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Columbia International University Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$26,235 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$18,200 tuition
$6,890 on campus room & board
$600 books
$545 fees
(Based on stats from 2012/2013)

$26,235 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$18,200 tuition
$6,890 on campus room & board
$600 books
$545 fees
(Based on stats from 2012/2013)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$7,488 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
90% of students receive aid
37% get federal aid ($4,538 avg)
52% get state aid ($7,169 avg)
89% get institn'l aid ($7,488 avg)
88% get loans ($7,488 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 3.64% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 3.64% change in out-of-state tuition and fees. Amounts shown are estimates only and not guaranteed. For a better estimate, contact the college directly.

Financial Aid

$6,500,000
Annual Aid Awarded
Aid/Loans
Average Amount Percent Awarded
Grant or Scholarship Aid $14,849 88%
Federal Grant Aid $4,538 37%
Pell Grants $4,235 37%
Other Federal Grants $1,298 9%
Institution Grant Aid $7,488 89%
State Grant Aid $7,169 52%
Student Loans $7,488 88%
Federal Loans $4,093 85%
Other Loans - 2%

Merit Aid Available

Merit Aid

Merit Scholarships Available Amount freshman returning transfer graduate
$4,000 Y Y Y N
$4,000 - $6,000 Y Y Y N
$1,000 Y Y Y N
$1,000 Y Y Y Y
$2,000 - $3,000 Y Y Y Y
- Y Y Y Y
$1,000 Y Y Y Y
$1,000 Y Y Y N
- Y Y Y Y
- Y Y Y N
Financial Aid Timeline
Financial aid priority deadline: -
Financial aid deadline: -
College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about: -
Student must reply to financial aid decision by: June 1
Does Columbia International University offer...
Tuition Payment Plan? Yes
Financial Aid Contact Info
7435 Monticello Rd
Columbia, SC 29203
(803) 754-4100
http://www.ciu.edu/financialaid/
Costs Per Credit Hour
In State $795
Out of State $795

Reviews

Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 4
  • Leah who loves CIU.
  • Apr-03-2013 I am a current student here

    Tuition is fairly expensive, but there is no place else I'd rather be. It is well worth the cost.

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  • 5
  • Nyssa from Greensboro, NC
  • Mar-15-2013 I am a current student here

    I love it here, I really do. It is on the expensive side, but if you look at it from a college view, for a private Christian college it is on the more affordable side. Maybe it is just me, but I have come to the conclusion that no matter where you go for college, unless it is a community college, it is going to be expensive.

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  • 3
  • Rebekah from Goose Creek, SC
  • Jan-09-2013 I am a current student here

    The Bible education you are getting is the best one around, so it is worth the money. If you are coming here strictly for you academic major though, it probably isn't worth it, because so few of the professors studied things outside of the Bible for their PhD.

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  • 4
  • Cheryl from Columbia, SC
  • Nov-22-2012 I am a current student here

    My schooling is paid for through VA. It is a private school. Bang for the buck, I cannot tell you that. Information is online. www.ciuonline.edu

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  • 4
  • Lyza from Melbourne, FL
  • Jul-31-2012 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    CIU is expensive and will only be affordable if you make it so. Apply for scholarships and work hard to maintain a high GPA! It is definitely worth the money. Attending CIU is a life changing experience.

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