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Satisfactory Academic Progress is measured after Finals

Columbus State is required by federal law to establish, publish, and apply reasonable standards for measuring satisfactory academic progress of students applying for or receiving federal financial aid.

These standards are designed to ensure that students are making satisfactory progress toward completion of their program of study. The Columbus State Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy applies to the following financial aid programs: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG), Federal Work Study, Federal Direct Student Loan and Federal PLUS Loan. The Financial Aid Office runs this report at the end of each semester.

If you are enrolled Autumn Semester 2013, this report will be completed after final grades are due. Results will be emailed to you between December 11 and 15, 2013. For more information, please visit

Veterans’ Week activities run Nov. 4-13

soldier with flagColumbus State’s Veterans Services department will host a week of events to honor veterans and provide services.

Veterans Services is collecting items for a Troop Care Package Drive until November 9, at the Veterans office in Delaware 156.

Monday, November 4, is Military Recruitment and Appreciation Day. Veterans are invited to a resource fair on Tuesday and informational sessions Wednesday and Thursday.

The big event is a Support the Troops Rally on Friday, November 8. From 8:45 to 9:45 a.m., we will gather on the courtyard near the statue to salute our veterans. From there, a group will depart for the Columbus Veterans Day parade that begins in downtown Columbus at 10 a.m.

Veterans Day will be observed on campus on Monday, November 11. All campuses and Regional Learning Centers are closed.


Ohio State offers Law Fair FRIDAY!

OSU logoAre you interested in going to law school? Come and meet more than 80 law school representatives from around the nation who will share information with you about their respective university and the law school admissions process. Attend the Ohio State Law Fair, Friday, Nov. 1, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the Ohio State University-Ohio Union, Archie Griffin Ballroom, 2nd Floor, 1739 N. High St., Columbus, OH 43210.

The program is free and open to the public. No registration required. For questions regarding the Law Fair, contact: Ryan Heitkamp, Pre-Law Advising at


Part-time jobs are available through Federal Work Study

Are you looking for part-time work? Do you have Federal Work Study on your Financial Aid award? Student Employment is a great way to balance the needs of the classroom with the needs of your budget. The average student works 12-15 hours per week with a flexible schedule!

How do I know if I have Federal Work Study?
Check your Financial Aid Award Letter on Cougar Web. If awarded Federal Work Study, it will have a dollar amount listed. If you do not have FWS, you may place a request with the Financial Aid office.

Core Eligibility Requirements
•  You must be enrolled in a degree or certificate program at Columbus State
•  You must be taking 6 credit hours and have Financial Aid eligibility

For complete list of jobs available and application, visit


E-cigarettes are not allowed inside!

cigaretteDid you know that e-cigarettes are not allowed in any building at Columbus State, or at any of the Regional Learning Centers? You can “smoke” them outside, like regular cigarettes, but you can’t use them indoors. 


Disability Services and Humanities offer lecture
November 20

old posterJoin the Departments of Disability Services and the Humanities when they present a lecture titled “Joice Heth and Jim Crow: The Dual Stigma of Race and Disability in Antebellum America,” Wednesday, November 20 at 2:00 p.m. in Franklin Hall 110.

The presentation will be made by Dea Boster, Ph.D., instructor in the Humanities, who will discuss the layers of meaning that were ascribed to race and disability, two concepts that were mutually constitutive in the nineteenth-century United States. As the notoriety of Joice Heth and Jim Crow spread throughout the nation, so did discussions and portrayals of disabled slaves. Many nineteenth-century writings associated physical and mental disabilities with weakness and dependence, immorality, dishonor, and the grotesque, and these associations influenced the “dual stigma” of race and disability.

The lecture is free and open to the public.


Don't miss important activities- Check the calendar!

Lots more activities and events can be found on the Columbus State Activities Calendar:


Autumn Semester 2013 Archives:

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October 2

September 18

September 11

September 4

August 28

August 21


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