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Columbus Technical College Tuition & Cost

Columbus, Georgia

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In State Georgia Resident Sticker Price

$16,982
In State Costs for Columbus Technical College
Fee Cost
Tuition$2,400
Other Fees$642
Books and Supplies$1,465
Estimated Off Campus Cost of Living $9,190
Other Expenses Budget$3,285

Out of State Resident Sticker Price

$19,382
Out of State Costs for Columbus Technical College
Fee Cost
Tuition$4,800
Other Fees$642
Books and Supplies$1,465
Estimated Off Campus Cost of Living $9,190
Other Expenses Budget$3,285

In-State Tuition

In-state tuition at Columbus Technical College for undergraduate students residing in Georgia is $2,400. Students will also need to budget for books and supplies, which typically amount to $1,465 annually. Other administrative or academic fees are $642 for the year. Additionally, students should plan an estimated $3,285 for other miscellaneous expenses throughout the year. In sum, residents attending Columbus Technical College full time should expect a total annual cost of $16,982.

Out-of-State Tuition

Undergraduate tuition at Columbus Technical College is $4,800 for out-of-state students. Additionally, out-of-state students are charged $1,465 for textbooks and educational resources, plus fees of $642. Students are advised to budget $3,285 for other expenses. When these costs are combined, annual out-of-state charges total $19,382. This figure is 14.1% higher than what Georgia residents pay.

Housing Costs

Columbus Technical College doesn't offer on campus housing. If you're not living with family you will need to budget for food and housing in the Columbus area just like you would for a college with dorms. The estimated rent and meal expense per academic year for off campus housing is $9,190.

Books and Supplies

The estimated annual cost for books and educational supplies is $1,465.

Other Living Expenses

Off-campus students should budget for $3,285 in other miscellaneous living expenses.

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

The average reported annual net price for Columbus Technical College for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $2,698* in 2019/2020. Net price includes tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and average cost for room and board and other expenses.

Average Net Price 2019/2020

$2,698

Below is the average net price by student family income.

Net Price by Income Columbus Technical College
Family Income Net Price Paid
$0 to $30,000$1,830
$30,001 to $48,000$2,416
$48,001 to $75,000$5,766
$75,001 to $110,000n/a
$110,000+$9,158

The net price provides a more realistic estimate of the true cost of attending Columbus Technical College, once common grants and scholarships have been taken into account. It's important to note that your net price will fluctuate based on factors such as family income, assets and individual financial need. Net price is the out-of-pocket total cost that students end up paying or financing though student loans.

*Reported Average Annual Net Price for students receiving grant or scholarship aid reported to the U.S. Department of Education's Academic Year 2019/2020 IPEDS Survey. Financial aid is only available to those who qualify. Consult this school's net price calculator for further understanding of your potential net price.

Note that for colleges with no reported on-campus room and board, the average net price has been increased to account for living expenses. This number may not only reflect the net price paid to the school for tuition.

Financial Aid

89% of full-time undergrad Columbus Technical College received financial aid in the form of grants, scholarships, fellowships from the institution or from Federal, State or local government agencies. This aid averaged $9,121 per student during the 2019/2020 school year. Grant and scholarship aid does not need to be paid back.

Pell Grants

78 percent of students received aid in the form of Pell Grants from the U.S. Federal Government. The average Pell Grant awarded for 2019/2020 was $7,870. To apply for a Pell Grant to attend Columbus Technical College, the first step is to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Student Loans

0% of students received Federal Student Loans averaging $0 and 3% of undergrads took out private student loans averaging $5,061.

Finanical Aid Columbus Technical College
Type Avg./Student Students Receiving
Total Grant and Scholarship Aid $9,121 89%
Institutional Grants and Scholarships $1,575 1%
Pell Grants $7,870 78%
Other Federal Grants $738 63%
State and Local Grants $2,619 57%
Federal Student Loans $0 0%
Other Student Loans $5,061 3%

Financial Aid Mix - $16,982 In-State Total Cost

CollegeSimply has modeled example payment coverage for the annual in-state tuition and living expenses of $16,982. Breakdown is based on average grant aid and federal loan aid which will vary based on your family income.

