How Much Will it Cost to Live at Columbia College Chicago?
There are additional costs associated with college besides tuition. Find out below just how much you'll be paying to attend Columbia.
Rooms, Meals and College Necessities: Here's What It's Going to Cost
Columbia College Chicago charges students for housing and dining together as a bundle. The cost of living on campus for any typical student was $13,630 in 2018 - 2019.
The following table outlines expected prices at Columbia College Chicago for both living on campus or off campus and other expenses.
|Expense||On Campus||Off Campus|
|Room and Board||$13,630||$13,630|
|Other Living Expenses||$2,003||$2,003|
|Books and Supplies||$1,600||$1,600|
Will You Spend Four Years in the Dorms? Forecasted Cost is $68,619
Room and board at Columbia have changed an average of 1.9% for each of the past five years. If existing trends in housing and meal expenses go on, we expect current incoming freshmen to spend $17,188 for their first year of college. In their final year a student would pay somewhere around $17,166 for an associate degree, and $17,144 for a bachelor degree.
Over the entire degree (assuming you graduate on-time) the total will come to $68,619 for a four-year stay or $34,354 for a two-year stay.
Answers to Questions About Living on Campus at Columbia
|Are Freshmen Required to Live On Campus?||No|
|On-Campus Housing Capacity||2,400|
|Max Number of Meal-Plan Meals Per Week||N/A|
Room, Board & Campus Costs are Expensive
With room, board, books, supplies and other expenses for on-campus students totaling $17,233, Columbia College Chicago is well above the national average of $14,208.