You’re automatically considered for Columbia College Chicago scholarships when you're admitted to the college.
We offer renewable scholarships that take into consideration academic achievements, artistic talent and financial need. Take the following steps to be considered for all Columbia scholarships:
- Academic Achievement and Financial Need Scholarships: Submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) with Columbia’s school code (001665).
- Artistic Talent Scholarships: Submit a digital portfolio or audition that demonstrates your best creative work. The submission deadline for portfolios and auditions is April 15.
Priority consideration for scholarships is given to admitted students who complete their FAFSA and submit a digital portfolio or audition before April 15. We award scholarships for as long as funds are available, and you will be notified of your total financial aid package, including Columbia scholarships, on your Financial Aid Award Letter.
External scholarships can come from anywhere—a source in your community, a parent’s employer, a professional organization or even your high school.
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If you’re an admitted or continuing student who has received a scholarship from Columbia, secure your funds and view scholarship terms.