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Student Central

Student Central, located on the upper level of Madison Hall, is here 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.

We can help you with: Financial Aid | Registration | Student Forms | Ohio Residency | Cougar ID Cards

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In-person and Chat Services

Monday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am – 7:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am – 4:30 pm

Chat Live: Click the chat icon on the lower right-hand side of this page. Please note, the final chat will be accepted up to 30 minutes before close.

Follow us for real-time reminders about dates, deadlines, student financial resources, and more! 

Student Central Map

Madison Hall, Upper Level
518 Mt. Vernon Ave.
Columbus, OH 43215

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Learn how to navigate Self-Service to manage your student account.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

CougarWeb is used to register for classes. Here is a short video tutorial.

You can run a Degree Audit through CougarWeb or schedule an appointment with your Academic Advisor.

To request an official transcript, you must complete the order online. Here is a short video tutorial on how to access your official and unofficial transcript. Please note: The rush in-person pickup option is not currently available.

The FAFSA and FSA ID are completed online at If you need assistance, please visit our "Applying for Financial Aid" playlist of short videos.


Visit Financial Aid Self-Service in CougarWeb to view your Financial Aid status, including: accepting your Award Letter, completing verification forms, Satisfactory Academic Progress status, and more.


It is important to check your email account frequently. You can access your email by clicking on the "Email" link at the top right-hand side of the Columbus State homepage. Enter your full CSCC email address ( and password.

Visit to learn more about the temporarily expanded SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) benefits.

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Summer Semester 2024

  • Registration Opens February 19, 2024
  • 23/24 FAFSA Priority Deadline April 12, 2024
  • Fee Payment Deadline May 23, 2024
  • Classes begin May 27, 2024
  • Summer Semester ends August 10, 2024

Please visit the Academic Calendar for additional dates and deadlines.

 Autumn Semester 2024  

  • Registration Opens April 15, 2024
  • 24/25 FAFSA Priority Deadline July 12, 2024
  • Fee Payment Deadline August 21, 2024
  • Classes begin August 26, 2024
  • Autumn Semester ends December 14, 2024