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Financial Aid



FAFSA filing deadline : March 2, 2015

Verification paperwork due by: April 24, 2015*

Fee payment deadline: May 20, 2015

*Documents submitted after this date may not be processed by the fee payment deadline.

What is financial aid? Financial aid includes any form of financial assistance that helps you pay for college. This includes grants, scholarships, work-study and student loans. In any given academic term, close to two-thirds of Columbus State students receive financial aid or scholarships.

Follow the links to the right to learn more about the various programs and how you can receive funding for your education.

We are also available to assist you in person and over the phone. NEW SERVICE HOURS and other contact information.

IMPORTANT TO REMEMBER. Your primary email account at CSCC is the way the Financial Aid Office will most often communicate with you. Please check this email frequently to ensure that you receive important updates and communications as quickly as possible.


Federal Financial Aid

When people talk about Financial Aid, they usually mean Federal Financial Aid. Applying for Federal Financial Aid starts with filling out a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), and all colleges use the same form. It's not as hard as it sounds. More on Federal Financial Aid


Scholarships are awards that you don't have to pay back. We administer hundreds of scholarships, worth thousands of dollars, and surprisingly a lot of them go unclaimed every year. There are scholarships for people of all interests, backgrounds and academic levels, so take some time to look through them. More on Scholarships.

Financial Aid Disbursement

Now that you've applied for Financial Aid, how do you get the money? More about Financial Aid Disbursement.

Financial Aid Fraud Notice

Columbus State Community College follows established guidelines for the prevention, identification of and response to indications of identity theft and financial aid fraud. This notice provides a summary of student rights, responsibilities and preventative measures regarding financial aid fraud. Fraud Notification

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New CougarWeb Financial Information Link

Get information on the new "Manage Your Account" feature on the CougarWeb to assist you in viewing account information, class schedule and financial aid award.