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1665 Hampshire Pike
Columbia, TN 38401
Columbia State Community College was established in 1966 as Tennessee’s first community college. With an enrollment of over 5,600 students, the college serves a nine-county area in southern Middle Tennessee with locations in Columbia, Franklin, Lawrenceburg, Lewisburg and Clifton. Columbia State has more than 70 areas of study offering both transfer and career entry degree and certificate programs.
The college has an open admissions policy and offers credit for work and life experiences through Prior Learning Assessment (PLA).
The Aspen Institute College Excellence Program recently named Columbia State Community College as one of the nation’s top 150 community colleges eligible to compete for the 2017 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence and $1 million dollars in prize funds.Overview | COSCC 1665 Hampshire Pike Columbia, TN 38401 Overview Columbia State Community College was established in 1966 as Tennessee’s first community college. With an enrollment of over
Tennessee Education Lottery Scholarship
Tennessee Education Lottery Scholarship (TELS)
The Tennessee Education Lottery Scholarship (TELS) Program is administered by the Tennessee Student Assistance Corp (TSAC).
- The Columbia State Financial Aid Office locally awards the TELS Program. You may contact our office if you have specific questions.
- Columbia State determines eligibility based on information received from TSAC in combination with information that is locally verified.
- Students cannot simultaneously receive more than two of the TELS Program Scholarships/Grants. In cases where the student is eligible for both the General Assembly Merit Scholarship (GAMS) and the Need-Based ASPIRE Scholarship, ASPIRE takes precedence.
- You may contact a TSAC TELS representative by calling 800.342.1663 or 615.741.1346.