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Columbia Southern University Tuition & Cost Guide


Cost to Attend

Sticker Price
$15,530
Costs for Columbia Southern University
Fee Cost
Tuition$5,040
Books and Supplies$680
Other Fees$135
Estimated Off Campus Cost of Living $6,372
Other Expenses Budget$3,303

Annual Prices

The annual list price to attend Columbia Southern University on a full time basis for 2016/2017 is $15,530 for all students regardless of their residency. This fee is comprised of $5,040 for tuition, $6,372 room and board, $680 for books and supplies and $135 for other fees.

Net Price

Average Net Price '14/'15
$10,054
Net Price by Income Columbia Southern University
Family Income Net Price Paid
$0 to $30,000$9,726
$30,001 to $48,000$10,806
$48,001 to $75,000$7,721
$75,001 to $110,000$11,650
$110,000+$12,968

The average reported annual net price for Columbia Southern University for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $10,054 in 2014/2015.

Financial Aid

Finanical Aid Columbia Southern University
Type Avg./Student Students Receiving
Annual Total Grant Aid $3,439 96%
Pell Grant $3,800 75%
Federal Student Loan $6,212 79%

The average reported annual net price for Columbia Southern University for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $10,054 in 2014/2015.

Scholarships to Study in the U.S.

Student Loans

To gauge a more realistic picture of what it may really cost you out of pocket to go to Columbia Southern University, we've modeled a ten year student loan with an original principal value of $31,352. The loan balance of $31,352 is a four year multiple of the $7,838 average net price. This is a estimate of what you could owe upon graduation if you were to qualify for average financial aid and what a degree really may cost. Should you not qualify for financial aid, you may owe significantly more when you graduate. Based on these assumptions, a monthly repayment of $327 could be required to satisfy your student loan.

Please note that financial aid is not guaranteed and is only available for qualifying students. Federal Student Loans are not grants and must be repaid with interest. The current Stafford loan interest rate is 4.7%.

Example Loan $31,352
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 4.7%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $327.35
Total Interest Paid $7,930.08
Sum of All Loan Payments $39,282.08

Projected 4 Year Degree Price

4 Year Sticker Price
$62,120
Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4
All Residents $15,530 $15,685 $15,842 $16,001

Based on published tuition prices, we estimate the current cost of a 4 year bachelor's degree and living expenses at Columbia Southern University to be $62,120 - assuming graduation in normal time. The estimation assumes a 1% annual increase over the next 4 years which has been the recent trend for this school.

Cost Credit Hour and Price per Class

Credit Hour and Class Costs at Columbia Southern University
Price Per Credit 4 Credit Class 3 Credit Class
All Residents $210 $630 $840

Estimated cost for a class at Columbia Southern University based on published credit hour prices. Note that not all schools allow single class enrollment. These prices should be used for comparison purposes as to how much it may cost to take a class at Columbia Southern University versus other colleges.

Tuition Payment Plans Available

Columbia Southern University Payment Plans
Tuition Payment Plan Yes
Prepaid Tuition Plan No
Alternative Tuition Plan Yes
Guaranteed Tuition Plan No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=450933 IPEDS survey data for Columbia Southern University.

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