If you received notification from Columbia Central that included the "Reaffirmation Request" form, you may complete it and return it to columbia Central. Once we receive your signed form, we will initiate the reaffirmation process with your Federal Loan Servicer on your behalf.
Note: Columbia Central will only initiate the reaffirmation process for currently-enrolled Columbia students.
If you did not receive a notification and want to initiate the process yourself, or if you are no longer enrolled at Columbia, you may contact your Federal Loan Servicer and indicate that you want to reaffirm the debt to reestablish your eligibility.
After you receive the Reaffirmation Agreement from your Federal Loan Servicer, you must read, sign, and return the agreement to your servicer. Keep a copy for your records! Once you receive confirmation from your Federal Loan Servicer that your reaffirmation agreement has been accepted, you must submit a copy of this confirmation to Columbia Central, along with your name and MyColumbia ID. We will review the documentation and determine your aid eligibility based on the information provided.
We recommend you allow at least 4-6 weeks for the reaffirmation process, once the request has been initiated.