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Kelsey Anderson

Assistant Director of Partnerships
Phone: (573) 875-7177
Toll free: 800-231-2391, ext. 7177
Email: KAAnderson@CCIS.edu

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Welcome City of Overland Park Employees 

As a City of Overland Park employee, you qualify for a 10 percent tuition discount on all Columbia College courses. And since our tuition is already about half the national average for private schools, you could save thousands of dollars on your accredited associate, bachelor's or master's degree.

Nearly 20,000 students take classes at Columbia College each year at our locations across the nation and online.

Here's how we can help you get the most from your education:

  • Flexible in-class (evening) and online courses allow you to fit your classes around your career.
  • Six class sessions start each year, allowing you to complete your degree quickly. Each class lasts eight weeks. You could earn an associate degree in 20 months, a bachelor’s in 3.5 years, and a master’s degree in just 12 months!
  • We accept more transfer credit than many schools, which may allow you to graduate even earlier if you have attended an accredited college in the past.
  • All classes are taught by experienced instructors with either master’s or doctoral degrees.
  • Columbia College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission so you can be confident that your degree will be respected in the workplace.

No fees. No book costs. No surprises

Columbia College is committed to adding truth into the price of tuition. We call it Truition®. You pay no fees and receive your books at no cost.

  • No more fees: With Truition®, we’ve eliminated fees so you know exactly what the cost of college will be.
  • No more book costs: Books are included at no cost to you. Receive them before class starts—get a jump start on the upcoming semester.
  • No more surprises: Truition® adds honesty and transparency into the price of college so students aren’t slapped with unexpected fees.

Rates under Truition®

  • Undergraduate students: $375 per credit hour
    City of Overland Park rate: $337.50 per credit hour
  • Graduate students: $490 per credit hour
    City of  Overland Park rate: $441 per credit hour

Note: Truition® prices are established exclusively for undergraduate and graduate students taking classes online or at one of our adult higher education venues across the nation. Other exclusive programs are in place for students taking classes at our residential campus in Columbia, Missouri.

Tuition discount cannot be retroactively applied but may be combined with other institutional aid. 

How to receive partner benefits

  1. Apply

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

  2. Complete the 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. Complete 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.

More financial aid

Check out scholarship information or more financial aid options to save more.

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