What is the Columbus Promise?

The Columbus Promise is a pilot program brought to you by the City of Columbus, Columbus City Schools, I Know I Can, and Columbus State Community College to boost college-going, student success, and prepare for the growing job market in Columbus, Ohio. We believe that without the worry of paying for tuition, and with your own dedicated advisor to help you access academic advising, career counseling, social and wellness opportunities, and essential support services, you can thrive in college and succeed in a well-paying, in-demand career of your choice.

The Columbus Promise Scholarship covers tuition and fees to Columbus State Community College after the Pell grant (if eligible) and any tuition-restricted scholarship(s).  An additional $500 per semester for educational expenses, up to six semesters, is also included. Additionally, Columbus Promise Scholars receive exclusive advising and support to develop skills, behaviors, and habits that contribute to success in and beyond college.

To qualify, Class of 2024 Students must complete the Path to Success:

Renewing the Columbus Promise Scholarship

The Columbus Promise Scholarship is renewable for up to six semesters. To maintain eligibility, Columbus Promise Scholars must:

  • Enroll in a minimum of six (6) credit hours that apply toward a Federal Aid-eligible degree or certificate.
  • Maintain continuous enrollment in Autumn and Spring semesters (summer enrollment is optional).
  • Continue to meet the standards of Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) each semester.
  • And, complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and any additional documents required by the financial aid process each academic year.

Find out more about Columbus State Community College and The Columbus Promise  https://www.cscc.edu/go/columbus-promise

The Columbus Promise Partners