Previous tuition rates

View tuition rates of prior years for returning students.

These rates apply to students who are enrolled full-time (for the first time) as Columbia College students in the Fall semester 2020 and/or Spring semester 2021.

Full-time tuition (12 - 18 credit hours)
Semester Tuition ($)
Fall, 2020 12,160
Spring, 2021 12,160
Total for 2020-2021 24,320
Over- or part-time tuition fees
Number of credit hours Tuition ($ per credit hour)
1-6.0 (part time) 504.00
6.1 - 11.9 (part time) 736.00
Over 18 (overload fee) 504.00

Residential fees

These rates apply to students living on campus for the Fall semester 2020 and/or Spring semester 2021.

2020-2021 Residential Life costs
Residential Hall Cost per semester ($)
Banks double room 1,783
Miller double room 1,853
Hughes double room 1,853
Hughes Haven 1,958
New Residence Hall 2,062
Cougar Village 2,132
All day dining
Meal plan Cost per semester ($) Cougar Bucks ($)[2]
Platinum 1,258 290
Gold 1,223 180
Silver 1,189 65
Commuter and Cougar Village only 909 65

2 Cougar Bucks are a dollar equivalence only accepted at Columbia College dining facilities. Cougar Bucks offer Columbia College students a convenient method of paying for goods and services. Cougar Bucks do not rollover from semester to semester, so be sure to use them all up before the semester ends.


Other fees

Other fees
Type Fee ($)
Books
Total cost at the traditional campus includes tuition, books and some fees (view cost of attendance).
240.00/1 semester
Audit tuition (per semester hour) 250.00
Late payment fee 29.00
Lab/ field experience fees (per course)
Type Fee ($)
Art courses 30.00
Education courses 30.00
BSN Program fee:
Bachelor of Science in Nursing students will pay an additional $500 Nursing Program fee in each of the first four semesters of the program ($2,000 total).
2000.00
Science courses 30.00
Technology courses 30.00
Parking
Type Fee ($)
Annual permit for 2020-2021 40.00
January to July for 2020-2021 35.00
May to July for 2020-2021 30.00
Application fees
Type Fee ($)
Insurance: mandatory for International Students (per year) approx. $1,200

These rates apply to students who are enrolled full-time (for the first time) as Columbia College students in the Fall semester 2019 and/or Spring semester 2020.

Full-time tuition (12 - 18 credit hours)
Semester Tuition ($)
Fall, 2019 11,749.00
Spring, 2020 11,749.00
Total for 2019-2020 23,498.00

Fixed-rate Tuition is exclusive for full-time traditional campus students. Be sure to estimate books, applicable fees. 

Part time (1-6.0 credit hour): $504.00 per credit hour

Part time (6.1-11.9credit hours): $736.00 per credit hour

Overload fee: $504.00 per credit hour over 18 hours

Nursing classes
Nursing classes Cost per credit hour
*Associate in Science in Nursing (ASN) $405

*The per-course cost reflects nursing sequence classes only. Tuition rates for students on the traditional campus still apply. Students taking prerequisite courses online or in the evening will pay the online/evening per credit hour rate for those classes.

Residential fees

These rates apply to students living on campus for the Fall semester 2019 and/or Spring semester 2020.

2019-2020 Residential Life costs
Residential Hall Cost per semester ($)
Banks double room 2,450
Miller double room 2,550
Hughes double room 2,550
Hughes Haven 2,650
New Residence Hall 2,750
Cougar Village 2,850

All day dining
Meal plan Cost per semester ($) Cougar Bucks ($)* Guest passes
Platinum 1,750 250 8
Gold 1,700 150 6
Silver 1,650 50 3
Commuter and Cougar Village only 1,300 50 3


*Cougar Bucks are a dollar equivalence only accepted at Columbia College dining facilities. Cougar Bucks offer Columbia College students a convenient method of paying for goods and services. Cougar Bucks do not rollover from semester to semester, so be sure to use them all up before the semester ends.

These rates apply to students who are enrolled full-time (for the first time) as Columbia College students in the Fall semester 2018 and/or Spring semester 2019.

Full-time tuition (12 - 18 credit hours)
Fall, 2018 semester $11,352.00
Spring, 2019 semester $11,352.00
Total for 2018-2019 $22,704.00

Fixed-rate Tuition is exclusive for full-time traditional campus students. Be sure to estimate books, applicable fees.

Part time (1-6.0 credit hour): $487.00 per credit hour

Part time (6.1-11.9credit hours): $710.00 per credit hour

Overload fee: $487.00 per credit hour over 18 hours

Residential fees

These rates apply to students living on campus for the Fall semester 2018 and/or Spring semester 2019.

2018-2019 Residential Life costs (per semester)
Double room $2,337.00
Hughes Haven $2,454.00
Cougar Village $2,629.00
Single room charge (additional fee) $750.00
All day dining
$1,567.00

These rates apply to students who are enrolled full-time (for the first time) as Columbia College students in the Fall semester 2017 and/or Spring semester 2018.

Full-time tuition (12 - 18 credit hours)
Semester Tuition ($)
Fall, 2017 semester $10,968.00
Spring, 2018 semester $10,968.00
Total for 2017-2018 $21,936.00

Part time (1-6.0 credit hour): $471.00 per credit hour

Part time (6.1-11.9credit hours): $686.00 per credit hour

Overload fee: $471.00 per credit hour over 18 hours

Residential fees

These rates apply to students living on campus for the Fall semester 2017 and/or Spring semester 2018.

Full-time tuition (12 - 18 credit hours)
Semester Tuition ($)
Double room $2,159.00
Hughes Haven $2,266.00
Cougar Village $2,427.50
Single room charge (additional fee) $750.00
All day dining
$1,388.00

These rates apply to students who are enrolled full-time (for the first time) as Columbia College students in the Fall semester 2016 and/or Spring semester 2017.

Full-time tuition (12 - 18 credit hours)
Semester Tuition ($)
Fall, 2016 semester $10,468.00
Spring, 2017 semester $10,468.00
Total for 2016-2017 $20,936.00

Part time (1-6.0 credit hour): $471.00 per credit hour

Part time (6.1-11.9credit hours): $686.00 per credit hour

Overload fee: $471.00 per credit hour over 18 hours

These rates apply to students who are enrolled full-time (for the first time) as Columbia College students in the Fall semester 2015 and/or Spring semester 2016.