Cost of college went up for all students at Columbia International University


Tuition and fees rose 4.2 percent for 2017-18 at Columbia International University, according to the latest disclosure from the U.S. Department of Education.

South Carolina students paid $22,390 to attend the four-year private not-for-profit institution this year $900 more than the $21,490 charged for 2016-17.

Data shows 100 percent of full-time undergraduates who started school in 2015-16 received student financial aid in some form. In all, 95 students received grants or scholarships totaling $1.31 million and 57 students took out student loans totaling more than $307,518.

Including all undergraduates, 512 students used grants or scholarships totaling $6.25 million. Another 292 took out $2.11 million in federal student loans.

The cost of attending
Enrollment
2014-15
2015-16
2016-17
2017-18
Change in tuition and fees 2014-15 to 2017-18
~502
$19,480
$20,430
$21,490
$22,390
14.9%

Undergraduate financial aid
The following data includes only full-time students who began an undergraduate program at the Columbia International University in 2015-16.
Type of Aid
Number of students receiving aid
Percent receiving aid
Total amount of aid received
Average amount of aid per student
Federal grants
39
41%
$140,878
$3,612
State / local grant or scholarship
50
53%
$325,500
$6,510
Institutional grants or scholarships
95
100%
$846,415
$8,910
Grant or scholarship aid total
95
100%
$1,312,793
$13,819
Federal student loans
57
60%
$304,075
$5,335
Other student loans
1%
Student loan aid
57
60%
$307,518
$5,395
Total student aid
95
100%

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