Columbia College-Chicago Tuition & Cost

Chicago, Illinois

How much does it cost to attend?

Sticker Price
Costs for Columbia College Chicago
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,600
Other Fees$1,086
Room and Board $14,012
Other Expenses Budget$2,856

Annual Prices

The annual list price to attend Columbia College Chicago on a full time basis for 2018/2019 is $45,644 for all students regardless of their residency. This fee is comprised of $26,090 for tuition, $14,012 room and board, $1,600 for books and supplies and $1,086 for other fees. Out of state tuition for Columbia College Chicago is $26,090, the same as Illinois residents.

All price data is sourced from the 2018/2019 U.S. Department of Education National Center for Education Statistics survey.
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Net Price

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

Average Net Price 2017/2018
Net Price by Income Columbia College Chicago
Family Income Net Price Paid
$0 to $30,000$28,875
$30,001 to $48,000$28,966
$48,001 to $75,000$31,319
$75,001 to $110,000$33,988

The average reported annual net price for Columbia College Chicago for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $31,484 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 College Chicago
Type Avg./Student Students Receiving
Annual Total Grant Aid $10,255 83%
Pell Grant $4,200 36%
Federal Student Loan $5,536 69%

The average reported annual net price for Columbia College Chicago for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $31,484 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 College Chicago, we've modeled a ten year student loan with an original principal value of $111,736. The loan balance of $111,736 is a four year multiple of the $27,934 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 $1,160 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 4.529%.

Example Loan $111,736
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 4.5%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $1,159.58
Total Interest Paid $27,413.21
Sum of All Loan Payments $139,149.21

Projected 4 Year Degree Price

4 Year Sticker Price
Year All Residents
1 $45,644
2 $47,750
3 $49,952
4 $52,257

Based on published tuition prices, we estimate the current cost of a 4 year bachelor's degree and living expenses at Columbia College Chicago to be $182,576 - assuming graduation in normal time. The estimation assumes a 4.6% 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 Columbia College Chicago
Price Per Credit 3 Credit Class 4 Credit Class
All Residents $901 $2,703 $3,604

Estimated cost for a class at Columbia College Chicago 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 College Chicago versus other colleges.

Tuition Payment Plans Available

Columbia College Chicago Payment Plans
Tuition Payment Plan Yes
Prepaid Tuition Plan Yes
Alternative Tuition Plan Yes
Guaranteed Tuition Plan No

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=144281 IPEDS survey data for Columbia College Chicago.

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