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Columbus State University Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$17,499 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$4,181 tuition
$10,198 on campus room & board
$1,270 books and supplies
$1,850 fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)

$28,073 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$14,755 tuition
$10,198 on campus room & board
$1,270 books and supplies
$1,850 fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$2,729 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
92% of students receive aid
49% get federal aid ($4,780 avg)
56% get state aid ($4,521 avg)
11% get institn'l aid ($2,729 avg)
60% get loans ($5,769 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 3.07% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 2.21% 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 $6,354 81%
Federal Grant Aid $4,780 49%
Pell Grants $4,691 49%
Other Federal Grants $817 5%
Institution Grant Aid $2,729 11%
State Grant Aid $4,521 56%
Student Loans $5,769 60%
Federal Loans $5,596 60%
Other Loans $4,632 2%

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 $174
Out of State $615


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 4
  • Joshua
  • I am a current student here

    You really get what you pay for with tuition and fees. The university seems to be very good about spending so it doesn't overcharge and still gives you lots of great things and opportunities.

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  • 4
  • Current CSU Student
  • 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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  • Chloe from Tyrone, GA
  • 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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