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CVN students are eligible for both federal and private student loans, depending on the student's citizenship status, number of credits taken, and degree status. If you are unsure if your program is a degree program or a certificate program, please reference the CVN website. If you have questions about your loan eligibility, please contact us to speak with a Financial Aid Officer before applying.

Masters/Ph.D. Degree-Seeking Students

US Citizens and eligible noncitizens who are enrolled in at least 6 credits may apply for Federal Student Loans (Federal Direct Stafford Loan or Federal Graduate PLUS Loan). Review the application process and loan information on our Education Loan page.

Non-US Citizens or students enrolled in less than 6 credits may secure private educational loans from an outside lender. Columbia University offers a suggested lender list for students to reference during their search. Students do not have to borrow from a lender on this list.

Non-Degree/Certificate Students

CVN students enrolled in a certificate program are not eligible for federal student aid. Students may borrow private educational loans from an outside lender. Columbia University offers a suggested lender list for students to reference during their search. Students do not have to borrow from a lender on this list.

If at any point a student changes their enrollment (either by dropping a class or changing to auditing a class mid-semester), they should notify our office immediately as we may have to adjust loan amounts accordingly.

CVN Contact Information

Office Location: 540 Mudd

Mailing Address:

Columbia Video Network
500 W. 120th Street
540 Mudd, MC 4719
New York, NY 10027

Phone: 212-854-6447

General CVN Information:
info@cvn.columbia.edu

Admitted Student Questions:
seasgradmit@columbia.edu

CVN Website: www.cvn.columbia.edu