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Financial Aid

Financial Aid

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

To apply for only the Georgia HOPE Scholarship, complete your electronic HOPE application at http://gacollege411.org

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.

Before logging in to complete your FAFSA, please create a Federal Student Aid (FSA) User ID. The FSA User ID replaces the 4-digit PIN code for FAFSA and other federal student aid web access. Your new FSA User ID login (username/password) is also used to login to the following federal student aid websites: www.nslds.ed.gov, www.studentloans.gov, www.studentaid.gov, and Agreement to Serve (ATS) for TEACH Grant at www.teach-ats.ed.gov. Here are the sign up instructions.

Please send forms via email to the Office of Financial Aid to data_entry@columbusstate.edu Fax (706) 568-2230 or to the campus address listed here ATTN: Office of Financial Aid

To contact the Office of Financial Aid, please call (706) 507-8800 or email financial_aid@columbusstate.edu

Columbus State University Financial Aid Priority Processing dates are:

  • Summer 2015 Semester - March 15, 2015
  • Fall 2015 Semester - March 15, 2015
  • Spring 2016 Semester - November 1, 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?