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Financial aid, scholarships put a degree within reach

A college degree is within reach.

Undergraduate tuition for students taking classes on our traditional campus is less than the national average for four-year, private schools. For graduate and undergraduate students taking courses online or at a venue nationwide, including our evening program, we offer Truition®.

Scholarships, loans and other financial aid options may be available to help you pay for college.

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Scholarships and state-funded grants

Scholarships and grants may be applied to your educational expenses and do not have to be repaid. State and institutional scholarships and grants are available based on need, merit and/or special characteristics.

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Federal Financial Aid

Apply for need-based grants and low-interest student and parent loans through the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Apply to Columbia College and complete the FAFSA using school code 002456.


Calculate your costs

Learn more about the cost of attendance and use our net price calculator to help estimate how much your college education will cost.

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Financial aid overview

Need a better understanding of financial aid? Start here. Get an overview of the types of federal financial aid available to students.

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Financial aid forms

Visit our Forms page to access frequently used financial aid documents. If you have questions or need assistance, you may contact the Financial Aid Office.


Financial aid call center:
(573) 875-7252
(800) 231-2391, ext. 7252
Fax: (573) 875-7452

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