After considering all the resources available through the Teachers College Office of Financial Aid, some students need further assistance and choose to secure a private loan through a lender of their choice.
Students who choose the private student loan route will apply for the loan independently, and the lender will electronically send the loan information to Teachers College for certification of student information. The Office of Financial Aid does not promote or work with one particular private loan lender.
Before seeking a private loan, you should first:
After a private student loan is certified by the Office of Financial Aid, please allow up to 10 business days for processing with the lender. Once the funds arrive at Teachers College, Office of the Bursar will apply the funds to your account as needed. Please note that all processed private loan aid will only be disbursed after the start of each academic term and we are unable to disburse your loan in advance before the semester begins.