Columbia College expands grant to family of military students

Columbia College will now offer the Family Members Opportunity Grant, which is awarded to dependents of military members currently serving on active duty members of the Active Guard and Reserves (AGR) program and covers the cost of tuition for one undergraduate, in-seat course. The grant was previously only available to spouses of military members.

â??Providing a quality education to military learners is a hallmark of our institution,â?? said Mike Lederle, assistant dean for military and federal programs at Columbia College.

â??Based on the success of our Spouses Opportunity Grant, we decided to extend this grant to other military dependents as well, and we look forward to serving these individuals who play such an important role in our lives.â??

More than 25 percent of Columbia College students either are service members, veterans or their dependents.