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Can You Afford Columbia International University?

Concerned about paying for college? Take a look at CIU’s financial aid options, including grants, scholarships, and student loans, then calculate the net price based on your income level to determine if you can afford to attend this school.

2020 - 2021 Costs Between $18,381 and $37,910

Feeling a little stressed about paying $37,910 to attend Columbia International University each year? This number can be deceiving, and for many, the net price you pay will be less.

While there is no tuition reduction for South Carolina students, 100.0% of freshmen receive some form of financial aid, with the average amount totaling $17,797. Students from low-income families receive an average of $19,529 in aid during their first year.

Cost (no aid)

Tuition and fees$24,650
+ Room and board$8,950
+ Other expenses$4,310
Total cost$37,910
Affordability Score (35 out of 100)
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Net Price (with average aid)

Total cost$37,910
- Grants and scholarships$17,797
Net price$20,113
Affordability Score (63 out of 100)
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Average Net Price for Low Income Undergraduates

Total cost$37,910
- Grants and scholarships$19,529
Net price$18,381
Affordability Score (60 out of 100)
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Learn more about tuition and fees, room, board and other expenses, and financial aid options at CIU.

Projected Costs Between $71,665 and $224,648 For a Four Year Degree. Between $36,095 and $110,078 For a Two Year Degree.

Looking at the total projected cost of a college education over the course of two / four (or more) years can feel a little overwhelming. However, doing so will help better prepare you for the financial commitment you are making.

The overall cost for on-campus students to attend CIU in 2020 - 2021 was $37,910. To calculate future costs, we looked at the prior five years of data and determined that this cost increased an average of 2.0% each year. If this trend continues, we expect the full cost for incoming freshmen to be $39,457 during their first year. By their senior year, that cost will be approximately $41,897 for a bachelor degree candidate ($40,254 for an associate degree candidate) for a total of $162,675 over the course of four years ($79,711 over the course of two years). These numbers do not take into consideration financial aid, which reduces this overall cost by varying amounts per student.

Remember, the full costs quoted above are not what most students will pay, and the net price varies quite a bit based on individual circumstances.

Average Net Price at Columbia International University

Cost With Interest

The tables below outlines how the overall degree net cost can vary depending on your situation. This table also highlights the impact student loans can have on the overall cost of college.

Projected 2-Year Net CostsLow Income w/ Aidw/ Average AidNo Aid
Annual growth rate*-1.2%2.0%
Freshman year$18,114$19,613$39,457
Senior year$17,981$19,368$40,254
Total 2-year net price$36,095$38,981$79,711
10-year loan interest @ 6.8%$13,751$14,850$30,367
Total monthly payment$415$449$917
Total amount paid$49,846$53,832$110,078
Projected 4-Year Net CostsLow Income w/ Aidw/ Average AidNo Aid
Annual growth rate*-1.2%2.0%
Freshman year$18,114$19,613$39,457
Senior year$17,720$18,887$41,897
Total 4-year net price$71,665$76,994$162,675
10-year loan interest @ 6.8%$27,302$29,332$61,973
Total monthly payment$825$886$1,872
Total amount paid$98,967$106,327$224,648

Visit net price and financial aid to learn more about the total cost of attending Columbia International University.

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