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Financial Aid

Financial Aid

Welcome to the Office of Financial Aid at Columbus State University.

To apply for federal student aid, complete your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and be sure to give our federal school code, 001561, when asked.

To apply for only the Georgia HOPE Scholarship, complete your electronic HOPE application at

Columbus State University Financial Aid Priority Processing dates are:

  • Spring 2015 Semester – November 1, 2014
  • Summer 2015  Semester - March 15, 2015
  • Fall 2015 Semester - March 15, 2015

Please complete your FAFSA and submit supporting verification documentation (if requested) as soon as you can to ensure we can expedite the processing of your award notification. Make sure to submit all forms in a timely fashion to allow for award processing and notification. Also, you will want to factor in time to understand your remaining balance and meet your costs by the payment deadline.

What do I need to know about applying?