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Financial Aid

2022-2023 FAFSA Workshops

Have questions about the FAFSA process or want to learn more? Sign up for one of our FAFSA assistance workshops!

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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.

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Financial Aid Questions? Get Video Answers

For helpful tips and instructions on how to complete the financial aid process, please use the Financial Aid Checklist (PDF).

Paying For College

Applying for State Scholarships

To apply for the Georgia HOPE and Zell Miller Scholarships, you can complete an online HOPE application or the FAFSA.

Applying for Federal Student Aid

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

The FAFSA becomes available October 1st for the upcoming aid year! The earlier you complete it, the better.

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 the Federal Student Aid website.

Check out the myStudentAid app in the Apple App Store and Google Play Store!

Applying for Tuition Assistance for Active Duty Service Members

Active Duty Service Members may utilize their Tuition Assistance benefits to help with tuition. For more information on how to apply to use Tuition Assistance benefits or to find out your Service's Educational Portal, visit our Military Tuition Assistance page.

Selected for Verification?

To review the documents needed, log into MyCSU and click on Students, then click Financial Records, 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 toe-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 Deadlines

Spring 2022 Semester
November 1, 2021 (2021–2022 FAFSA used)
Summer 2022 Semester
April 1, 2022 (2021–2022 FAFSA used)
Fall 2022 Semester
June 1, 2022 (2022–2023 FAFSA used)
Spring 2023 Semester
November 1, 2022 (2022–2023 FAFSA used)
Summer 2023 Semester
April 1, 2022 (2022–2023 FAFSA used)

Other Need-To-Know Information

Contact Information

Phone: (706) 507-8800


Fax: (706) 568-2230

Office Hours:
Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Beginning January 4, 2022 - Tuesday, 8:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.

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