Principles of Excellence for Veterans

Academic Advising

Financial Aid

Phone: (573) 875-7252
Email: FinancialAid@ccis.edu
Website: Financial Aid

The Ousley Family Veterans Service Center

Phone: (573) 875-7504
Email: vacert@ccis.edu
Website: Ousley Family Veterans Service Center

Disability Services

Phone: (573) 875-7626
Email: disabilityservices@ccis.edu
Website: Disability Services

Counseling Services

Phone: (573) 875-7423
website: Counseling Services 

Career Services

Phone: (573) 875-7425
Email: careerservices@ccis.edu
Website: Career Services

Principles of Excellence

Columbia College, to include all 35 campuses, fully complies with Executive Order 13607 establishing Principles of Excellence for Educational Institutions Serving Service Members, Veterans, Spouses and Other Family Members.

We are dedicated to continuing our long-standing partnership with military and veteran communities. The following institutional resources are listed below to provide guidance on how Columbia College is meeting the individual principles outlined in the Principles of Excellence.

Principles of Excellence

  • Prior to enrolling students, Columbia College works diligently to ensure the accreditation of all new academic programs.
  • Columbia College offers students a customized Financial Aid Shopping Sheet, providing an overview of the total cost of a degree program.
  • All Columbia College military and veteran education beneficiaries are furnished with an educational plan.
  • Due to the unique challenges faced by servicemembers, Columbia College provides accommodations for student absence due to service obligations.
  • Columbia College identifies a point of contact for students in regard to academic and financial advising.
  • In compliance with federal policies, Columbia College’s institutional refund policies closely follow those of Title IV.
  • To maintain compliance with federal programs, Columbia College does not permit dishonest or aggressive recruiting practices.

Financial Aid

Financial Aid Shopping Sheet


The Financial Aid Shopping Sheet is a consumer tool that institutions use to notify students about their financial aid package. It is a standardized form that is designed to simplify the information that prospective students receive about costs and financial aid so that they can easily compare institutions and make informed decisions about where to attend school.

To access a customized Financial Aid Shopping Sheet, you must apply to Columbia College. Please note that you will be prompted to pay an application fee; however, you can click “check” as the payment option to bypass this charge. Should you decide to attend; the application fee will be charged upon admission.

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If you have already applied to Columbia College, please log in to CougarTrack and locate Financial Aid Shopping Sheet under the Financial Aid heading.

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Net Price Calculator

The Net Price Calculator is available for incoming college students to estimate your individual net price to attend Columbia College before you apply. The calculator is a planning tool and is an estimate based on the information you provide.

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College Scorecard

College Scorecards in the U.S. Department of Education’s College Affordability and Transparency Center make it easier for you to search for a college that is a good fit for you. You can use the College Scorecard to find out more about a college’s affordability and value so you can make more informed decisions about which college to attend.

Finanical Aid TV

FATV is a set of over 30 short videos to assist students and staff with understanding the basics associated with various aspects of financial aid. Learn about military and veteran benefits through video segments.

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Scholarships

Scholarships, awards and grants are forms of "gift" assistance that do not require repayment. These awards are generally based on achievement rather than financial need. Scholarships available vary by campus and also vary in amount.

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Admission and re-admission policies

Admission

Admissions Policies 

Columbia College has never and will never use fraudulent and unduly aggressive recruiting techniques. We are dedicated to the pursuit of higher education and we believe in the dignity, worth and potential of each and every student. To enable all potential students to make the dream of higher education a reality, Columbia College embraces the attributes of civility and respect in all that we do. Columbia College understands and values the importance of solid academic advising and views it as a fundamental aspect of our responsibility in providing a quality academic experience for our students. 


Re-admission

Re-admission policies

Students having interrupted their attendance at Columbia College because of unsatisfactory progress or conduct may be readmitted when the following conditions are met:

  1. The student must apply for re-admission after the period of suspension is completed.
  2. The cause of the unsatisfactory progress or conduct must have deemed to be removed.

Re-admission to the college does not establish a student’s eligibility for financial aid. A student dismissed for unsatisfactory progress may request readmission after a three-year period has elapsed from the date of dismissal.

Accreditation

The College is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association ofColleges and Schools and holds specialized accreditation in its Education program. Students may enroll in either dayor evening classes at the main campus in Columbia, Missouri, or in its Division of Adult Higher Education at one ofthe many campuses nationwide. Students may also enroll in the web-based online education classes worldwide.

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Withdrawal and refund policies

Withdrawal and refund policies

Students may request a withdrawal excused (WE) when extraordinary circumstances prevent them from completing a term; all courses in which the student is enrolled (both land-based and online) must be included in the request. Extraordinary circumstances are narrowly interpreted to mean the development of unforeseen, unexpected circumstances beyond a student’s control. Examples of  extraordinary circumstances include serious illness, death in the immediate family, significant change in the location and/or conditions of employment, or an unexpected call to active military duty or extended periods of TDY. 

Columbia College follows a refund policy that is aligned with the Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965.

Educational Plans & Military Transfer resources

Columbia College will provide an official educational plan for all students during their initial advising appointment which details the courses needed for degree completion and an anticipated graduation date. Official educational plans are created after the student has applied, been admitted to a specific program, and all prior transcripts have been evaluated.

An unofficial educational plan can be requested prior to application and admission by request at msc@ccis.edu. In the request, please include unofficial copies of all previous college and military coursework and the degree program you wish to pursue.

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