Virginia College-Columbia Tuition & Cost

Columbia, South Carolina

How much does it cost to attend?

Sticker Price
Costs for Virginia College Columbia
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$0
Other Fees$250
Estimated Off Campus Cost of Living $8,616
Other Expenses Budget$2,456

Annual Prices

The annual list price to attend Virginia College Columbia on a full time basis for 2018/2019 is $25,704 for all students regardless of their residency. This fee is comprised of $14,382 for tuition, $8,616 room and board, $0 for books and supplies and $250 for other fees. Out of state tuition for Virginia College Columbia is $14,382, the same as South Carolina 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 Virginia College Columbia 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 Virginia College Columbia
Family Income Net Price Paid
$0 to $30,000$24,218
$30,001 to $48,000$23,140
$48,001 to $75,000n/a
$75,001 to $110,000n/a

The average reported annual net price for Virginia College Columbia for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $24,151 in 2017/2018. 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

Finanical Aid Virginia College Columbia
Type Avg./Student Students Receiving
Annual Total Grant Aid $4,874 80%
Pell Grant $4,645 80%
Federal Student Loan $8,873 76%

The average reported annual net price for Virginia College Columbia for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $24,151 in 2017/2018.

Student Loans

To gauge a more realistic picture of what it may really cost you out of pocket to go to Virginia College Columbia, we've modeled a ten year student loan with an original principal value of $32,126. The loan balance of $32,126 is a two year multiple of the $16,063 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 $333 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 $32,126
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 4.5%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $333.40
Total Interest Paid $7,881.76
Sum of All Loan Payments $40,007.76

Projected 2 Year Degree Price

2 Year Sticker Price
Year All Residents
1 $25,704
2 $27,503

Based on published tuition prices, we estimate the current cost of a 2 year associate degree and living expenses at Virginia College Columbia to be $51,408 - assuming graduation in normal time. The estimation assumes a 7% annual increase over the next 2 years which is the national trend.

Credit Hour Cost and Price per Class

Credit Hour and Class Costs at Virginia College Columbia
Price Per Credit 3 Credit Class 4 Credit Class
All Residents $400 $1,200 $1,600

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

Tuition Payment Plans Available

Virginia College Columbia Payment Plans
Tuition Payment Plan No
Prepaid Tuition Plan No
Alternative Tuition Plan No
Guaranteed Tuition Plan No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=458593 IPEDS survey data for Virginia College Columbia.