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Step 1: Apply For Admission, 
Financial Aid, Scholarships,
Benefits & Additional Services

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Apply for Admission

This application is for all student types, including Recent High School Grads, Adult Learners and Transfer Students. Also, find important dates on the Academic calendar and the Application Deadline Dates.

Apply to Columbus State

For special instructions for International Students, Permanent Residents, College Credit Plus, Transient, etc., click here.

Check Your Progress

While you’re waiting for your application to be processed, check your email for communications about next steps, further required documentation and other important information.


Aid, Benefits & Assistance

Apply for Financial Aid

Financial Aid includes a number of grant and loan programs to help you pay for college. The first step to receiving financial aid is to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Complete the FAFSA at and indicate Columbus State as your choice for college to ensure that your financial aid information is processed and that you receive your funds before fees are due.

For more info, visit Columbus State's Financial Aid page or

Apply for Scholarships

Once you complete the FAFSA, you may qualify for different types of aid, including grants, loans, and some scholarships. However, many scholarships have their own application process.

Visit Columbus State's Scholarship Page for details. (Deadlines change, so keep checking back!)

Apply for Veterans Benefits, If Applicable

For information and forms regarding Veteran student benefits, click here.
For information regarding scholarships for veterans, click here.

Register with Disability Services, If Needed

For more information on all the services available, click here.

Once you have been accepted to Columbus State, proceed to Step 2