Financial Aid Self-Service
Check your Financial Aid status on 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.
Financial Aid Quick Reference
Applying for Financial Aid can be intimidating, but we're here to help. Here's a quick overview of the process.
Step 1: Apply for Admission at Columbus State and fill out your FAFSA.
Step. 2: Complete your FAFSA (There may be some extra questions as you go through the process.
Step. 3: Review your financial aid award letter. Choose if you want to take out loans.
Step. 4: Receive Financial Aid
There are many options for paying for college, such as:
- Federal Work Study
Fee payment deadline is Wednesday, January 10th!
Students with unpaid tuition balances can sign up for and pay the $115.00 setup charge for the Payment Deferral Option until the fee payment deadline. This will defer the tuition due date until March 9, 2018.
Find Important Disbursement information here.
2017-2018 Financial Aid Update (Spring and Summer 2018 semesters)
Attending Spring 2018? Make sure you have completed the 2017-18 FAFSA using your 2015 tax information!
Continue to check your Financial Aid Self-Service located on your CougarWeb account for required documents or your award letter.
Spring 2018 FAFSA Deadline: December 11, 2017
Spring 2018 Priority Verification Deadline: December 15, 2017
*Please note: You are still able to submit the FAFSA after the deadline, however, your Financial Aid may not be reviewed/completed prior to the fee payment deadline
2018-2019 Financial Aid Update (Autumn 2018, Spring and Summer 2019 semesters)
1. Apply early: Complete the 2018-19 FAFSA using 2016 tax information
2. Pay close attention to various deadlines, and submit required documents as early as possible. Continue to check the Financial Aid homepage for updates
3. You can fill in FAFSA income information automatically using the IRS Data Retrieval Tool. The DRT saves time for families selected for verification making the process faster and easier.
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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