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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.
The College is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission 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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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 firstname.lastname@example.org. In the request, please include unofficial copies of all previous college and military coursework and the degree program you wish to pursue.
Students who withdraw due to military reasons, such as an unexpected call to active duty or extended periods of TDY, will be given a grade of withdrawal excused (WE). The college will provide a 100% tuition reimbursement to the payee (military entity or student).
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.
If at the time of the request the student has reached the 60% completion mark of the course, the total tuition costs for the course will be charged.
Columbia College follows a refund policy that is aligned with the Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965.
NOTE: Please refer to the withdrawal and TA refund policies section for information regarding military tuition assistance.
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.
Choose from one of the four examples below that is most similar to your program of study and student situation. These sample shopping sheets are intended for informational purposes only.
If you have already applied to Columbia College, please log in to CougarTrack and locate Financial Aid Shopping Sheet under the Financial Aid heading.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
Students having interrupted their attendance at Columbia College because of unsatisfactory progress or conduct may be readmitted when the following conditions are met:
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.
Office: St. Clair Hall 116
or (800) 231-2391
Office: Missouri Hall 111
Phone: (573) 875-7610 or (800) 231-2391 ext. 7610
Phone: (573) 875-7246
Fax: (573) 875-7445
Phone: (573) 875-7246
Fax: (573) 875-7445
Phone: (573) 875-7252
Phone: (573) 875-7504
Website: Ousley Family Veterans Service Center
Phone: (573) 875-7626
Website: Student Accessibility Resources
Phone: (573) 875-7423
Website: Counseling Services
Phone: (573) 875-7425
Website: Career Services