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Columbus State University Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$15,992 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$3,979 tuition
$9,338 on campus room & board
$1,140 books and supplies
$1,535 fees
(Based on stats from 2013/2014)

$26,034 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$14,021 tuition
$9,338 on campus room & board
$1,140 books and supplies
$1,535 fees
(Based on stats from 2013/2014)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$3,079 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
93% of students receive aid
52% get federal aid ($4,540 avg)
51% get state aid ($4,108 avg)
13% get institn'l aid ($3,079 avg)
65% get loans ($6,165 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 3.44% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 3.09% 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 $5,979 82%
Federal Grant Aid $4,540 52%
Pell Grants $4,515 52%
Other Federal Grants $1,967 1%
Institution Grant Aid $3,079 13%
State Grant Aid $4,108 51%
Student Loans $6,165 65%
Federal Loans $5,840 64%
Other Loans $5,282 4%

Merit Aid Available

Financial Aid Timeline
Financial aid priority deadline: May 1
Financial aid deadline: -
College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about: -
Student must reply to financial aid decision by: -
Financial Aid Contact Info
4225 University Ave
Columbus, GA 31907-5645
(706) 507-8800
Costs Per Credit Hour
In State $148
Out of State $551


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 4
  • Current CSU Student
  • Apr-04-2017 I am a current student here

    I do feel that it is a bit pricey to attend CSU but there are ways to offset the cost. Choose your meal plan wisely. It may be better to cook than to go out.

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  • 4
  • Chloe from Tyrone, GA
  • Jan-13-2015 I am a current student here

    Definitely a very cost efficient school with many extra curricular activities that are affordable for college students.

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  • 5
  • STUDENT from Columbus, GA
  • Dec-18-2014 I am a current student here

    For what one is charged to attend CSU, you would think that it would be way better than what it is, but it is not.

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  • 5
  • Anonymous
  • Nov-22-2013 I am a current student here

    It is actually a very good deal and worth the money.

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  • 4
  • Dillon from Gainesville, GA
  • Nov-11-2013 I am a current student here

    The school is as expensive as other larger schools. I think it is worth it though because you get a beautiful campus, with wonderful teachers.

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