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Financial Aid & Veterans Services

Financial Aid & Veterans Services

Welcome to Financial Aid & Veterans Services!

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.

For assistance, please contact:
Dana M. Baker, for students with last names beginning A-L
Kelsie Bonavia, for students with last names beginning M-Z

*Click here to submit online forms (14B, 14C, 14D, 14P etc.): Online Forms
*Click here for the BOG Fee Waiver: 2014-2015 Board of Governors Fee Waiver
*Click here for the *NEW* BOG Fee Waiver for Summer 2015 - Spring 2016: 2015-2016 Board of Governors Fee Waiver


  • *NEW* BOG Fee Waiver is available to submit for Summer 2015 - Spring 2016. Click here for the form.

  • Remember January 1st, 2015 is the first day to complete or renew your FAFSA for NEXT Fall 2015. Apply between 01/01/15 and 03/02/14 to maximize your award!

  • It's NOT TOO LATE TO APPLY to get back-paid for Fall 2014! Submit a 2014-2015 application at then check your student email for your next step. Deadline: May 9.

Upcoming Events

  • Veterans Resource Day

    Monday, February 23, 2015
    10:00am - 2:00pm
    Columbia College Financial Aid & Veterans Services Office in Sequoia 110
    Come join us for services provided by the VA Palo Alto Health Care System Rural Health Mobile Medical Team. No appointment necessary! Please bring a copy of your DD-214 and a list of your medications for the doctor to review.

  • Community Cash for College Workshop

    SATURDAY February 28
    10:00am - 2:00pm
    Starbucks in the Junction (13761 Mono Way, Sonora, CA 95370, (209) 533-8831)
    All community members are welcome to join us at Starbucks to receive professional assistance submitting your financial aid application for the current or upcoming school year! This event is being held on a Saturday for all the working students and families and prior to the Cal Grant deadline of March 2nd. Computers will be available. Drop-ins welcome from 10 to 2!
    To apply for the current semester or upcoming summer, please bring: Student's and parents' 2013 financial information, including W2s, filed tax forms, and receipts of other benefits.
    To apply for next fall through summer, please bring: Student's and parents' 2014 financial information, including W2s and receipts of other benefits. It's okay if you haven't filed your taxes yet!

  • See past events here.