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Columbia International University G.I. Bill® Tuition Assistance

How Much of Columbia International University's Tuition Will the G.I. Bill® Cover?

How much will you pay to attend CIU? Below you can review how much of your expenses at Columbia International University 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 International University 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 International University for no More Than $3,525

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 International University should not be more than $3,525.

Veteran Sticker Price$37,760
Guaranteed Post-9/11 Benefits$34,235
Total Out Of Pocket$3,525

Private College Tuition Not Covered by GI Bill® Benefits

Even if you qualify for full benefits, the tuition and fees charged by Columbia International University will not be fully covered. Columbia International University charges $24,650 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$24,650
Guaranteed Post-9/11 Benefit*$20,235
Total Out Of Pocket$4,415
*Note: The tuition benefit is capped at the lessor of the actual tuition charged to you or $20,235.
Remember, some forms of aid such as Pell Grants are awarded in addition to your Post-9/11 GI Bill® benefits so be sure to fill out your FASA forms.

Yellow Ribbon Program Participant With No Limitations

Columbia International University participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program and does not place limitations on the awards it grants. You must still apply for and be accepted so contact the college. 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 that should result in no out of pocket costs related to tuition and fees.

Remember, only veterans who qualify for full Post-9/11 benefits are eligible to participate in a Yellow Ribbon program.

Columbia International University awarded a total of $3,149 in Yellow Ribbon benefits last year. This was split among 3 veterans for an average award of $1,050 ($2,099 after government matching).

Questions to Ask the Admissions Department

Per Credit Fees and the Active Duty Tuition Assistance Cap

With a per credit charge for in-state students of $980, Columbia International University falls above the tuition assistance cap of $250 for active duty personnel.

Below Cap for State Residents?$980 per creditis not below tuition assistance cap
Below Cap for Non Residents (Out of State)?$980 per creditis not below tuition assistance cap

Your Living Expenses Likely Covered

After applying eight months of your assumed MHA against what Columbia International University thinks your living expenses should be, we see a potential credit in your favor of $490. It is possible that your living expenses will be more than covered!

Off Campus Living Expenses$12,510
Post-9/11 Benefit$13,000
Total In Your Pocket$490
A MHA of $1,625 is likely the largest benefit paid directly to you.

Your Books and Supplies are Likely Covered

Your book stipend of $1000 more than covers what Columbia International University estimates your expenses to be ($600).

Supplies Expenses$600
Post-9/11 Benefit$1,000
Total In Your Pocket$400
Not Happy With This College? Is Columbia International University not living up to its commitments? File a complaint with the VA.
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