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Columbia College Chicago Cost

Net Price

Net Price
$29,181/ year
National
$15,403
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $25,969/ year
  • $30-48k
    $26,520/ year
  • $49-75k
    $30,276/ year
  • $76-110k
    $31,363/ year
  • $110k+
    $33,989/ year

Net price is the average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Sticker Price

In-State Tuition
$25,334/ year
Out-of-State Tuition
$25,334/ year
Average Housing Costs
$13,298/ year
Average Meal Plan Cost
Books & Supplies
$1,600/ year
Tuition Guarantee Plan
No
Tuition Payment Plan
Yes
Prepaid Tuition Plan
Yes

Loans

Students Taking Out Loans
71%
Average Loan Amount
$8,092/ year
National
$6,857

Financial Aid

Any Financial Aid
84%
Average Total Aid Awarded
$10,826/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Aid
  • Federal Grant Aid
    39%
  • State Grant Aid
    21%
  • Institution Grant Aid
    73%
  • Pell Grant
    39%
Average Aid Awarded
  • Federal Grant Aid
    $4,495
  • State Grant Aid
    $4,208
  • Institution Grant Aid
    $7,998
  • Pell Grant Amount
    $4,427
Poll
Which statement best describes your financial aid experience at this school?
Based on 274 responses
  • It went smoothly, and I received the financial aid I needed.
    29%
  • The process was a hassle, but I received the financial aid I needed.
    27%
  • It was an absolute headache, and it took multiple attempts to receive any aid.
    13%
  • It is an ongoing process that I am still dealing with.
    25%
  • I did not apply for financial aid.
    7%

Overall Value

Value
C+
Based on average net price, earnings potential, student and alumni reviews, and additional factors.
Poll
69%
of students feel like they are getting their money's worth out of their program.64 responses
Graduation Rate
42%
National
48%
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