Welcome to Financial Aid

Important information for the 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 2024-2025 FAFSA/CADAA application launch date has been pushed back this year. The 24-25 applications will be available for students to complete beginning January 2024, this is due to major changes happening through the FAFSA simplification act. This will NOT affect the timeline of students receiving funds. Reach out in Spring 2024 if you need help with the applications!
  • 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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