Congratulations, You’re a Koala!

We’re thrilled to welcome you to Columbia College this Fall! We hope you are just as excited as we are. 

We understand that the current circumstances surrounding COVID-19 may have had a major impact on your current academic year but we are doing our very best to ensure your transition to CC this Fall is memorable. See you soon, Koalas!

You have an exciting adventure ahead. Let’s get started! 
Below we’ve provided the next steps you’ll take before embarking on your journey to Columbia College. 



Open House & Updates about Spring Visits

Haven’t attended an open house? Get to know more about CC through one of our virtual open houses. 

In response to COVID-19, all of our Spring in-person visits and open houses have been cancelled. We understand that these circumstances can be very disappointing. We’re disappointed too. Please check your email frequently and check back here for any updates. 

Pay Your Deposit

Save your seat! First-year students must submit their $50 enrollment deposit in order to secure their place for Fall 2020. 

Submit Your Deposit

Financial Aid

Columbia College’s school code: 003430.

We understand the funding your education requires a significant financial commitment from you and your family. We know applying for financial aid can be confusing and frustrating, but we want you to know we are here to help.

The Office of Financial Aid assists prospective and accepted students with identifying and securing financial aid. Initially, students complete the FAFSA Application located at and include Columbia College’s school code: 003430.

In addition to the FAFSA Application, student must complete the Direct Loan Entrance Counseling and the Direct Loan Promissory Note at Parents of dependent students may also complete a PLUS Loan Application. The PLUS Loan is an optional loan based upon parent’s creditworthiness. Student’s eligible for the Life, Hope or Palmetto Fellows must complete the State Affidavit.

Columbia College offers a variety of scholarships, visit the Columbia College website at to determine eligibility.

Occasionally students will be required to submit additional forms to complete the financial aid determination. The Office of Financial Aid will contact students with requests for additional documents.

Columbia College financial aid documents are located at

Students who need to submit additional documents to the Office of Financial Aid may do so by one of the following methods.

  • Upload to student’s Koala Connection Account
  • Fax to the Office of Financial Aid at 803-786-3560
  • Deliver/mail to the Office of Financial Aid located in Room 309, Allison Administration Building.

For questions or guidance, students may contact the Office of Financial Aid at 803-786-3612.

Useful Contacts

Admissions:  800.277.1301 | 

Financial Aid: 803-786-3612 |


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