On average, Hawk Central gets 38,000 student visits per year. That's a lot of questions!
Check out our frequently asked questions below. If you don't see what you're looking
for, stop by any time to ask or send us a message. We are here for YOU!
Send a message!
If you don't have or know your student ID and/or PIN, you can email%20us. We typically respond within one business day.
The application at CBC is FREE and applying is easy! Our apply page has all the answers
you're looking for.
Once your application has been processed, we will send you an acceptance email with
your student ID (SID) and information to complete the Getting Started Steps online.
For textbook information, you can visit the CBC Bookstore in person, in the H Building
on the Pasco campus or online.
Canvas is an online eLearning system used by most instructors. If you take an online
class or hybrid class, you will get some or all of your assignments through Canvas.
Our Lost Student ID/PIN Tool makes it simple to retrieve your student ID and/or PIN.
Lost SID/PIN Tool
Interested in student employment? We would love to help you make some money while
you help us with any one of a variety of student employment opportunities!
We love working at CBC and are excited you're interested in joining us! Check out
our current job opportunities today!
Student parking is free, as long as you are parking in the white lined parking spots.
Parking may seem limited. To ensure a spot, arrive early to find parking!
Carpooling is a great way to save money and help the environment. Visit our Campus
Security office to get an application today!
Check with Campus Security in the V Building to see if your missing item was found.
Yes! CBC students who have experienced financial hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic
are eligible to apply for emergency funding. Visit our CARES FAQ page to learn more
Financial Aid FAQ
We understand that financial aid can be confusing. It may, at times feel like you
are learning a foreign language. We are here to assist you with understanding what
types of financial aid are available, so that you have the opportunity to achieve
your educational goals regardless of your financial circumstances.
You will receive an email from CBC three to five days after submitting your application.
Check your Financial Aid Portal for updates and required documents. Any required documents
will be listed under "Information We Need from You."
Financial Aid Portal
Check your Financial Aid Portal! You will also receive an award letter via email to
the address you used on your FAFSA or WASFA application.
Financial Aid Portal
There are lots of ways this may impact your financial aid status. We recommend talking
to a Hawk Central specialist or calling the Financial Aid office at 509-547-0511 to discuss your individual situation.
Send us a message!
If you are awarded before the quarter starts, your funds will be released on the first
day of the quarter. The time it takes to receive your money will vary depending on
how you've setup your preferences with BankMobile. If you are awarded after the quarter has begun, you will receive your money within
five business days of being awarded.
BankMobile is our third-party partner who sends your excess financial aid disbursment
to you. You'll create an account with them when you are awarded financial aid at CBC,
and you decide how to receive your money. You can also view transactions and keep
your information current on the Bank Mobile website.
Financial Aid will only pay your tuition if your enrollment level matches your award.
Check your schedule to see how many credits you are registered for. Your financial
aid is awarded for full-time (12 to 18 credits) unless otherwise specificed.
Financial Aid Portal
A tax return transcript is the IRS record of a tax return you submitted. You can order
a tax return transcript online or via email.
CBC does not automatically include student loans in your award package. If you want
to be considered for student loans, you will need to submit a Federal Direct Loan
Every situation is unique! We recommend you talk to a Hawk Central specialist or call
the Financial Aid office at 509-547-0511 for more information. We can help you understand what your options
are for reinstatement.
Send us a message!
Work Study is a type of financial aid which is earned when students work part time
either on campus or with one of CBC's off-campus partners.
Once you've registered for classes, you'll want to make sure your classes are paid
for before the tuition due date. Wondering when tuition is due? Or how to pay your
tuition? Do we have a payment plan? Check out some of the frequently asked questions
about paying your tuition.
Tuition is always due before the start of the quarter. Find updated tuition due dates
on our Paying Tuition page.
Absolutely! Pay online with a credit card or eCheck with no service charge! Be sure to pay attention to the processing times.
