these forms, get a free copy of Adobe Acrobat Reader©

Deadlines

The following deadlines are SFS priority deadlines.  Students who submit documents after the listed priority deadlines risk increased processing timeframes or cancellation of existing aid.

 

Priority Deadlines

Fall 2013 June 1, 2013
Spring 2014 November 1, 2013
Summer 2014 May 1, 2014

Click on the following links to find forms specific to the following processes:

  1. Aid Adjustments/Notifications
  2. Loan Applications
  3. Loan Borrower Requirements
  4. Processing Agreements

1. Aid Adjustments/Notifications

Form Type Form Description Deadlines
Cost of Attendance Change (COA) Request This form should be completed by students wanting to change their annual cost of attendance budget. Before the last day of the student’s enrollment period
Award Letter Reprint This is a request for a reprint of the Financial Aid Award Letter only. Continuing students will receive the request via email to their LOOP account; new and transfer students will receive the request via mail. n/a
Student Loan Adjustment Request This form should be completed by the student borrower wanting to reduce or cancel a federal or private loan; or by a student borrower wanting to reinstate a previously cancelled Stafford Loan.

Reduce or cancel: within 30 days of disbursement

Reinstate:  please see dates on form

Parent Loan Adjustment Request This form should be completed by the parent borrower wanting to reduce or cancel a federal or PLUS loan. Reduce or cancel: within 30 days of disbursement
Grade Progression Loan Increase Request This form should be completed by undergraduate students who have progressed to the next grade level during the middle of an award year and would like to request an increase to their Federal Stafford Loan(s). Before the last day of the student’s enrollment period

2. Loan Applications

Form Type Form Description Deadlines
Parent PLUS Loan Application This online electronic application is for parents of dependent undergraduate students who wish to borrow additional funds to assist in financing their student’s education. This application must be completed electronically within 60 days of being awarded or by the priority dates listed. The 2014-2015 PLUS Loan application will become available on April 14th.   Within 60 days of being awarded
Graduate PLUS Loan Application This online electronic application is for Graduate professional students who wish to borrow additional funds to assist in financing their education. This application must be completed electronically within 60 days of being awarded or by the priority dates listed. The 2014-2015  Graduate PLUS Loan application will become available on April 14th.   Within 60 days of being awarded

3. Loan Borrower Requirements

Form Type Form Description Deadlines
Direct Stafford Loan Entrance Counseling This mandatory counseling session must be completed by first-time undergraduate Stafford Loan borrowers and first-time graduate Stafford and Grad PLUS Loan borrowers Before the last day of the student’s enrollment period
Direct Stafford Loan Exit Counseling This mandatory counseling session must be completed by undergraduate and graduate Stafford Loan borrowers after ceasing enrollment at CCC or while being enrolled for less than 6 credit hours during a term immediately following enrollment at half-time status or greater. Before the last day of the student’s enrollment period
Master Promissory Note (MPN) To be completed by first-time Direct Stafford Loan undergraduate or graduate borrowers or by undergraduate or graduate borrowers with an expired master promissory note. Before the last day of the student’s enrollment period

4. Processing Agreements

Form Type Form Description Deadlines
Summer Financial Aid Application This form should be completed by both undergraduate and graduate students interested in federal student aid for the summer term. All students interested in summer financial aid must also have a valid FAFSA on file at the college and have completed the verification process, if required. SU 2014:
June 13, 2014

(application available during Summer 2014 registration)
Private Educational Loan Processing Agreement Form This form is for all students who do not have a Student Aid Report (SAR) on file with Columbia College Chicago and have applied for a Private Educational Loan. Within 21 days of applying for a private loan
Third Party Benefit Release Form This form is for all students who will be receiving any Third Party Benefit towards their Student Account Balance that requires Columbia College Chicago to certify their enrolment or provide a billing statement. Prior to Billing, only needs to be submitted once per Academic Year