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Undergraduate students

Tuition (per credit hour)* $305

*For military students, the undergraduate online course tuition rate is $250 per credit hour.

Other fees

Graduation fee $75
Returned check fee $25
Late payment fee $29
Transcript $10

Graduate students

Tuition (per credit hour) $415

Other fees

Graduation fee $120
Returned check fee $25
Late payment fee $29
Transcript $10


Upon registration, all students are required to pay half of the upcoming term tuition after financial aid awards are considered. Students are required to pay all of the balance from terms prior at the time registration for the upcoming term.

Outstanding balance from a previous semester

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

  • Register for any subsequent semester.
  • Obtain a transcript of academic work.

Fees are reviewed on an annual basis and are subject to change without notice. A student's past balance must be paid at the time of registration along with at least half of the subsequent session tuition. Tuition is due at the time of registration, unless the student has enrolled in a payment plan or is pre-approved for and fully funded by financial aid.

Half the cost details

Tuition for Columbia College online undergraduate courses is $305 per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year. Based on a completion of 30 credit hours in an academic year, the annual cost would be $9,150. This is about half the cost or less than the national average private nonprofit and for-profit tuition and fees rate. National average tuition and fees for public, private nonprofit and for-profit colleges and universities is published in the CollegeBoard Trends in College Pricing 2016 report.


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