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Financial Aid

Financial Aid

We can help you obtain money to assist with the costs to attend CSU.

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 2014-15 Academic Year Priority Processing dates are:

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

Please note that the Fall Semester Financial Aid Priority filing deadline has changed for the 2014/15 processing year. Please complete your FAFSA and submit supporting documentation (if asked) as soon as you can to ensure we can expedite the processing of your award notification.

What do I need to know about applying?