Invest Today. Graduate Ready.

More than 97% of our graduates are employed or in graduate school within six months of graduating. Choose a college that will help you start ready. 

Affordable Private Education 

Get a personalized, private education that will take you places, by reaching out, asking questions, and applying for financial aid early. Many of our students are surprised to learn you can get a private education at—or below—public school prices. 

Have questions? Our admissions counselors are here to help you at every step.  

Important Date: Deadline for the FAFSA—June 30 (the year starting college)

Behind the Stat

Where reasonable tuition meets high-quality education.

Behind the Stat

You can get a personalized private education at public school prices.

Behind the Stat

Federal funding and scholarships can help make college affordable.

It Pays to Get Ahead

Wondering where to start? Applying for financial aid will help you estimate how much college will cost. Typically, applying early means you're eligible for more scholarships, grants, and aid.

Take the First Step

Before your financial aid can be processed with us, you'll have to apply for admissions. Creating an account to apply is easy. Plus you can always come back to finish your application.  

File Anytime After Oct 1

File the online Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to find out which federal financial aid, loans, and grants you're eligible for. You can file the FAFSA from Oct 1-June 30 (of the year starting school). Columbia College FAFSA CODE: 003430

Estimate All Your Costs

We send you a breakdown of your federal aid and scholarship funding as well as your cost of attendance (tuition, fees, housing, etc) so you can understand your out-of-pocket costs for college. 

Support from Admissions to Graduation

Going to college, let alone financing it, is intimidating for any student. I am so thankful that Columbia College has given me multiple scholarships and grants. They’ve helped me excel both academically and personally, giving me opportunities to take advantage of conferences as well as cultural events.

We're Here to Help

Feeling overwhelmed by the process? Trying to calculate the cost of college? Reach out to our admissions team—we'd love to help you.