Help your student transition to college at Columbia College

Parents, guardians and other family members play a critical role in a student's education at Columbia College.

We're here to partner with you to make sure your child succeeds at Columbia College.

 
 
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    High school checklist

    You can help your student prepare for college during his or her high school years.

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    Your student's first year

    We have resources and events designed to transition your student to college.

    See how you can help
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    Information for students with disabilities

    Our Student Accessibility Resource Office can help students with disabilities.

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    Student record policies

    We maintain the integrity of academic records and policies.

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Paying for college


  • Look beyond the sticker

    The published tuition price is typically not the final amount a student pays. In many cases, scholarships and aid offset the cost.

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  • Help your student file for federal aid

    Filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid is the first step toward receiving financial aid. Use Columbia College code 002456.

    See how you can help
  • Complete important forms

    Worksheets and forms can hep you manage your student's federal aid.

    View parent forms
  • Consider Work-Study

    Your student may be able to apply wages from a Work-Study job to the cost of education.

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