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Madison Hall, Upper Level
550 E Spring St.
Columbus, OH 43215

Student Central

Student Central, located on the upper level of Madison Hall, is the place to stop for guidance and assistance you need to be a successful student. The Student Services Specialists at Student Central are well versed in every area of Columbus State and will work closely with you to find answers and connect you to the resources you need.

Campus will be closed for In-Service on Thursday, April 20, 2017.

Due to a system upgrade certain services will be unavailable starting Wednesday, April 19, at 5:00 p.m. through Monday, April 24, at 10:00 a.m.

  • Questions that require staff to access specific student information
  • CougarID Card services
  • Financial Aid online form submission to Columbus State
  • CougarWeb services
      • CougarWeb services will be available on Monday, April 24. Online course registration will resume on Wednesday, April 26.

For detailed outage information visit -



Cougar ID Cards

To obtain a Cougar ID Card, students must bring a valid government issued ID (such as Drivers License, State issued ID card, or current US Military ID) to one of the following locations.

Columbus Campus - Student Central, lower level of Madison Hall

Delaware Campus - Business Services Office, first floor of Moeller Hall

Student Replacement ID cards can be purchased for $4 in the Cashier's Office, and by bringing the paid receipt and secondary ID to the lower level of Madison Hall.

Once enrollment and fee payments have been verified, a validation ID sticker can be obtained in Student Central.

This card will help the college better serve you as a customer and will allow you access to buildings, equipment and recreational facilities, library privileges, and use of the many services we offer at Columbus State.


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Student Central Service Hours

Monday 8:00 am-5:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am-5:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am-6:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am-5:00 pm
Friday 9:30 am-4:30 pm
Saturday* 9:00 am-12:00 pm
*Upcoming Saturday Dates - Jan 7, Jan 14, Feb 25, Mar 25, April 29, May 20, May 27, Jun 24 & Jul 29

Cougar ID Card Hours


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Friday 11:00am-1:00pm
Saturday* 9:00am-12:00pm
*Upcoming Saturday Dates - Jan 7, Jan 14, Feb 25, Mar 25, April 29, May 20, May 27, Jun 24 & Jul 29


Spring Semester

  • Classes begin January 17, 2017
  • Last Day to Withdraw from Full Term Classes March 27, 2017
  • Offices Closed, No Day Classes April 20, 2017
  • Limited Services Available Due to Computer System Update April 21, 2017
  • Graduation May 12, 2017
  • Spring Semester Ends May 13, 2017

Summer Semester

  • Registration begins February 20, 2017
  • FAFSA Deadline April 24, 2017
  • Fee Payment Deadline May 24, 2017
  • Classes begin May 29, 2017
  • Summer Semester Ends August 12, 2017

Please visit the Academic Calendar for additional dates and deadlines.

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