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Columbus State Tuition & Cost

Columbus, Georgia

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How much does it cost to attend?

In State Georgia Resident Sticker Price
In State Costs for Columbus State University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,460
Other Fees$1,870
Room and Board $12,080
Other Expenses Budget$3,400
Out of State Resident Sticker Price
Out of State Costs for Columbus State University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,460
Other Fees$1,870
Room and Board $12,080
Other Expenses Budget$3,400

Residents of Georgia pay an annual total price of $23,181 to attend Columbus State University on a full time basis. This fee is comprised of $4,371 for tuition, $12,080 room and board, $1,460 for books and supplies and $1,870 for other fees.

Out of state residents are charged a total cost of $34,235 which is 47.7% higher than Georgia residents. The tuition charge is $15,425 while room and board is $12,080, books and supplies are $1,460 and other fees come in at $1,870.

All price data is sourced from the 2021/2022 U.S. Department of Education National Center for Education Statistics survey.

Net Price

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

Average Net Price 2019/2020
Net Price by Income Columbus State University
Family Income Net Price Paid
$0 to $30,000$10,477
$30,001 to $48,000$10,922
$48,001 to $75,000$14,046
$75,001 to $110,000$15,162

The average reported annual net price for Columbus State University for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $11,855 in 2019/2020. Net price includes tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and average cost for room and board and other expenses

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Financial Aid

97% of full-time undergrad Columbus State University received financial aid in the form of grants, scholarships, fellowships from the institution or from Federal, State or local government agencies. This aid averaged $8,510 per student during the 2019/2020 school year. Grant and scholarship aid does not need to be paid back. 57% of students received Federal Student Loans averaging $5,415 and 9% of undergrads took out private student loans averaging $7,329.

Finanical Aid Columbus State University
Type Avg./Student Students Receiving
Total Grant and Scholarship Aid $8,510 97%
Institutional Grants and Scholarships $7,041 23%
Pell Grants $5,168 52%
Other Federal Grants $1,528 47%
State and Local Grants $5,020 62%
Federal Student Loans $5,415 57%
Other Student Loans $7,329 9%

Student Loans

To gauge a more realistic picture of what it may really cost you out of pocket to go to Columbus State University, we've modeled a ten year student loan with an original principal value of $35,044. The loan balance of $35,044 is a four year multiple of the $8,761 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 $334 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 2.75%.

Example Loan $35,044
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 2.75%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $334.36
Total Interest Paid $5,079.01
Sum of All Loan Payments $40,123.01

Projected 4 Year Degree Price

4 Year Sticker Price
Year Georgia Residents Non Residents
1 $23,181 $34,235
2 $23,392 $34,546
3 $23,604 $34,860
4 $23,819 $35,177

Based on published tuition prices, we estimate the current cost of a 4 year bachelor's degree and living expenses at Columbus State University to be $92,724 - assuming graduation in normal time. The estimation assumes a 0.9% annual increase over the next 4 years which has been the recent trend for this school.

Credit Hour Cost and Price per Class

Credit Hour and Class Costs at Columbus State University
Price Per Credit 3 Credit Class 4 Credit Class
Georgia Residents $182 $546 $728
Out of State Residents $643 $1,929 $2,572

Estimated cost for a class at Columbus State 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 Columbus State University versus other colleges.

Tuition Payment Plans Available

Columbus State University Payment Plans
Tuition Payment Plan No
Prepaid Tuition Plan No
Alternative Tuition Plan No
Guaranteed Tuition Plan No
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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=139366 IPEDS survey data for Columbus State University.