Federal Perkins Loan

Federal Perkins Loans

Loans made through the Federal Perkins Loan Program are low-interest federal student loans for undergraduate and graduate students with exceptional financial need.

Borrower Requirements

A Federal Perkins Loan Master Promissory Note (MPN) must be completed. The MPN defines the conditions under which you are borrowing and the terms under which you agree to pay back the loan. It is valid for 10 years.

Please click on the “Continue” link at the bottom of this page to bring up the promissory note in a separate window.

Please follow these steps:

  1. Print the promissory note and complete the “Section A: Borrower Section”
  2. Sign and date the note
  3. Bring or mail the signed note to:
     Columbia University
     Student Financial Services
     Student Loans Repayment
     208 Kent Hall
     1140 Amsterdam Avenue
     New York, NY 10027

Students from all campuses should submit their note to 208 Kent Hall. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at 212-854-8293 or e-mail Vivian Ortiz at vo2@columbia.edu.