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Columbia College Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$33,944 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$25,580 tuition
$6,774 on campus room & board
$1,140 books
$450 fees
(Based on stats from 2012/2013)

$33,944 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$25,580 tuition
$6,774 on campus room & board
$1,140 books
$450 fees
(Based on stats from 2012/2013)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$12,617 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
100% of students receive aid
66% get federal aid ($4,307 avg)
80% get state aid ($6,031 avg)
99% get institn'l aid ($12,617 avg)
97% get loans ($5,291 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 3.50% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 3.50% 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

Annual Aid Awarded
Average Amount Percent Awarded
Grant or Scholarship Aid $20,303 99%
Federal Grant Aid $4,307 66%
Pell Grants $4,130 66%
Other Federal Grants $625 19%
Institution Grant Aid $12,617 99%
State Grant Aid $6,031 80%
Student Loans $5,291 97%
Federal Loans $5,168 97%
Other Loans $4,640 3%

Merit Aid Available

Financial Aid Timeline
Financial aid priority deadline: April 1
Financial aid deadline: -
College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about: -
Student must reply to financial aid decision by: -
Does Columbia College offer...
Tuition Payment Plan? Yes
Financial Aid Contact Info
1301 Columbia College Dr
Columbia, SC 29203
(803) 786-3012
Costs Per Credit Hour
In State $690
Out of State $690


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 4
  • Marvette from Columbia, SC
  • Nov-22-2013 I am a current student here

    Columbia College is expensive since it is private school, but I have to say that you do get your money's worth. Sometimes you may feel that your money is being wasted, but other times you will see the things that the college is trying to do to make college life better for you. They always have these awesome events that you can attend and make cool things. One time they had an artist come and draw a caricature of students which was free of charge for us.

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  • 4
  • Brianna from Aiken, SC
  • Dec-08-2012 I am a current student here

    The school offers a lot of scholarships so the price can become very affordable very quickly! :)

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  • 5
  • Jade from Florence, SC
  • Dec-05-2012 I am a current student here

    The education and group of friends you make, also the help you get in transitioning into a young woman is also very powerful

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  • 4
  • Britney from West Columbia, SC
  • Nov-06-2012 I am a current student here

    Columbia College, also known as C- Squared, is known for the four C's; Courage, Commitment, Confidence, and Competence. The goal is to instill the four C's in all of the women that attend.

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