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Columbia College Chicago Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$40,946 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$24,590 tuition
$14,012 on campus room & board*
$1,600 books and supplies
$744 fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)

$40,946 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$24,590 tuition
$14,012 on campus room & board*
$1,600 books and supplies
$744 fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)

*on average, ranges from $8,600- $14,800

Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$8,147 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
88% of students receive aid
37% get federal aid ($4,034 avg)
0% get state aid ($4,504 avg)
30% get institn'l aid ($8,147 avg)
70% get loans ($8,258 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 1.61% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 1.61% change in out-of-state tuition and fees. Amounts shown are estimates only and not guaranteed. For a better estimate, contact the college directly.

Financial Aid

Annual Aid Awarded
Average Amount Percent Awarded
Grant or Scholarship Aid $8,382 54%
Federal Grant Aid $4,034 37%
Pell Grants $3,892 36%
Other Federal Grants $2,508 0%
Institution Grant Aid $8,147 30%
State Grant Aid $4,504 0%
Student Loans $8,258 70%
Federal Loans $7,914 68%
Other Loans $15,740 8%

Merit Aid Available

Merit Aid

Merit Scholarships Available Amount freshman returning transfer graduate
$13,500 - $15,000 Y N N N
$11,000 - $12,500 Y N N N
award details Y Y N N
award details Y Y Y N
award details Y Y Y N
$7,000 - $8,000 Y N N N
$750 - $1,500 Y N Y N
$4,000 - $8,500 Y N Y N
award details Y Y Y Y
$2,000 - $5,000 R
Financial Aid Timeline
Financial aid priority deadline: January 15
Financial aid deadline: -
College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about: -
Student must reply to financial aid decision by: -
Does Columbia College Chicago offer...
Prepaid Tuition Plan? Yes
Tuition Payment Plan? Yes
Financial Aid Contact Info
600 South Michigan
Chicago, IL 60605-1996
(312) 369-7130
Costs Per Credit Hour
In State $849
Out of State $849


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 5
  • Gerardo from Chicago, IL
  • I am researching this school and have not visited the campus

    Well, I can't really say much about this but going to this college might be the best thing because of the buildings around and for explorer enthusiasts, it might be awesome to look at.

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  • 5
  • Anonymous
  • I am a current student here

    I think what makes it the best is the professors working in the department while teaching so they give you good wisdom that will allow you to flourish.

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  • 4
  • Paige from Chicago, IL
  • I am a current student here

    I feel like there are tons of resources that if I take advantage of, I can definitely make the most out of my college experience.

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  • 4
  • Sarah from Rimersburg, PA
  • I am a current student here

    You can definitely get your money's worth, as long as you attend class and make use of all your free time to connect with other students and go to all the events that you have time fore.

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  • 3
  • Jasmine
  • I am a current student here

    Students have access to a lot of resources, facilities, and tools, but it is quite expensive to attend this school.

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