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Columbia College Chicago Tuition, Costs, & Financial Aid Information

Chicago, IL

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$49,230
Tuition and Fees
$28,318
Room and Board
$16,456
Books and Supplies
$1,600
Other Expenses
$2,856
Payment Plans
Deferred payment

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Priority deadline December 1
Final deadline June 30
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning December 1
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 001665
Free

Profile of 2019 - 20 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
1,617 (93.3%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
1,235 (76.4%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,234 (99.9%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
798 (64.7%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
62%
Average Award
$20,086
Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,233 (99.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $19,848
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,226 (99.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,808
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 9 (.7%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
1 (.1%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $14,538

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
5,169 (83.4%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
3,988 (77.2%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
3,975 (99.7%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
1,525 (38.4%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
47%
Average Award
$14,717
Need-Based Gift
Received by 3,758 (94.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $14,998
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 3,938 (99.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,578
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 130 (3.3%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
42 (.7%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $18,959

Borrowing

2019 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
71%
Average Indebtedness of 2019 Graduates
$34,328
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
70.0%
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
17.0%

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans
State Loans
 
Other Loans
 

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Business, Communication, English
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Applied Art and Design, Art/Fine Arts, Cinema/Film/Broadcasting, Creative Writing, Dance, Journalism/Publications, Music, Performing Arts, Theater/Drama
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Community Service
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Children of Faculty/Staff
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$4,609

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