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Columbia College Chicago Cost

Net Price

Net Price
$29,530/ year
National
$15,523
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $26,192/ year
  • $30-48k
    $26,962/ year
  • $49-75k
    $30,220/ year
  • $76-110k
    $32,160/ year
  • $110k+
    $33,259/ 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
$26,474/ year
Out-of-State Tuition
$26,474/ year
Average Housing Cost
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
69%
Average Loan Amount
$7,753/ year
National
$6,768
Student Loan Options from Lenders
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  • 1% Cash Back + affordable rates starting at 3.82% APR w/auto debit discount
  • No application, origination or disbursement fees

Financial Aid

Any Financial Aid
88%
Average Total Aid Awarded
$10,826/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Aid
  • Federal Grant Aid
    35%
  • State Grant Aid
    19%
  • Institution Grant Aid
    76%
  • Pell Grant
    35%
Average Aid Awarded
  • Federal Grant Aid
    $4,566
  • State Grant Aid
    $4,246
  • Institution Grant Aid
    $8,770
  • Pell Grant Amount
    $4,459
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
45%
National
49%
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