Loan Repayment Assistance Program

Work in local nonprofit journalism, and Columbia Journalism School will help pay your loans.

Our pilot Loan Repayment Assistance Program — the first of its kind in the journalism industry — will help support recent CJS graduates who bring their talent and skills to nonprofit news media organizations. CJS may lend up to $50,000 over five years to help you make your loan payments, and then forgive that loan.

Applications are now closed. See below for more information on eligibility and FAQs, and bookmark this page for upcoming information about next year's applications.


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