Welcome to Financial Aid

Important information for the upcoming Fall 2023 semester:

  • The easiest way to check on your Financial Aid status is to check your Financial Aid Portal though your connectColumbia account.
  • The "Free for Me" campaign  has ended. It is more important than ever to fill out your 2023-2024 FAFSA or CADAA to see if you qualify for the state tuition waiver. Students are now responsible for ALL student fees, this totals approx. $40 during Fall 2023. Drop for non-payment will happen on August 21st. Visit Drop for Non-Payment information for details.
  • Student parking will be free during Fall 2023 semester. Parking permits will NOT be required for student parking spaces. Students are also able to ride the Tuolumne and Calaveras transit with a current student ID and semester sticker.
  • Use the code COLUMBIAFREE at check out for free shipping through our virtual bookstore.

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Mission Statement

The Columbia College Financial Aid Office is committed to providing financial support services that align with the mission and values of Columbia College. We promote financial aid programs along with financial literacy tools to remove barriers and ensure equitable access for all students in pursuit of academic excellence, economic opportunity, and personal growth.

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