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The Ombudsman Contact

April Longley, Director of Institutional Compliance, is the Ombudsman contact for Columbia College. The Ombudsman will coordinate investigations with appropriate parties related to college matters such as academic or non-academic, employment, facilities, financial aid, etc. For such matters, please email or call (573) 875-7792.


The presentation of this information complies with the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008, which requires colleges and universities to publicly disclose various aspects of their policies and procedures.

Upon written request

Any information found herein will be made available in paper form, upon written request, by emailing  or sending a letter to Consumer Information Request, Institutional Compliance, Columbia College, 1001 Rogers Street, STC 09 Columbia, MO 65216.

Student Consumer Information

Each year Columbia College disseminates to all enrolled and perspective students consumer information, including the contact information for the department that can respond to questions in their specific areas.

Financial Aid (573) 875-7252

Academic Affairs (573) 875-7500

Campus Safety (573) 875-7315

Enrollment Service Center (573) 875-7252

All students processing financial aid forms must read, understand, and comply with the requirements outlined below.

General Institutional Information

Academic assessment


Articulation agreements

Book lists

Book voucher information

Bookstore information

Campus buildings

Career and job placement services

Consumer complaint process

Course catalogs

Degrees and programs

Education and nursing pass rates

Facilities and services for students with disabilities


Click on the links below to view Columbia College faculty.

Family educational rights and privacy act (FERPA)

General reports

Graduation and retention rates

Instructional facilities

State authorization

Student achievement measure

Student activities

Student-athlete graduation rates

Student outcome measures

Student diversity

Teacher preparation program report

Transfer of credit

Student Support Services

Academic integrity policy

Add or drop a course

Annual security and fire safety report

College scorecard

Constitution day

Columbia College celebrates Constitution Day each year. This day commemorates the formation and signing of the U.S. Constitution on September 17, 1787, “recognizing all who, are born in the U.S. or by naturalization, have become citizens." Educational institutions receiving federal funds are required by law to hold an educational program on the U.S. Constitution for Constitution Day.

Copyright infringement policy

Drug and alcohol policy

Equity in athletics disclosure act

General student grievance policy

Important dates & refund information

Peer-to-peer file sharing policy

Safeguarding student information

As required by the Gramm-Leach-Bliley (GLB) Act issued by the Federal Trade Commission, Columbia College has safeguards in place designed to ensure the security and confidentiality of student information, protect against unauthorized access to or use of such information that could result in substantial harm or inconvenience to any student.

Satisfactory academic progress policy

Statement of nondiscrimination

Student code of conduct policy

Student policy library

Students rights and responsibilities policy

Substance abuse prevention and counseling services

Textbook policy

Tuition refund policy


Voter registration

Withdrawal policy

Student Financial Assistance

Avoid scams during your scholarship search

College navigator

Cost of attendance

Drug violation information

Federal aid programs

Federal program eligibility requirements

Financial aid call center contact information

Financial aid disbursement policy

Financial aid shopping sheet

Fixed rate tuition

How to apply for financial aid

Loan debt management

Loan entrance counseling information

Loan exit counseling information

Loan repayment

Loan tracking and viewing federal loans

Net price calculator

Private loans

Private loans and loan lender relationship code of conduct

Return of federal financial aid

Rights and responsibilities of borrowing

Satisfactory academic progress

Scholarship finder for institutional aid

State financial aid

Study abroad

Terms and conditions of financial aid eligibility

Tuition and fees


Work study employment


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