Financial Literacy / Wellness
Columbus State Community College is dedicated to helping students make wise financial decisions thoughout their lifetime, from planning and paying for college to starting a career and beyond. Each semester, we hold forums featuring top industry experts presenting on different financial wellness topics. We invite you to attend to start on your own road to upward financial mobility! View events on our Cougar Connect page HERE.
Students interested in learning more about financial aid options or their individual financial aid awards are encouraged to contact the department of Financial Aid at Columbus State. Students may reach out to Financial Aid via their chat tool (located in the lower right hand corner of their page) or via email at email@example.com using their @student.cscc.edu email address.
The office of Cashiers & Student Accounting may be able to assist students with questions regarding their balances. Students may reach out to the Cashiers Office via their chat tool (located in the lower right hand corner of their page) or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Columbus State offers several payment plan options which students can explore HERE . Students are encouraged to be mindful of Fee Payment Deadlines and Financial Aid Disbursement dates as well as Academic Calendars / Deadlines at the College.
The Emergency Assistance Department at Impact Community Action provides a variety of supportive services that deliver crisis intervention strategies
to stabilize households and strengthen self-sufficiency. All Emergency Assistance
Programs/Services serve Franklin County households that are at or below 125% of the
Federal Poverty Guidelines and most households must have a qualifying emergency to
receive assistance. Interested individuals may apply HERE.
Financial Services at Impact Community Action provides cognitive tools and techniques and behavioral strategies to reduce economic dependency, increase household sustainability, and lay the foundation to building personal and communal wealth. In collaboration with several businesses and community partners, the program hosts educational workshops, tax-preparation services and filings for State benefits.
The Columbus Urban League offers a program to educate and coach low-income and/or
credit-challenged households to improve their financial management knowledge and skills
in tandem with growing their credit scores.
Questions regarding the Financial Empowerment / 700 Credit Score Initiative can be directed to Doug Gaffney at 614-736-9564 or email@example.com or to Elango Glenn at 614-736-9353 or firstname.lastname@example.org
TIP: Stop before you spend – don’t spend more than you earn! And don’t borrow the maximum loan amount unless absolutely necessary.