67%
0%
33%

Grants and Scholarships

67% - $9,121

Money granted to you by the U.S. Department of Education, Columbus Technical College or other organizations. These are not loans and do not need to be repaid.

Federal Student Loans

0% - $0

Low interest student loans funded by the U.S. Department of Education. This amount will need to be repaid.

Out of Pocket Cost

33% -  $4,576

Covered by family savings, work or private student loans which you will have to repay.

Student Loans

To gauge a more realistic picture of what it really could cost you out of pocket to go to Columbus Technical College, we've modeled a ten year student loan with an original principal value of $5,396. The loan balance of $5,396 is a two year multiple of the $2,698 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 $59 could be required to pay off your student loan. The total of all payments including interest would sum $7,027.29.

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 5.5%.

Example Loan $5,396
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 5.5%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $58.56
Total Interest Paid $1,631.29
Sum of All Loan Payments $7,027.29

Student Loan Affordability

In order to afford student loan payments and still meet all your other costs of living, it is recommended not to borrow more than you can pay back using 10% of your monthly income earned after graduation. If you're considering attending Columbus Technical College, should consider if it will be realistic to make the post graduation loan payments based on your expected salary.

Using the 10% of salary threshold, an annual income of $7,027.29 would be needed to afford a $58.56 monthly payment in the example $5,396.00 loan modeled above. This assumes a repayment over 10 years. You can change the terms of this example loan using the student loan calculator below. View statistics about Columbus Technical College student loan debt and graduate salaries under student outcomes.

Projected 2 Year Degree Price

2 Year Sticker Price

$33,964
Year Georgia Residents Non Residents
1 $16,982 $19,382
2 $17,402 $19,861

Based on published tuition prices, we estimate the current cost of a 2 year associate degree and living expenses at Columbus Technical College to be $33,964 - assuming graduation in normal time. The estimation assumes a 2.5% annual increase over the next 2 years which has been the recent trend for this school.

Credit Hour Cost and Price per Class

Credit Hour and Class Costs at Columbus Technical College
Price Per Credit 3 Credit Class 4 Credit Class
Georgia Residents $100 $300 $400
Out of State Residents $200 $600 $800

Estimated cost for a class at Columbus Technical College 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 Technical College versus other colleges.

Tuition Payment Plans Available

Columbus Technical College Payment Plans
Tuition Payment Plan No
Prepaid Tuition Plan No
Alternative Tuition Plan No
Guaranteed Tuition Plan No

Tuition History

Historical in-state and out-of-state tuition and price increases for Columbus Technical College.

YearIn-StateOut-of-stateAnnual Increase
2021$2,400$4,800 0%
2020$2,400$4,800 0%
2019$2,400$4,800 12.4%
2018$2,136$4,272 0%
2017$2,136$4,272 0%
2016$2,136$4,272 0%
2015$2,136$4,272 0%
2014$2,136$4,080 67.5%
2013$1,275$2,550 -29.2%
2012$1,800$3,600 -16.7%
2011$2,160$4,320 6.4%
2010$2,031$4,062 33%
2009$1,527$3,054 -1%
2008$1,542$2,838 13.2%
2007$1,362$2,478 0%
2006$1,362$2,478 16.1%
2005$1,173$2,181 3.2%
2004$1,137$2,109 3.7%
2003$1,096$2,032 7.5%
2002$1,020$1,920 3.7%
2001$984$1,848 -7.9%
2000$1,068$2,016 24%
1999$861$1,617 10.2%
1998$781$1,537 0%
1997$781$1,537 3.3%
1996$756$756 15.1%
1995$657$1,224 14.1%
1994$576$1,152 3.8%
1993$555$915 -22.9%
1992$720$1,200 20%
1991$600$1,200 0%
1990$600$1,200 52.7%
1989$393$621 -22.9%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=139357 IPEDS survey data for Columbus Technical College.