What to Know About Tuition & Fees
Plan financially for your college degree. Compare Columbia's tuition charges to other American colleges. Check for price developments and increases to see if you have to allocate more funds for the next 4-6 years of tuition.
Fees & Tuition Contrast
The following table outlines how Columbia measures up to other schools nationally, regionally and by state.
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How Much Will Tuition & Fees Be for Columbia?
In the 2017 - 2018 academic year, regular students at Columbia were charged $26,474, before adjustments for financial need. Of this amount, the expense of tuition totaled $25,580. The other $894 represents additional fees. Find out more about the net price.
Unlike public colleges, Columbia does not provide a tuition discount to students who live in state.
Columbia College Chicago fees and tuition is the sum quoted to students for one academic year, not including room and board. Yet, a lot of students end up having to pay less than full tuition after receiving financial aid and other discounts.
Look at the following table to see 2017 - 2018 school year costs.
Visit the Cost Per Credit Hour page for more information.
Are Tuition and Fees Going Up or Down?
There has been a rise of 4.1% in Columbia College Chicago fees and tuition for out-of-state students in the past 5 years. Tuition expanded by 4.0% and fees expanded by 6.7%. This year, students should anticipate paying $27,551 based on current projections.
Due to price increases, the full cost of a four-year Columbia degree will be $117,118, and the full cost of a two-year degree would be $56,224, not including additional costs for books, transportation, and room and board.
Look at what upcoming tuition and fees will be for Columbia students in the following chart.
At many schools you will end up paying more for your last year of college than you will in your first. This is because of annual price increases. It pays to keep yourself updated!
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