2021-2022 graduate tuition cost

Course format Cost per credit hour ($)
Graduate 490
Standard partnership rate 441
Military graduate[1] 325
Audit tuition 250
Course extension tuition[2] 100

1 Tuition price 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.

2Course extension tuition applies to EDUC 508E and EDUC 608E Integrative Project and culminating experience in the Master of Arts in Teaching.

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 Enrollment Service Center 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.