Document Submission

How to Submit Documents

Columbia College Chicago offers several ways to submit documents requested for financial aid processing, including from your MyColumbia portal. See information below.

Please be advised: before you submit

  • Please place your name and MyColumbia ID number on all documents.
  • Be sure to sign and date all necessary documentation and/or forms.
  • Failure to properly complete forms will result in a processing delay.
  • After submission, please allow up to 72 hours for your documentation to be received and your MyColumbia portal to be updated.

If documents are not clear or incomplete, or if it is determined that additional documentation is needed, you will be notified by our office with an email to your student email account. Please adhere to the document deadlines as stated on all correspondence.

  • Complete online forms and attached additional documents
    Some forms may be completed electronically with an electronic signature. To access the form, go to the the MyFinancials tab in your MyColumbia portal.
  • Scan and upload imaged documents via Electronic Document Submission

    To use the Electronic Document Submission form, all documents must be printed, signed, and scanned into an acceptable format prior to submission. 

    Do not use the Electronic Document Submission form for documentation needed by other offices at Columbia, such as immunization records or recommendation letters for Admissions. 

    If you need assistance or have questions, please contact Columbia Central directly.

  • Fax
    You can fax your forms to Columbia Central at 312-369-8436.
  • Mail

    You can mail forms to:

    Columbia College Chicago
    Columbia Central
    600 S. Michigan Ave.
    Chicago, IL 60605

    If you submit your forms via mail, please allow 7-10 days for them to be received and updated in your MyColumbia portal.

Priority Deadlines

The following deadlines are Columbia Central priority deadlines. If you submit documents after these deadlines, you risk increased processing time and/or cancellation of your existing aid.

Fall: June 1 (prior to semester start)
Spring: December 1 (prior to semester start)
Summer: May 1 (prior to term start)

Academic Dates and Deadlines