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If you have not been admitted yet, contact your Recruiter at: or call 573-875-7515.

Contact Our Student Success Center To Assist With Your Financial Aid Questions

Whether you have questions about scholarship eligibility, loan requirements, want to learn more about our Military Affiliated Benefits, or need someone to offer direction for the next steps, our dedicated team is here to help.  

  • Call our Student Success Center: (573) 875-7252
  • Email us:
  • Visit us: Missouri Hall, Room 205

If you are an incoming or current student:

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The Answers To All Your Questions

Our team is dedicated to providing individualized support to help you navigate your path to graduation.

Financial Aid, Explained

Explore our informative videos that expertly guide you through the world of financial aid - from understanding the various types, to the application process, verification procedures, and policies for maintaining your aid. 

Hear From Our Students

You're building your future, and we are here to guide you every step of the way.

One of the reasons why we chose Columbia College was because it was a set cost. The books were provided in the cost and that way we knew how much to pay each time around. It made the most sense for us. We have a tight budget and the scholarship was a huge blessing that I didn’t expect to receive. I was on the grind and trying to claw my way out of poverty. I needed the generosity of others to help lift me up.

Michael Vogt

The Hulett Family Criminal Justice Graduate Study Scholarship - 2021 Recipient

As a single mother working two jobs, Columbia College has helped me by allowing me to take six courses a semester while juggling life, work, and school. The amazing staff and instructors are so nice and understanding. They know exactly how hard you must work to accomplish your goals, and they are with you the whole way.

Ashley Sanders

Seymour, Missouri

Columbia College has given me so many experiences and skills that I never would've developed otherwise. Through being in the Emerging Leaders Institute, becoming a first-year mentor, and just getting to know everyone on campus, I have become a better student, leader, peer and friend. I came into college nervous and apprehensive, and I have grown into a confident and knowledgeable person. Columbia College has made me into the person who I am now, and I am forever thankful.

Lillian Nowack

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because a future built by you is a future built for you.

Too many people have been made to feel that higher education isn’t a place for them— that it is someone else’s dream. But we change all that. With individualized attention and ongoing support, we help you write a new story for the future where you play the starring role.