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Scholarships, Grants and Loans

Yes, you can...take advantage of several scholarships


First onbase course free to active duty spouse

Onbase courses only- 20% tuition discount for spouses

Free childcare (2yrs and up on base) through MCCRD Family Services during class hours only reimbursement voucher up to $3.00 per hour for up to three hours to cover drop off, course time and pick up. Children under 2yrs may be granted a voucher for off base childcare. See base for more details.

Coast Guard Grant -Could you use up to $4,000 in additional financial assistance to help pay for your advanced education? Through Columbia College's Coast Guard Spouse Grant, spouses of active duty Coast Guard and Coast Guard Reserve members, E1-E5, CWO2 and O1-O2, can receive a 50% tuition discount for online and on-campus courses.

Getting Started Apply for admission to Columbia College Contact a Columbia College academic advisor at your campus Apply for the 50% Coast Guard Spouse Grant Columbia College will post the grant to your student account. Grant Specifics Coast Guard Spouse Grant Could you use up to $4,000 in additional financial assistance to help pay for your advanced education? Through Columbia College's Coast Guard Spouse Grant, spouses of active duty Coast Guard and Coast Guard Reserve members, E1-E5, CWO2 and O1-O2, can receive a 50% tuition discount for online and on-campus courses.

Getting Started Apply for admission to Columbia College Contact a Columbia College academic advisor at your campus Apply for the 50% Coast Guard Spouse Grant Columbia College will post the grant to your student account. Grant Specifics Coast Guard Spouse Grant -Maximum amount of grant is $4,000, cap of $2,000 per fiscal year Program of study must be completed in three (3) years from the start of the first course Spouse must be degree-seeking and fully admitted to Columbia College USCG spouses who are in the USCG themselves are not eligible NOTE: Scholarship applies towards tuition only. No other Columbia College discounts can be combined with this program, including the Military Spouse Tuition Discount.

Other available awards to qualified students include:

  • Federal Pell Grant
  • Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG)
  • Federal Work Study
  • Associate Transfer Grant
  • Federal Stafford Loan
  • Federal Unsubsidized Stafford Loan
  • Senior Citizens Awards

Visit our Scholarship Finder to find a scholarship or grant that applies to you.

More information
For more information on scholarships, grants, and loans, contact the Financial Aid office at (800) 231-2391, ext. 7390 or via e-mail at financialaid@ccis.edu.