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Students and parents need the below documents for processes related to students' SFS account. For information on how to submit these documents, visit our document submission page.

Please note: This page does not include information for the Verification process, which will be sent directly through the student's Loopmail account.

Priority Deadlines for submitting these documents:

Spring 2019: May 1, 2019
Summer 2019: July 1, 2019

Priority Deadlines for submitting these documents:

Fall 2019: December 1, 2019
Spring 2020: May 1, 2020
Summer 2020: July 1, 2020

Loan Applications

  • 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 on the application. 

  • Graduate PLUS Loan Application

    This online electronic application is for Graduate professional 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 on the application. 

Aid Adjustments/Notifications

Loan Borrower Requirements

Processing Agreements

  • Parent PLUS Refund Release Form
    This form should be completed by the parent borrower of a Federal PLUS Loan wanting to change to whom a refund is issued as a result of a PLUS Loan disbursement and subsequent credit balance on the student’s account.
  • Summer Financial Aid Application

    This form, available during summer registration, 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.

    For Summer 2019, the deadline is June 30, 2019.

  • 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.

    Deadline: 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.

    Deadline: prior to billing (only needs to be submitted once per academic year)

    2018-19 form

    2019-20 form

Miscellaneous

  • Higher Education Tax Benefits
    For a summary of Higher Education Tax Benefits for which you may be eligible, visit the IRS Tax Benefit Information Center

    Some of the Higher Education Tax Benefits include but are not limited to:
    • American Opportunity Credit
    • Hope Credit
    • Lifetime Learning Credit
    • Tuition and Fees Deduction
    • Coverdell Education Savings Account
  • Tax Breaks

    Consult a tax advisor to determine your eligibility for tax incentives.

    Columbia College Chicago will issue an annual 1098-T to assist with reporting the American Opportunity/Hope Credit and Lifetime Learning tax credits on your tax return. Call 877-467-3821 or visit www.1098t.com for more information.

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