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Columbia College is excited to announce Truition®, a commitment to continue offering you the same quality education while paying no fees and receiving your books at no cost!
Beginning in the Fall 2018 semester, new students will pay $375 per credit hour. As a current undergraduate or graduate student, you will pay significantly less, while receiving the same great benefits:
Current students are those who completed at least one course between Early Fall 2017 and Late Summer 2018. Current undergraduate students who later transition to the Graduate program will be considered a new graduate student.
Not only will book costs be covered, but all other required materials such as lab kits and access codes will be included. You will no longer have to spend time trying to find the cheapest book or worrying about budgeting for very expensive books.
A few of the upcoming changes include:
If you have questions or would like to learn more please contact your academic advisor.
Colleges are notorious for adding extra fees in addition to tuition, making it difficult to gauge the true costs of college. Columbia College has eliminated all fees for adult students with an exciting new plan we call Truition®. Students just pay an affordable tuition rate. There are no fees and no book costs.
Truition® is for all students enrolled in online classes, evening classes and classes at any of our nationwide venues.
We eliminated all fees. No application fee, no technology fee, no proctoring fee, no graduation fee… we challenge you to find another college who can say that. No book cost. No surprises.
In a handful of scenarios, students may pay third parties for various services. For instance, third-party providers such as Parchment (transcript printing) and CLEP/DSST (outside testing services for academic credit) will continue to charge for their services. There will be no charge for students who have a Columbia College exam proctored by ProctorU.
These are not costs Columbia College controls, as we are not directly involved in these transactions and we receive no financial benefit from them. If you pay a highway toll on the way to class, that’s also a fee of sorts, but it’s not a fee we charge for College.
We know it can be difficult to budget for expensive textbooks. With Truition®, you will have the correct book on the first day of class.
There are a number of benefits to using eTexts including:
eTexts will usually be available several days before classes start, but no later than the first day of class.
If you would like a loose-leaf paper copy of your textbook, you can purchase it from the VitalSource Bookshelf app for eligible textbooks after the enrollment Add/Drop period for the session has closed.
Printing a book is entirely up to you and most students do not do this.
Most but not all. In some cases, a book may not be available in electronic format. In these instances, a physical book will be provided.
Materials like this are included and we will ship them to you.
Columbia College does not pay for calculators.
If for any reason you don't want your books provided, you have the right to opt out. You will need to opt out before you register for classes for the semester. Please speak with your advisor before opting out.
There is no catch. Columbia College has been a not-for-profit provider of higher education since 1851. It's our mission to improve lives by making college affordable for all. This is why we exist.
While our students taking classes during the day on campus in Columbia, Missouri are not eligible for Truition®, they enjoy a number of exclusive benefits including:
For your non-Nursing curriculum, your tuition rate will be based on whether you are a current student or an incoming student, and dependent upon whether you are taking courses in-seat or online. Once accepted into the associate in science in nursing program, your nursing curriculum courses will remain at the Nursing rate of $390 per credit hour. We encourage you to speak to your advisor or our Enrollment Service Center if you have any questions.
Please note that charges still apply for third-party services like transcripts, tests (CLEP/DSST), late payment fines etc.
Truition® prices are established exclusively for undergraduate and graduate students taking classes online or at one of our adult higher education venues across the nation. Other exclusive programs are in place for students taking classes at our residential campus in Columbia, Missouri.
*Tuition price of $250 per credit hour is for service members currently serving in the military: active duty, guard, reserve and AGR . Columbia College provides a military grant to cover the cost of books.