Standard partnership undergraduate rate
per credit hour
Standard partnership graduate rate
per credit hour
Columbia College and City of Elgin have agreed on an educational partnership affording its employees, spouses/domestic partners, and dependents strategic benefits to help their careers soar.
Partnered employees or members, including their spouses/domestic partners, and dependents under 25 are eligible to take advantage of our partnership benefits.
Take online, virtual, or evening classes at one of our 30+ nationwide locations designed to fit around your work schedule. We offer six 8-week sessions a year.
If you’ve taken classes from an accredited college in the past, or served in the military you may be able to transfer that credit here. We award up to 90 hours of transfer credits.
Current students: To determine if you are eligible to receive an affiliated partner or academic alliance employee benefit, your affiliation must be verified. To initiate the verification process, you must first fill out the Business Partnership or Academic Alliance Benefit Form .
New students: Applying should be the easiest part of college. Just follow these steps.
Complete the free online application. Applying shouldn't take more than 30 minutes.
Upon Admission, you will receive an email containing simple instructions to verify your affiliation with our partnered organization.
Official transcripts from all previous institutions must be submitted within 90 days of enrollment. Official transcripts should be sent to EvalTrans@CCIS.edu or 1001 Rogers Street, Columbia, MO 65216.
Complete this short form, and let us guide you through the process.
The federal government provides money for college . You may apply for Pell Grants, which are awarded based on financial need and do not have to be repaid. Or, apply for low-interest federal loans.
Employers, organizations and businesses offer scholarships to pay for college. These do not have to be repaid. Search our Scholarship Finder to determine what may be available in your area.
At Columbia College, you pay no fees and books are provided at no cost. No fees. No book costs. No surprises.