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Columbia International University Tuition & Cost

Columbia, South Carolina

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How much does it cost to attend?

Sticker Price
Costs for Columbia International University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$600
Other Fees$1,100
Room and Board $8,950
Other Expenses Budget$3,710

Annual Prices

The annual tuition to attend Columbia International University is $24,490. The cost is the same for both in-state and out-of-state students. Room and board fees are an additional $8,950. For educational materials, students should allocate approximately $600 for books and supplies plus $1,100 for other fees charged by the school. Finally, students should budget $3,710 for miscellaneous expenses throughout the year. With all these fees considered, the expected total cost to attend Columbia International University on a full-time basis is $38,850 per annum.

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

Net Price

The net price provides a more realistic estimate of the true cost of attending Columbia International University, once common grants and scholarships have been taken into account. It's important to note that this net price can fluctuate based on factors such as family income and individual financial need.

Average Net Price 2019/2020
Net Price by Income Columbia International University
Family Income Net Price Paid
$0 to $30,000$15,997
$30,001 to $48,000$17,320
$48,001 to $75,000$17,307
$75,001 to $110,000$18,703

The average reported annual net price for Columbia International University for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $18,651 in 2019/2020. Net price includes tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and average cost for room and board and other expenses

Financial Aid

99% of full-time undergrad Columbia International 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 $18,319 per student during the 2019/2020 school year. Grant and scholarship aid does not need to be paid back. 62% of students received Federal Student Loans averaging $5,289 and 5% of undergrads took out private student loans averaging $9,847.

Finanical Aid Columbia International University
Type Avg./Student Students Receiving
Total Grant and Scholarship Aid $18,319 99%
Institutional Grants and Scholarships $13,423 98%
Pell Grants $4,432 43%
Other Federal Grants $589 2%
State and Local Grants $6,469 47%
Federal Student Loans $5,289 62%
Other Student Loans $9,847 5%

Student Loans

To gauge a more realistic picture of what it may really cost you out of pocket to go to Columbia International University, we've modeled a ten year student loan with an original principal value of $57,332. The loan balance of $57,332 is a four year multiple of the $14,333 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 $608 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 4.99%.

Example Loan $57,332
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 4.99%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $607.81
Total Interest Paid $15,605.75
Sum of All Loan Payments $72,937.75

Projected 4 Year Degree Price

4 Year Sticker Price
Year All Residents
1 $38,850
2 $40,193
3 $41,583
4 $43,021

Based on published tuition prices, we estimate the current cost of a 4 year bachelor's degree and living expenses at Columbia International University to be $155,400 - assuming graduation in normal time. The estimation assumes a 3.5% 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 International University
Price Per Credit 3 Credit Class 4 Credit Class
All Residents $1,020 $3,060 $4,080

Estimated cost for a class at Columbia International 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 International University versus other colleges.

Tuition Payment Plans Available

Columbia International University Payment Plans
Tuition Payment Plan Yes
Prepaid Tuition Plan No
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=217925 IPEDS survey data for Columbia International University.