2023-2024 graduate tuition

Course format Cost per credit hour ($)
Standard graduate rate 490
Standard partnership discount 416.50 (15% discount off standard graduate rate)
Audit tuition 250
Military-affiliated benefit rates/discounts Cost per credit hour ($)
Currently serving[1]military member 325 [4]
Spouse/dependent[2] of currently serving military member 325
CC-affiliated installation[3]employee 325
Spouse/dependent[2] of CC-affiliated installation employee 416.50 (15% tuition discount off standard undergraduate rate)
Veteran 490 unless eligible for a separate rate/discount

1 Currently serving: A member of the United States Armed Forces (Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marine Corps, Navy, Space Force) that is currently serving whether on Active Duty, Guard, or Reserve status. Members of the Guard and Reserve must be drilling members or on active duty. Service members that are in the Inactive Ready Reserve (IRR) are not considered as currently serving for purposes of the Military-Affiliated Benefit.

2 Dependents must be under the age of 25 prior to the first day of the semester to be eligible to receive the dependent benefit.

3 Installation employees, their spouses and dependents of these installations are eligible for the new Military-Affiliated Benefit.

4Columbia College provides a military grant to cover the cost of books.

3rd party charges

Description Cost ($)
CLEP & DSST administration charge 25
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If applicable, an NSF Bank charge of $25 and/or a late payment charge of $29 may apply to your account.

Students enrolled as graduate students pay graduate tuition for courses receiving graduate credit, and undergraduate tuition for courses receiving undergraduate credit. Charges vary depending on the combination of graduate and undergraduate courses.

If you are an international student, please look at tuition and scholarships for additional international expense information.


Upon registration, all students are required to pay the entire balance of their accounts (after financial aid awards are considered) by either full payment or through the deferred payment plan (see below).

Timely payment of tuition is required to continue your attendance at the College. If unforeseen circumstances occur that preclude you from paying in a timely fashion, please contact the Center for Student Success office.

We honor Employer Tuition Assistance, Military Tuition Assistance (MTA) and V.A. Vocational Rehabilitation. We also encourage students to apply for financial assistance. For more information please visit the Financial Assistance page.

Outstanding balance from a previous session

Until the balance is paid, the student will not be allowed to:

  • Register for any subsequent semester
  • Obtain a transcript of academic work
  • Apply for a residence hall room
  • Obtain their diploma

Deferred payment plan

If a student needs to pay educational expenses in installments, a deferred payment plan may be arranged. Due dates and more detailed information for payment plans are available upon registration. Any payment not made by the due date is subject to a late payment charge. All students not paying in full upon registration are required to sign a deferred payment contract through epayment.