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Financial Aid

Financial Aid

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

The Financial Aid and Enrollment Service Center teams are here to help you through the financial aid process and help you meet your educational costs.


Applying for State Scholarships

To apply for the Georgia HOPE and Zell Miller Scholarships, complete your electronic HOPE application  or by completing the FAFSA.


Applying for Federal Student Aid

Complete your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) - our federal school code is 001561

If this is your first time signing in to complete the FAFSA, please create a Federal Student Aid (FSA) User ID. In addition to FAFSA, your FSA User ID login (username/password) is also used to login to,, and


Check out the new myStudentAid app in the IOS and Android app stores! 


Selected for Verification? There's a new process to submit documents! 

To review the documents needed, log into myCSU,, and click on Students, then click Financial Aid, and then click "Verification Portal" to review any missing items. If you are a first time user of the verification portal, please register and then you will be able to review your missing items.  If required, you can complete the verification form online, e-sign and submit within the portal and upload any other forms needed.

We recommend that you create a portal PIN to e-sign documents to speed your submission.  We also ask that you opt-in to receive text messages about missing items to be certain you have the most current information about required financial aid forms. 


Columbus State University Financial Aid Priority Processing dates 

  • Spring 2019 Semester - October 15, 2018
  • Summer 2019 Semester - March 15, 2019
  • Fall 2019 Semester - March 15, 2019


Other Need-To-Know Information


Contact Information

P (706) 507-8800 


F (706) 568-2230