Financial aid, scholarships put a degree within reach

Federal financial aid may be available to help pay for college. It includes need-based grants and low-interest loans, as well as Work-Study. Apply online through the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Columbia College's school code is 002456.

  • Apply for aid

    Complete the FAFSA to apply for federal grants and loans.

    See how
  • Determine eligibility

    You must meet certain requirements to receive federal aid.

    View requirements
  • Understand programs

    Federal financial aid includes grants and low-interest loans.

    See programs
  • Verify information

    Some students may be asked to verify FAFSA information.

    Learn more
  • Earn money for college

    Federal Work-Study and student employment are available.

    View details
  • Watch videos

    Our financial aid videos help you understand the process.

    Watch financial aid videos
  • Get answers

    See answers to other questions you may have.

    Read FAQs
  • Meet with Financial Aid

    Get direct help and answers to questions from financial aid staff.

    Schedule an appointment

Financial aid puts college within reach

A private education is more affordable than you think. Take the first step by applying to Columbia College.

Apply to Columbia College today
Apply with the Common Application