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Financial Aid

Financial Aid TVWe're happy to announce the launch of Financial Aid Self-Service! Located on your CougarWeb account, Self-Service displays a financial aid checklist that specifies all the steps and their proper sequence students need to complete the financial aid process.

At Columbus State Community College we are dedicated to helping students navigate their financial aid options including any form of financial assistance that helps you pay for college. Remember to always check both your student and personal email for further notification about the status of your Financial Aid. Financial Aid Advisors are now available in Student Central, located in the upper level of Madison Hall.

Financial Aid Deadlines

Autumn 2016 - Summer 2017:

FAFSA application deadline is July 18, 2016. Complete the 2016-17 FAFSA.

Required verification documents deadline: July 29, 2016

Fee payment deadline: August 24, 2016

For students attending Autumn 2016...It’s that FAFSA time of year again... time for all new and current students to complete their 2016-2017 FAFSA! FAFSA school code is 006867


FAFSA information:

Create your FSA ID Cheat Sheet

Sign up for a FAFSA workshop


*Important Loan Revision/Cancellation Information*

For Tax transcript 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?

What is the FSA ID?

Can my tax data be retrieved directly from the IRS?

grad readyFinancial 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