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Tuition and Fees

Yes, you can...afford a private education

If you examine tuition at other private and state schools, you'll find Columbia College-Lake County/Great Lakes offers an affordable private education at a cost comparable to a public university.

Undergraduate Tuition and Fees
Lake County/Great Lakes Tuition (per credit hour) $235.00
Online Campus Tuition (per credit hour) $275.00
Admission Fee (non-refundable) $35.00
Graduation Processing Fee (DEC) $75.00
Graduate Tuition and Fees
Online Campus Tuition (per credit hour, MBA, MSCJ and MAMS) $375.00
Online Campus Tuition (per credit hour, MAT only) $375.00
Admission Fee (non-refundable) $55.00
Graduation Processing Fee (DEC) $120.00
Other Fees (as applicable)
Audit Fee (per credit hour) $90.00
Diploma Reorder Fee $10.00
Transcript Fee (per transcript) $10.00
Challenge Examination Fee (per examination) $300.00
Testing Fee/Standardized Tests $20.00
Lab Fees Vary depending on course and campus
Deferred Payment Plan Fee $35
Returned Check Fee $25.00

For more information, consult the Nationwide Campuses Undergraduate Catalog or contact the Columbia College-Lake County/Great Lakes office at or (847) 336-6333.