Hawk Central

Welcome to Hawk Central!

Whether you are a prospective student or new student, currently enrolled, considering transferring or returning to Columbia Basin College--Hawk Central is here to help YOU!

We are prepared to help answer all your questions from Getting Started at CBC through graduation. We can assist you in exploring the many ways you can pay for your education: financial aid, student loans, payment plans and more. While we can't assist you with academic advising, we can help you with registration changes. Hawk Central also handles all in person payments including tuition and fees, tuition installment plan payments, transcript orders and more!

How to Contact Us

Hawk Central staff are available for drop-ins each day, with limited availability for pre-scheduled appointments. Stop by the H Building or send us an email to request an appointment.

To schedule an appointment, simply email%20Hawk%20Central with your name, student ID number, contact information, and preferred availability.

Please check-in at least 30 minutes prior to closing to meet with a Specialist to discuss financial aid or student loans.

Office Hours:
Monday through Wednesday: 7 am to 4:30 pm
Thursday: 9 am to 4:30 pm
Friday: 7 am to noon

Ask a Hawk Central Specialist

Don't live nearby? Have a quick question? Login with your student ID number and PIN to send us a message. We typically respond within one business day.

Ask a specialist!

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Meet our Hawk Central Team

Sylvia Hernandez

“I strive to create a welcoming and comfortable environment for students to achieve their goals.”

  Melissa McNeff

"As a first generation college graduate, I understand the struggles that can bring, as well as the triumph in completing a goal you set for yourself. It is my hope to use my years of higher education experiences to support all students in their pursuit of knowledge."

Michelle Tyler Headshot

"Navigating the logistics of acquiring further education can, at times, feel overwhelming. As a first generation college student, I am passionate about promoting awareness of resources and opportunities to others. Through intentional conversation and collaboration, I aim to help students find creative solutions to remove any barriers hindering their pursuit of education."

Elizabeth Ramirez Headshot

“I strive to create an environment where all students feel welcomed and ensure their voices are heard. I understand each student has their unique story and with my background in education, I aim to work collaboratively with students to meet their end goal. As a first-generation student, my goal is to help eliminate barriers students face while attending Columbia Basin College.”

Stacia Winchester Headshot

“While working here at Columbia Basin College and at Hawk Central specifically, my goal is to foster an environment where everyone feels welcome and accepted. I feel that it is important to ensure that students are feeling heard in order to help remove potential obstacles that students may be facing while on their college journey here at CBC.”

Angie Scherbarth Headshot

“I strive to create a safe and welcoming place for all students by being an active listener and understanding that all student’s needs are unique. My goal is to provide accurate and timely information about opportunities, policies, and procedures by collaborating with my colleagues to assist all students achieve their educational goals.”


  • Email:hawkcentral@columbiabasin.edu

  • Address:2600 N. 20th Ave., Pasco, WA 99301H Building

  • Office Hours:Monday: 7 am to 4:30 pmTuesday: 7 am to 4:30 pmWednesday: 7 am to 4:30 pmThursday: 9 am to 4:30 pmFriday: 7 am to noon

CBC H Building