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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.

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,, and

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

Need help completing your 2020-21 FAFSA? Let us help you at one of our FAFSA Workshops: Every Tuesday, Thursday and Friday through October 31, the Office of Financial Aid is hosting FAFSA workshops from 1:30-5:00 p.m. in Woodall Hall, room 158.


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 Priority Processing dates

  • Summer 2019 Semester - March 15, 2019
  • Fall 2019 Semester - March 15, 2019
  • Spring 2020 Semester – October 15, 2019

Other Need-To-Know Information

Contact Information

Phone: (706) 507-8800


Fax: (706) 568-2230