Welcome to Financial Aid

Important information for the Summer 2024 semester:

  • The easiest way to check on your Financial Aid status is to check your Financial Aid Portal though your connectColumbia account.
  • BOTH the 2023-2024 and 2024-2025 FAFSA applications need to be submitted for Summer 2024. The tuition waiver comes from the new 24-25 application and grant funding comes from the 23-24.
  • The 2024-2025 FAFSA/CADAA application is now available. Submit ASAP for Summer 2024, Fall 2024 and Spring 2025.
  • Student parking will be free during Summer 2024 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.
  • Office hours in the Summer are 7:30-5:30 Monday -Thursday. Campus is closed Friday - Sunday.


Need an Appointment with your Financial Aid Specialist?

Schedule through Starfish today! Click the icon below:

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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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