Federal Academic Alliance

Welcome federal employees, spouses and dependents

Columbia College and Federal Academic Alliance have agreed on an educational alliance affording federal employees, spouses and dependents many strategic benefits to help their career soar.

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Eligibility

Partnered employees or members, including their spouses & dependents under 25[1] are eligible to take advantage of our partnership benefits.

Flexible class options

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.

Transfer credits

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.

Save thousands on tuition

Those eligible can save up to $6,750 for undergraduate degree and $2,640 for a graduate degree.

$375 $ 318 .75

Undergraduate
standard partner rate per credit hour

$490 $ 416 .50

Graduate
standard partner rate per credit hour

How to take advantage of your partner benefits

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.

  1. Apply

    Complete the free online application. Applying shouldn't take more than 30 minutes.

  2. Admissions process

    Authenticate your identity online or in person at a venue near you. Provide proof of High School completion.

  3. Partner verification

    Upon Admission, you will receive an email containing simple instructions to verify your affiliation with our partnered organization.

  4. Transfer evaluation

    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.

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By submitting this form, you are giving your express written consent for Columbia College to contact you regarding our educational programs and services using email, telephone or text – including our use of automated technology for calls and periodic texts to the wireless number you provide. Message and data rates may apply. The consent is not required to purchase goods or services and you may always call us directly at 573-875-7515 or 877-999-9876.

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Federal aid

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.

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Private aid

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.

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Truition®

Columbia College offers Truition®, which means you pay no fees and books are provided at no cost. No fees. No book costs. No surprises.

1 Dependents must be under the age of 25 prior to the first day of the semester to be eligible to receive the dependent benefit.