How Much of Columbia College Chicago's Tuition Will the G.I. Bill® Cover?
How much will you pay to attend Columbia? Below you can review how much of your expenses at Columbia College Chicago the GI Bill® will cover.
Isn't G.I. Bill® Coverage All the Same?
Did you know that G.I. Bill® funding has a cap? Below you'll find out if the entire cost of attendance at Columbia College Chicago is covered. This data varies for each school so be sure to check out G.I. Bill® information for each school you're interested in!
Veterans Typically Attend Columbia College Chicago for no More Than $9,105
If you qualify for full benefits under the Post-9/11 GI Bill® we estimate that your yearly out of pocket cost to attend Columbia College Chicago should not be more than $9,105.
|Veteran Sticker Price||$48,212|
|Guaranteed Post-9/11 Benefits||$39,107|
|Total Out Of Pocket||$9,105|
Private College Tuition Not Covered by GI Bill® Benefits
Even if you qualify for full benefits, the tuition and fees charged by Columbia College Chicago will not be fully covered. Columbia College Chicago charges $27,756 a year for tuition and fees but your maximum Post-9/11 benefit is only $20,235. In order to make up the shortfall you will need some additional aid from the college and/or government.
|Veteran Tuition And Fees||$27,756|
|Guaranteed Post-9/11 Benefit*||$20,235|
|Total Out Of Pocket||$7,521|
|*Note: The tuition benefit is capped at the lessor of the actual tuition charged to you or $20,235.|
Yellow Ribbon Program
It appears as though Columbia College Chicago participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program, but we could not determine if there are restrictions of this participation. If you have tuition and fees charges that are not covered by your Post-9/11 benefits, you may be able to get additional assistance in the form of a Yellow Ribbon Award so check with the college.
Columbia College Chicago awarded a total of $97,389 in Yellow Ribbon benefits last year. This was split among 51 veterans for an average award of $1,910 ($3,819 after government matching).
Questions to Ask the Admissions Department
- Which programs and majors (if any) participate in the Yellow Ribbon Program and how do I apply?
Per Credit Fees and the Active Duty Tuition Assistance Cap
With a per credit charge for in-state students of $919, Columbia College Chicago falls above the tuition assistance cap of $250 for active duty personnel.
|Below Cap for State Residents?||$919 per credit|
|Below Cap for Non Residents (Out of State)?||$919 per credit|
Your Living Expenses May Not Be Fully Covered
After applying eight months of your assumed MHA against what Columbia College Chicago thinks your living expenses should be, we see a potential shortfall of $984. It is possible that your actual living expenses will be covered if you live more frugally than what the college expects.
|Off Campus Living Expenses||$18,856|
|Total Out Of Pocket||$984|
Your Books and Supplies are Not Fully Covered
Your book stipend of $1000 will not cover what Columbia College Chicago estimates your expenses to be ($1,600).
|Total Out Of Pocket||$600|
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