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Columbia College Tuition, Costs, & Financial Aid Information

Columbia, MO

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$37,522
Tuition and Fees
$23,498
Room and Board
$8,400
Books and Supplies
$1,272
Other Expenses
$4,352
Payment Plans
Installment plan, 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
No deadline for filing financial aid forms
Award Notification
On a rolling basis
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 002456
Free

Profile of 2019 - 20 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
131 (89.7%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
118 (90.1%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
118 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
30 (25.4%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
70%
Average Award
$18,638
Need-Based Gift
Received by 77 (65.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,907
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 64 (54.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,448
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 114 (96.6%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
13 (8.9%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $57

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
692 (79.0%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
631 (91.2%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
622 (98.6%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
103 (16.6%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
62%
Average Award
$16,846
Need-Based Gift
Received by 457 (73.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,600
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 413 (66.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,517
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 537 (86.3%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
100 (11.4%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $252

Borrowing

2019 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
59%
Average Indebtedness of 2019 Graduates
$23,979
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
16.0%
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
3.0%

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
Academic scholarships, Creative arts/performance scholarships, Special achievements/activities, Special characteristics (minority, religious affiliation, other scholarships)

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Computer Science, Education, English, Humanities, Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Religion/Biblical Studies, Social Sciences
Number of Awards
107
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Applied Art and Design, Creative Writing, Journalism/Publications, Music
Number of Awards
23
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Community Service, Leadership, Religious Involvement
Number of Awards
139
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Adult Students, Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Current Students, Children of Educators, Children of Faculty/Staff, Children of Union Members/Company Employees, Ethnic Background, First-Generation College Students, International Students, Local/State Students, Members of Minorities, Parents of Current Students, Previous College Experience, Religious Affiliation, Siblings of Current Students, Spouses of Current Students, Veterans
Number of Awards
194
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported

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