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Can You Afford Columbia Southern University?

Concerned about paying for college? Take a look at Columbia Southern University’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 $13,323 and $17,809

Feeling a little stressed about paying $17,809 to attend Columbia Southern 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 Alabama students, 92.1% of freshmen receive some form of financial aid, with the average amount totaling $3,552. Students from low-income families receive an average of $4,486 in aid during their first year.

Cost (no aid)

Tuition and fees$5,775
+ Room and board$7,106
+ Other expenses$4,928
Total cost$17,809
Affordability Score (92 out of 100)
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Net Price (with average aid)

Total cost$17,809
- Grants and scholarships$3,552
Net price$14,257
Affordability Score (84 out of 100)
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Average Net Price for Low Income Undergraduates

Total cost$17,809
- Grants and scholarships$4,486
Net price$13,323
Affordability Score (81 out of 100)
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Learn more about tuition and fees, room, board and other expenses, and financial aid options at Columbia Southern University.

Projected Costs Between $61,422 and $107,702 For a Four Year Degree. Between $29,475 and $52,464 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 Columbia Southern University in 2020 - 2021 was $17,809. To calculate future costs, we looked at the prior five years of data and determined that this cost increased an average of 2.6% each year. If this trend continues, we expect the full cost for incoming freshmen to be $18,751 during their first year. By their senior year, that cost will be approximately $20,258 for a bachelor degree candidate ($19,240 for an associate degree candidate) for a total of $77,991 over the course of four years ($37,991 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 Southern 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*3.8%2.6%
Freshman year$14,441$15,370$18,751
Senior year$15,034$15,959$19,240
Total 2-year net price$29,475$31,329$37,991
10-year loan interest @ 6.8%$11,229$11,935$14,473
Total monthly payment$339$361$437
Total amount paid$40,704$43,264$52,464
Projected 4-Year Net CostsLow Income w/ Aidw/ Average AidNo Aid
Annual growth rate*3.8%2.6%
Freshman year$14,441$15,370$18,751
Senior year$16,295$17,205$20,258
Total 4-year net price$61,422$65,103$77,991
10-year loan interest @ 6.8%$23,400$24,802$29,712
Total monthly payment$707$749$898
Total amount paid$84,822$89,905$107,702

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

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