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Financial Matters

Fees and Expenses
The costs for an undergraduate student at Columbus State University are presented, in detail, on the Financial Aid website . All students should prepare and keep a budget in order to learn to utilize their resources effectively while living within their means.

Application Procedures
In order to apply for all programs of financial aid at Columbus State, entering students will be required to file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Beginning Fall 2016, the FAFSA should become available from college financial aid offices by October 1 for all Fall 2017 applicants. Applicants must indicate Columbus State University (001561) in the appropriate section of the form.

As a transfer student please submit your FAFSA as soon as possible for processing.

Financial assistance is not automatically renewed from year to year. The amount of financial aid will be reviewed each year, and if necessary, will be adjusted up or down based on the submission of the FAFSA each year. Should unusual circumstances necessitate an immediate review, the facts should be brought to the attention of the Financial Aid staff. Necessary adjustments will be made where justified.

Veterans Benefits
Since 2012, Columbus State has been a Yellow Ribbon school. We welcome our veterans! For more information on using your benefits visit our Veterans Affairs department.

Scholarship Opportunities
CSU offers many sources of scholarships. Our financial aid page provides links to scholarship, fellowship, and grant opportunities across the University. Included are Honors and Servant Leadership, individual major scholarships, study abroad scholarships, general scholarships, and graduate scholarships.