Financial Aid

Financial Aid

Welcome to Financial Aid!

The mission of the Columbia College Financial Aid Office is to heighten awareness of financial aid opportunities and to ensure availability of financial aid for students who, without such assistance, would be unable to pursue their educational goals.

Please see the list of links on the left side of the page that will address most of your questions or concerns. If you need further assistance, please contact us:

Students with Last Names Beginning with A-L, please contact Dana M. Baker.
Students with Last Names Beginning with M-Z, please contact Kelsie Bonavia.


  • April 14 - April 16: Financial Wellness (Part of Columbia College Wellness Week)
    Being financially well enables you to focus on other forms of wellness in your life. Come participate in a 30-minute mini-workshop, pick up some helpful information about how to make the most of your income, or ask a local Wells Fargo representative any and all of your banking questions. And, as always, check on your financial aid status!


  • You may now apply for the Board of Governors (BOG) Fee Waiver for Summer 2014 through Spring 2015. You can apply for the BOG by submitting a 2014-2015 FAFSA or by filling out and submitting the fee waiver form, available here and in the Columbia College Financial Aid Office. The deadline to submit a 2014-2015 BOG is the end of the Spring 2015 semester.
  • Avoid funding delays by following the steps listed here: FAFSA Processing Steps
  • Summary of changes to Financial Aid Regulations: Be informed!

Higher One Card

Introducing Higher One, a financial services company bringing you a new way of receiving your financial aid disbursements (refunds) via a "My YCCD Card." Click the image of the card below to learn about this process and what you must do as soon as possible.

  My YCCD Card