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Columbia International University Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$29,850 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$20,880 tuition
$7,760 on campus room & board
$600 books and supplies
$610 fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)

$29,850 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$20,880 tuition
$7,760 on campus room & board
$600 books and supplies
$610 fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$9,434 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
86% of students receive aid
43% get federal aid ($4,422 avg)
44% get state aid ($6,366 avg)
86% get institn'l aid ($9,434 avg)
56% 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 3.41% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 3.41% 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 $14,849 88%
Federal Grant Aid $4,422 43%
Pell Grants $4,222 43%
Other Federal Grants $1,286 7%
Institution Grant Aid $9,434 86%
State Grant Aid $6,366 44%
Student Loans $7,488 56%
Federal Loans $5,685 56%
Other Loans - 3%

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
$3,000 - $4,500 Y Y Y Y
Financial Aid Timeline
Financial aid priority deadline: April 15
Financial aid deadline: January 1
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
(800) 777-2227
Costs Per Credit Hour
In State $870
Out of State $870


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 4
  • Em from Columbia, SC
  • Mar-24-2016 I am a current student here

    It's expensive, but it's on the cheaper side for private schools. Residence life costs less than places like Anderson and has less girls per hall. Classes are almost always intellectually stimulating if you want to learn something. Professors get your fifty bucks a class worth out of your time.

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  • 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.

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