Your success is our goal, and these webpages will connect you with the resources you need to stay on track. Whether you need access to tutoring and advising, financial aid, technology support, basic needs, mental health and wellness support or anything else, we'll connect you here.
Need help with something not listed on this page? Contact Student Central or call (614) 287-5353.
Updates on Our COVID-19 response
Things are ever-changing in the pandemic environment, and we are dedicated to keeping you updated on everything Columbus State is doing to ensure that you can continue your education uninterruped. Visit cscc.edu/coronavirus for the latest.
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To limit the spread of COVID-19, while providing exceptional education and support, we’re delivering courses in multiple ways this spring. Courses will be offered in four ways:
Live Online (synchronous) courses will include a component of real-time time online instruction on the days and times courses would normally meet in person.
- Fully online (asynchronous) courses don’t meet at a scheduled time. These courses use an asynchronous learning model, allowing students to interact with assignments, recordings, etc. at a time that is convenient for them.Your professor will provide you with the materials needed to complete your work on time within an established time frame
- Partial In-Person courses combine the Live Online/Synchronous Learning or Fully Online/Asynchronous Learning formats with an In-Person component. This blends the flexibility of an online class with hands-on teaching.
- Full In-Person classes will meet completely in-person on campus or at a regional learning center. Only a small selection of courses will meet in person, and only if there is no online alternative. All safety guidelines will be followed and we will keep you informed if this type of course needs to be changed to an alternate format.
Please note that unless a course includes the designation “Partial In-Person” or “Full In-Person,” it will not meet physically, even if a location is listed in the course schedule. Find in-depth descriptions of each option and guidance on recognizing course designations during the registration process on the Online Learning page and in the video below:
If you have questions about registering for a specific class, please reach out to Student Central.
There's never been a better time to learn online! Columbus State is committed to delivering an engaging, personal online learning experience and we've recently enhanced our services and resources to make them easier to access wherever you are. Learn what to expect in online classes and connect resources to help you succeed, including help with access to technology and tech support:
At the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, we identified the health and safety of the College community as our primary concern. For Spring Semester 2021, more than 90% of our classes will be held remotely and student services will be delivered virtually. A limited number of in-person classes will be held for accreditation and hands-on learning purposes. If you are registered for a full or partial in-person class, please review the College’s COVID-19 Student Guide for important safety protocols before coming to campus. Students who are learning remotely can also find resources within this guide to manage COVID-19 exposure with support from the college.
In addition to following College protocols when you’re on campus, please be mindful of the latest guidance from local and national public health authorities. You can find a list of important COVID-19 links and resources here. And remember, we’re here for you as you navigate barriers and embark on new learning experiences.
Did you know that 76% of Columbus State students take on no student loan debt? In addition to our low tuition (the lowest in the region by far), Columbus State offers financial aid and a wide range of scholarships.
Learn about filling out your FAFSA and get an overview of financial aid steps. Columbus State also offers a variety of scholarship opportunities for students. A single scholarship application will match you with the scholarships for which you are eligible, and there are specific scholarship opportunities for current students!
Procedures for paying your bill have been altered slightly to ensure safety. Visit cscc.edu/cashiers to review the options to pay your bill or sign up for payment plans.
Columbus State offers several payment plan options to help fit your tuition payments into your budget. Visit cscc.edu/paymentplans for specifics.
Facing financial issues due to COVID-19? Visit cscc.edu/cares for information on how we can connect you to resources and services to help.
In the current virtual environment, it’s easy to feel isolated. So it’s more important than ever to connect to other students and to the college. Succeeding in school requires a healthy balance in all areas of life. Knowing when you need a hand, and reaching out to connect are important steps to finding greater success in all areas of life. Learn how you can make those connections and get the support you need on this page: Your College. Your Connection.
We recognize that access to technology is critical to your success. If you are currently enrolled or planning to enroll for Spring 2021 and you don’t have the technology you need to learn online, we can help. Columbus State has a supply of personal computers and mobile hot spots for WiFi access available for loan to eligible students.
If you are interested in borrowing a personal computer from Columbus State, please complete the Personal Computer Loan Agreement. If you are also interested in borrowing a device that can be used as a mobile hot spot from Columbus State, please also complete this hot spot borrowing agreement.
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Connect remotely with an advisor to stay on track with your Academic Plan. Online appoinments can be scheduled through the advising page for your academic program. If you are unsure who to contact, use the Advisor Directory.
For easy access to the resources you need, from anywhere you are learning, visit our student resources page.
With more than 90% of our classes online, we are working with faculty to implement the best way to administer tests and evaluate student learning. Your faculty members will inform you of what testing/assessment methods will be used, and you will receive instructions on how to use the chosen software platforms. Academic Testing
Academic success can be out of reach for students facing issues such as food insecurity, unreliable childcare, unaffordable healthcare, transportation concerns, or other hardships. CState Cares is our umbrella for the wraparound human services at Columbus State. Our mission is to improve academic outcomes by moving students to financial stability and economic mobility.