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We're happy to announce the launch of Financial Aid Self-Service!

Located on your CougarWeb account, Financial Aid Self-Service displays all of the steps, in their proper sequence, that students need to complete for 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 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.


In addition to regularly scheduled Monday-Friday hours,
Student Central will be open on the following Saturdays:

Dates Hours
Saturday, June 24, 2017 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

 Attention: The scholarship application for AUTUMN semester 2017 is now OPEN. The scholarship application will remain open until June 25, 2017.  Applications that were submitted for Summer scholarships are still active for the Autumn scholarship offering.  Please log into you scholarship application and check the "recommended" opportunities tab for additional scholarships.


Summer 2017 Students:

Drop for Non-Payment Deadline: Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Do you have a remaining balance?  Check your Manage My Account on your CougarWeb account.


Are you registered for classes on your Plan of Study? Federal Financial Aid regulations require each course a student is registered for be part of the student's Plan of Study in order for that course to be counted as "Federal Student Aid Eligible."                        

Federal Student Aid eligibility calculation cannot include classes that do not count toward the student's degree or certificate.

Click here for more information.


Autumn 2017 Students:

Click here to complete the 2017-18 FAFSA now! Use 2015 tax information.  School Code is: 006867. Deadline is 7/17/17

FAFSA filing has changed!

Beginning October 1, 2016, the FAFSA process changed. Applicants now use their completed and filed Federal tax return from the prior-prior year to apply for the upcoming year.

If you are applying for Federal Aid for the 2017-18 school year (Autumn 2017-Summer 2018), you will use your filed Federal return from 2015.

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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