Columbia College, Chicago

600 South Michigan, Chicago, IL 60605

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Columbia College, Chicago

Undergraduate Tuition & Expenses

  In-State Out-of-State
Tuition & Fees $21,730 $21,730
Room & Board $11,920 $11,920
Books & Supplies $1,600 $1,600
Other Expenses $3,640 $3,640
TOTAL $38,890 $38,890

Undergraduate Expenses

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Approximately 80% of those attending Columbia College, Chicago receive financial aid. The average amount of federal, state, or local aid is $15,527. The average amount of student loans is $6,948. Make sure you apply to all grants and loans that you qualify for. You can also use our Scholarship Search to help you pay for college.


In-State:

  • Tuition & Fees: 56%
  • Room & Board: 31%
  • Books & Supplies: 4%
  • Other Expenses: 9%
Tuition & Fees 56%
Room & Board 31%
Books & Supplies 4%
Other Expenses 9%

Out-Of-State

  • Tuition & Fees: 56%
  • Room & Board: 31%
  • Books & Supplies: 4%
  • Other Expenses: 9%
Tuition & Fees 56%
Room & Board 31%
Books & Supplies 4%
Other Expenses 9%

Graduate Tuition & Expenses

  In-State Out-of-State
Tuition & Fees $18,960 $18,960

Financial Aid Received by Columbia College, Chicago Students

  Percent Receiving Aid Average Amount Received
Federal Grant 40% $4,275
Local Grant 25% $3,998
Institutional Grant 43% $6,792
Pell Grant 40% $4,129
Student Loans 73% $6,948
TOTAL FINANCIAL AID 80% $15,527

Required Financial Aid Forms

  • FAFSA
  • Institution’s own financial aid form

Types of Loans Available

  • Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
  • Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans
  • Direct PLUS Loans

Payment Plans

  • Academic Management Services (AMS)
  • School’s Own Payment Plan

Financial Aid Office

Financial Aid Officer
Timothy Bauhs
Director of Financial Aid
tbauhs@colum.edu

Financial Aid Office

P (312) 369-7140
F (312) 369-8436
@ sfs@colum.edu

Scholarships

Name Amount Deadline
Achievement Award $13,000 February 1
Illinois Future Teacher Corps Scholarship $10,000 March 1
Make a Dent Scholarship $5,000 January 15 - Incoming Students; February 1 - Continuing Students
Monetary Award $4,968 October 1
David R. Rubin Scholarship $4,000 February 1
Alumni Scholarship $3,000 February 1
Jane Ann Legnard Alexandroff Scholarship $3,000 February 1
Betty Garrett Musical Theatre Scholarship $2,000 February 1
August & Edna Zahatko Scholarship $1,000 March 1
Safe Water Scholarships $1,000 January 31

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