Third-Party Sponsors & Credit Bank
What is student sponsorship?
A sponsored student is one whose educational expenses are being pre-paid by an employer or community agency (Sponsoring Agency).
Each sponsorship agreement is different, so it’s important to work with your HR manager or educational benefits coordinator to understand what tuition, fees and books are being paid for by the sponsor.
Any educational costs that are not covered by the sponsorship are YOUR responsibility.
Please note that students utilizing Military/Veteran’s benefits should work directly with our Military and Veteran’s Services office or (614) 287-2644.
Get Started Guide
1. Apply to Columbus State (first time students)
2. Complete placement exams and submit transcripts from other colleges (first time students)
3. Meet with your Advisor to get class recommendations.
4. Enroll into Columbus State Courses.
5. Submit your voucher through our Tuition Voucher Portal
- Be sure that you have completely filled in your voucher, including signature and student ID number.
6. Log into your student account in Self-Service to ensure that the sponsorship has been applied to your account. Pay any remaining balances on your student account.
- Even though a sponsor is providing funding for your education, it is a good idea to file a FAFSA and apply for scholarships to cover any outstanding expenses.
Tips and Reminders
- Vouchers must be submitted by the fee payment deadline.
- Students need to be aware of their agencies requirements for class completion and grades, any denied or unapproved sponsored charges will be returned to the student for payment. Students who fail to pay the fees not covered by your agency will be restricted from using Third Party funding and will be subject to the College’s collection process.
The Columbus State Credit Bank system is a tuition hour exchange program for our agency partners in Health, Human, and Public services. These agencies work with Columbus State Community College to provide preceptorial, supervised, and clinical learning opportunities for our students.
Agencies can offer the hours they earn to anyone they employ for any amount. These hours can be used for all regular Columbus State classes offered by the school but the hours only cover tuition costs. Students/employees of the agency are responsible for all other costs including parking, books, and lab fees.
AGENCIES - Agencies can earn Credit Bank hours (tuition hours) by establishing an
affiliate contract providing preceptorial/supervised/field placement learning opportunities
for Columbus State students. If your agency is interested in becoming a part of our
credit bank program, please contact April Pace at 614-287-2487.
If your agency already has a Credit Bank account, please go to https://cbpracticum.cscc.edu and log-in. Tutorials are available on the Credit Back website. If you do not have your log-in information please contact Vernon Lewis at 614-287-2515.
STUDENTS – If you are a student and work in the Health, Human or Public Service fields, please contact your HR director to see if your agency is a part of our Credit bank program. If your agency is already a part of this program, please see your HR representative for any questions regarding your credit bank account. Credit Bank hours provided by your employer is tuition only, any lab fees and additional technology fees are the responsibility of the student.
Third Party Sponsors/Accounts Receivable