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Financial Aid

Financial Aid TVOur office is dedicated to helping students navigate their financial aid options including any form of financial assistance that helps you pay for college. This includes grants, scholarships, work-study and student loans. Learn more about the various resources available at Columbus State Community College. Remember to check both your student and personal email for further notification from our department.

Important Financial Aid Information

*For information about the status of your financial aid, please continue to check both your student and personal emails*


Autumn 2015 FAFSA deadline: June 1st. Complete the 2015-16 FAFSA application.

Verification paperwork due by July 31st

FAFSA school code is 006867 

For Tax Information click here


FSA ID replaces Federal Student Aid PIN

The Department of Education has implemented a new username and password login system for student and borrower websites. Beginning May 10, 2015, the Federal Student Aid PIN will be replaced with an FSA ID. The new FSA ID is comprised of a user-created username and password for electronically accessing personal information on Federal Student Aid websites including,, and and parents of dependents students can create the FSA ID here.

If you already have a Federal Student Aid PIN, you can link your PIN to your FSA ID and immediately access any of the websites that require an FSA ID.

What does it mean to be selected for verification? 

Do I have to reapply for financial aid each year?

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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