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Scholarships, Grants and Loans

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

Columbia College-Fort Drum offers several scholarship opportunities to qualified students. Some of these opportunities are:

The Spouses' Opportunity Grant, which pays the tuition for the student's first class with Columbia College

Military Spouse Tuition Grant, which reduces the cost of in-seat courses by 20%

Military Family Member's Opportunity Grant, which pays the tuition for the student's first in-seat class with Columbia College

eScholarship, pays up to $1,000 to an eligible student taking online courses

The Frank Westling Scholarship which goes toward books and tuition

Col. Charles E. McGee Scholarship, pays up to $1000 to an eligible military veteran

The Two-In-Family Grant, which provides a tuition reduction for each immediate family member who is enrolled as a full-time student

The Associate Transfer Grant, which provides a reduction in tuition for the first year

The Senior Citizen Award for students 65 years of age or older

Other scholarship opportunities may be available, and each scholarship/award has specific eligibility and application requirements. Please consult a staff member for further details. Columbia College participates in the Military Spouse Career Advancement Accounts Program (MYCAA). Check out their website at

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. 7252 or via e-mail at


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