Higher Education Act

An Act to strengthen the educational resources of our colleges and universities and to provide financial assistance for students in post-secondary and higher education.


College Costs
Textbook Cost Containment

Transfer-of-Credit Policy / Articulation Agreements


  • Policy on HEA Funds
  • Byrd Amendment note
Peer-to-Peer File Sharing

Service members and Veterans


Emergency Plans and Alerts

Campus Disciplinary Proceedings

Drugs and Alcohol

Campus Security Report

  • Mutual Aid Agreements


Student Loan "Sunshine" Provisions

  • Columbia State currently uses Direct Lending and does not use any private lenders.
Cohort Default Rates

  • Currently the 2 year rate default rate is 13.5%. However, the new calculation for 3 years will yield a default rate of approximately 26%.
Private Education Loans

  • Columbia State does not do any Private Education Loans.
Perkins Loan Program

  • Columbia State does not have any new capital contributions for 2010-11 or 2011-12.
  • Transfer of Funds Among Campus-Based Programs (SEOG, Perkins, FWS).
  • Funds were transferred in 2010-11 from SEOG to FWS.
Federal Work Study Program

Grants for Access and Persistence (GAP)

Federal Direct Student Loan Request Form and Information


Consumer Information

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