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Columbia Southern University Tuition & Cost


How much does it cost to attend?

Sticker Price
$15,935
Costs for Columbia Southern University
Fee Cost
Tuition$5,280
Books and Supplies$728
Other Fees$135
Estimated Off Campus Cost of Living $6,327
Other Expenses Budget$3,465

Annual Prices

The annual list price to attend Columbia Southern University on a full time basis for 2017/2018 is $15,935 for all students regardless of their residency. This fee is comprised of $5,280 for tuition, $6,327 room and board, $728 for books and supplies and $135 for other fees. Out of state tuition for Columbia Southern University is $5,280, the same as Alabama residents.


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Net Price

Net price is indicative of what it actually costs to attend Columbia Southern University when typical grants and scholarships are considered. The net price varies by family income and financial need.

Average Net Price 2017/2018
$11,061
Net Price by Income Columbia Southern University
Family Income Net Price Paid
$0 to $30,000$10,425
$30,001 to $48,000$10,563
$48,001 to $75,000$11,075
$75,001 to $110,000$12,575
$110,000+$13,835

The average reported annual net price for Columbia Southern University for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $11,061 in 2017/2018. Net price includes tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and average cost for room and board and other expenses

Financial Aid

Finanical Aid Columbia Southern University
Type Avg./Student Students Receiving
Annual Total Grant Aid $3,265 82%
Pell Grant $4,180 58%
Federal Student Loan $5,936 60%

The average reported annual net price for Columbia Southern University for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $11,061 in 2017/2018.

Student Loans

To gauge a more realistic picture of what it may really cost you out of pocket to go to Columbia Southern University, we've modeled a ten year student loan with an original principal value of $31,352. The loan balance of $31,352 is a four year multiple of the $7,838 average net price. This is a estimate of what you could owe upon graduation if you were to qualify for average financial aid and what a degree really may cost. Should you not qualify for financial aid, you may owe significantly more when you graduate. Based on these assumptions, a monthly repayment of $327 could be required to satisfy your student loan.

Please note that financial aid is not guaranteed and is only available for qualifying students. Federal Student Loans are not grants and must be repaid with interest. The current Stafford loan interest rate is 4.7%.

Example Loan $31,352
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 4.7%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $327.35
Total Interest Paid $7,930.08
Sum of All Loan Payments $39,282.08

Projected 4 Year Degree Price

4 Year Sticker Price
$63,740
Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4
All Residents $15,935 $16,254 $16,579 $16,910

Based on published tuition prices, we estimate the current cost of a 4 year bachelor's degree and living expenses at Columbia Southern University to be $63,740 - assuming graduation in normal time. The estimation assumes a 2% annual increase over the next 4 years which has been the recent trend for this school.

Cost Credit Hour and Price per Class

Credit Hour and Class Costs at Columbia Southern University
Price Per Credit 3 Credit Class 4 Credit Class
All Residents $220 $660 $880

Estimated cost for a class at Columbia Southern University based on published credit hour prices. Note that not all schools allow single class enrollment. These prices should be used for comparison purposes as to how much it may cost to take a class at Columbia Southern University versus other colleges.

Tuition Payment Plans Available

Columbia Southern University Payment Plans
Tuition Payment Plan Yes
Prepaid Tuition Plan No
Alternative Tuition Plan Yes
Guaranteed Tuition Plan No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=450933 IPEDS survey data for Columbia Southern University.