We accept cash, check (personal, cashier's or money order), Visa or Mastercard.
Yes! We send emails to your CBC student email and text messages. Don't miss a message
- make sure your phone number is up to date in MyCBC.
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Yes, but there is a $25 processing fee. If you need to make a payment via phone, call
the Accounting Services department at 509-547-0511 ext. 2268.
If your tuition and fees are not paid before the tuition deadline, you could be dropped
from your classes for non-payment and have a drop fee of $20 added to your account.
Yes, we do! We understand not everyone can make a large one-time payment. STEPP makes
it simple by dividing your balance over three easy payments.
We will take care of that for you! If your financial aid has been awarded before the
tuition deadline, any available funds will go directly towards your tuition and fees.
Be sure to visit "My Schedule" on MyCBC to make sure your award is paying your tuition.
Just remember, if your financial aid does not cover all your tuition, you are responsible
to pay the remaining balance before the tuition deadline.
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This could happen for a few different reasons. Your award may not match the number
of credits you are enrolled in, or the Financial Aid office may be requesting additional
documents before you can be awarded. If your financial aid isn't covering your classes,
contact the Financial Aid office at 509-547-0511 or visit Hawk Central.
Send us a message!
Whether this is your first quarter, only quarter or last quarter at CBC, we are here
to help answer your registration questions. While we can't help you with academic
advising, we can help you understand your registration blocks and assist with registration
Your MyCBC account updates to show when you can register for the upcoming quarter.
Don't see a date? Visit or email Hawk Central.
New students, with no prior college credits, will attend Post-SOAR Advising (PSA).
A Completion Coach at PSA will help you select and register for classes. Schedule
your appointment online during your Getting Started Steps after completing SOAR.
Web Registration in MyCBC allows you to access your schedule. Enter the item number
of the class you would like to drop/withdraw. If you receive financial aid, it's important
to visit Hawk Central or contact the Financial Aid office at 509-547-0511, first,
to learn how withdrawing from a class could impact your academic progress.
Yes, if you are a current or returning student. You will just need instructor permission
for late enrollment. If the instructor allows you to join their class, ask them to
sign a registration form or request permission via email. Please be sure to include
class information such as course ID, class item number, class time, etc, within your
Visit Web Registration in MyCBC to learn more about your registration block. Still have questions? Visit
Hawk Cental or send us email.
CBC does not currently have wait lists. You might be able to get instructor permission
to add a class, even if it's full. If the instructor allows you to join their class,
ask them to sign a registration form or request permission via email. Please be sure
to include class information such as course ID, class item number, class time, etc,
within your email.
Whether you are feeling overwhelmed by your choices or just not sure what you need
to take to graduate, our Counseling and Advising department is here to help!
A transcript is a record for all the classes you've taken at an institution, and sometimes
another college or potential employer will ask you for a copy. Do you need a copy
of your CBC transcript? Are you a transfer student who needs to submit official transcripts
from another college to CBC? Whether you're transferring to or from CBC, or into the
workforce, we want to help you make a smooth transition.
Transcripts can be submitted by mail to:
Columbia Basin College
ATTN: Student Records (MS-H4)
2600 N 20th Ave
Pasco, WA 99301
Electronic copies sent directly from colleges or authorized online service providers
can be emailed to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
CBC requires transcripts from all previously attended colleges or universities for
degree seeking students. If you are looking to attend CBC for one quarter only, transcripts
are not required but may be needed for placement into courses with prerequisites.
In this scenario, an unofficial transcript may be used.
No. Once we have received transcripts from all the colleges and universities you have
attended and you are a recently accepted or a current student, your transcripts will
be put in queue for evaluation. If you are not a current student, you will need to
reactivate your account or apply. Once the evaluation is complete, you will receive
an email to your CBC email address and a hard copy will be mailed to your home address.
It really depends upon the volume of transcripts we are receiving at the time. It
can be as quick as a couple of weeks, but may take up to six weeks during high volume