Alumni Perks

What you gain from Columbia College doesn't stop with graduation. The CCAA offers many benefits, opportunities to get involved and resources to more than 86,000 alumni living worldwide. You automatically become a member upon graduation. There is no set-up fee or registration process! Discover the benefits you've earned and how you can stay connected to your alma mater.

You've earned it.

  • Alumni Magazine Subscription: Affinity magazine keeps alumni and friends up to date with main campus and nationwide news, alumni events and engaging profiles on faculty, staff and alumni who exemplify Cougar pride. Magazines are mailed twice a year, or you can read issues online
  • Alumni Lapel Pin: Designed in 2014, this navy and silver pin features the beautiful Rogers Gate. Alumni receive a commemorative lapel pin during Columbia College commencement ceremonies. If you did not walk in a graduation ceremony, you may request a free alumni lapel pin.
  • Alumni Merchandise: Get CC alumni clothing, accessories and gifts at low prices through the online Alumni Store. All purchases support CCAA programming. Contact the Office of Alumni Relations for assistance.
  • Alumni Window Cling: Display your Cougar pride on your car, home or office. Request a free alumni window cling.
  • Bookstore Discount: Alumni receive a 10-percent discount on regular-priced items at the Columbia College Bookstore (in-store only). Contact the bookstore at (800) 231-2391, ext. 7341, for additional information.
  • Columbia College License Plate: Whether you're a student, alumni or friend, a unique way to show your pride and support for Columbia College is through a personalized license plate for your vehicle (Missouri residents only). The license plates, renewable annually, are available through Columbia College and the Missouri Department of Revenue. To obtain your personalized plates with the college logo:
    1. Contribute a minimum of $25 (for a one-year plate) or $50 (for two years) to Columbia College. Please send requests/contributions to: Columbia College Records & Gifts Administration, 1001 Rogers St., Columbia, MO 65216; call (573) 875-7562; or visit St. Clair Hall, Room 16. Make a contribution online.
    2. Request an "Emblem Use Authorization Statement" from the college with your contribution.
    3. Present the "Emblem Use Authorization Statement" to the Department of Revenue at the time of registration
  • Cougar Athletics: Alumni are eligible to purchase a special, Alumni Passthat will provide alumni and a guest entry to all Cougar home games as well as use of the fitness center. Contact Drew Grzella, associate director of athletics, at (800) 231-2391, ext. 7419, or ajgrzella@ccis.edu for additional information.
  • CougarMail Account: Register for a permanent @cougars.ccis.edu email address and you’ll always have your Cougar email with you! Contact Technology Services at (800) 231-2391, ext. HELP, or cchelpdesk@ccis.edu for assistance.
  • CougarTrack Access: Use your CC login and password for continued access to the college's dashboard for students, alumni, faculty and staff. 
  • Library Privileges: Courtesy cards are available to alumni, which will allow for the checking out of Columbia College-owned physical books.  Alumni may also access the library's electronic resources during on-campus visits. Note, however, that due to licensing restrictions, alumni are unable to access the library's electronic resources from off campus. Contact the Stafford Library at (800) 231-2391, ext. 7381, or reference@ccis.edu for additional information.
  • Lifelong Learning Grant: Awarded to students who have completed the highest Columbia College undergraduate degree available at the time of graduation. For graduates of Christian Female College, this would be the associate degree and for graduates of Columbia College it is the bachelor's degree. Eligible students may enroll in one course, free of charge, if five years have elapsed since receiving their degree, they owe no fees, and they are not in default on federal loans. Students may enroll for credit or as auditors in courses being offered during the regularly scheduled semesters or sessions, provided space is available and course prerequisites are met. Students are required to pay lab fees and for textbooks associated with the courses. Students are permitted to enroll in one free course in each subsequent five-year period but may not accumulate free courses. The CCAA Lifelong Learning Grant cannot be used for graduate-level courses or any online courses. For more information, contact the Enrollment Service Center at esc@ccis.edu or (800) 231-2391, ext. 7252.
  • Member Rewards Program: The CCAA has partnered with businesses to bring you exclusive member discounts. Click here to browse a variety of attractively priced products for you to use and share with your family.
  • Scholarships: Children and grandchildren of alumni are eligible to apply for a $1,000 Alumni Legacy Scholarship. Contact the Financial Aid office at (800) 231-2391, ext. 7390, or financialaid@ccis.edu for additional information
  • Transcripts: Obtain an official copy of your Columbia College transcript or have one forwarded to another institution. Request a transcript online or email transcripts@ccis.edu for additional information.