Student consumer information

Each year, Columbia College disseminates to all enrolled and perspective students consumer information, including the contact information for the department that can respond to questions in their specific areas. All students processing financial aid forms must read, understand and comply with the requirements outlined below.

General institutional information

Student financial assistance

Student support services

Constitution day

Columbia College celebrates Constitution Day each year. This day commemorates the formation and signing of the U.S. Constitution on September 17, 1787, “recognizing all who, are born in the U.S. or by naturalization, have become citizens." Educational institutions receiving federal funds are required by law to hold an educational program on the U.S. Constitution for Constitution Day.

Safeguarding student information

As required by the Gramm-Leach-Bliley (GLB) Act issued by the Federal Trade Commission, Columbia College has safeguards in place designed to ensure the security and confidentiality of student information, protect against unauthorized access to or use of such information that could result in substantial harm or inconvenience to any student.

Ombudsman contact

Victoria Steel, Director of Institutional Compliance, is the Ombudsman contact for Columbia College. The Ombudsman will coordinate investigations with appropriate parties related to college matters such as academic or non-academic, employment, facilities, financial aid, etc. For such matters, please email or call (573) 875-7792.

The presentation of this information complies with the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008, which requires colleges and universities to publicly disclose various aspects of their policies and procedures.

Any information found herein will be made available in paper form, upon written request, by emailing or sending a letter to Consumer Information Request, Institutional Compliance, Columbia College, 1001 Rogers Street, STC 09 Columbia, MO 65216.